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Information on Refused Visa Applications

Information on Refused Visa Applications

Information for visa applicants

The visa policy and procedures are regulated by Act No. 326/1999 on the Residence of Aliens in the Territory of the Czech Republic and Amendment to Some Acts as Amended.

Short-term visa applications procedures are within the competence of the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic abroad. This means that the diplomatic missions are competent to issue airport visas, transit visas and visas for up to 90 days. Applications for long-term visas (visas for over 90 days) are within the competence of the Czech Republic Alien Police authorities.

According to Section 51 (2) of the above Act, there is no entitlement to a visa. A refusal to issue a visa is final and without appeal.

An applicant who has been refused a visa has the right to be informed orally about the reasons for such refusal in terms of Section 56 of the above Act. At the applicant's express request, the diplomatic mission will confirm such information in writing.

Applicants refused visas may reapply for a visa any time and attach the required documents. They may do so immediately after their previous application has been refused.

The personal data contained in visa applications are, in accordance with Act No. 101/2000 to regulate the protection of personal data and to amend certain acts as amended, provided exclusively to the competent authorities of the Czech Republic and serve for deciding about the granting or refusing a visa.

Applicants have the right of access to the relevant personal data kept on them, including the right to a correction of these personal data. Provided such personal data are inaccurate for the purpose of their processing, applicants may require an explanation or rectification. If such a request is found justified, the competent diplomatic mission will rectify the situation without delay. In the event the competent diplomatic mission fails to comply with such request, the applicants have the right to contact directly the Czech Republic Office for the Protection of Personal Data (Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů ČR). For more information please contact the officers of the visa section of the competent diplomatic mission.

Contact:

Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů

Pplk. Sochora 27

CZ - 170 00 PRAHA 7

Tel.: +420 234 665 354

Fax: +420 234 665 501

e-mail: posta@uoou.cz