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Visa and Consular Information

Information of the Visa and Consular Office of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria.

Under category Visa you will find information for visa applicants from the Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Angola and Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Due to temporary closure of the Visa Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Harare, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria also issues visas for citizens of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Malawi and Republic of Mozambique. For more information see the website of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Harare.

Consular and Visa Section is open for public from Monday to Thursday 9.00 - 12.00, with the exception of Czech and South African public holidays. More information on where and when to find us.

For a Schengen visa no appointment is needed for individuals. For groups over 7 persons special arrangements and an appointment have to be made in advance.

How to apply for a Schengen visa. Please note that South African passport holders with residence in Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces may apply in Cape Town at the TLScontact Centre, their applications will then handled by te Consulate General of Switzerland in Cape Town. Applicants for a Schengen visa in Angola and in São Tomé and Principe can contact the consulates of Portugal in Luanda or São Tomé. Applicants for a Schengen visa in Botswana can contact the Embassy of France in Gaborone.

To apply for a long stay visa or a residence permit please contact the visa section for an appointment.

General information on visas, entry requirements and permits is available at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Consular information for the Czechs abroad can be found under the category Consular Information.