Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Shanghai

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Business Hours - Visa Section

Business hours for long and short term issues for all applicants. more ►

Family Reunification

For the purpose of family reunification. more ►


As of 24 June 2014, it is no longer possible to apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of employment. more ►


If you intend to study at a primary school a secondary school or a conservatory, not within an exchange programme or professional training for remuneration, apply for the long-term visa. In other cases of studies defined in § 64 of the Act on… more ►

Live in Czech

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU and wish to live in Czech Republic. more ►

Over 90 days (long-term)

An application for a long-term visa for over 90 days can be filed at a Czech Embassy abroad. You are obliged to file the application only at the Czech Embassy in the state of which you are a citizen or which issued your current travel document… more ►

Schengen Application

You can download the forms: more ►


Here you can find some of the most common questions asked by applicants. If you can't find the answers to your questions below, you can contact us on email. more ►


If your application for a Schengen-visa has been refused you can appeal against the decision. The appeal must be in writing in English or Czech language, signed by you, and must be presented at the Consulate no later than 14 days after the date… more ►


You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is refused. more ►

Medical travel insurance

Visa applicants are required to have medical travel insurance. It must cover any costs that may be incurred in connection with emergency medical aid, urgent hospital treatment or transport to the country of origin for medical reasons or in the… more ►

Minors – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Czech Republic as a minor, you need the documents listed below. more ►

Tourist visit – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Czech Republic as a tourist, you need the documents listed below. more ►

Visa for ADS-groups

An ADS visa issued by a Schengen country permits travel within the Schengen area in accordance with a pre-determined itinerary. ADS visas are issued to members of tourist groups of at least 5 persons. The maximum duration of stay is 30 days. more ►

Business visit – extra documents

If you apply for a visa to visit Czech Republic on business, you need the documents listed below. more ►

Visiting relatives and friends – extra documents

The forms must be completed either in Czech or in English. more ►

Required documents

If your visa application is to be considered, you must have the documents listed below. A number of other documents are also required, depending on what type of visit you are planning. more ►

How to apply

Applying via Consulate: How you proceed is described step-by-step. more ►

Visit Czech

Applying for short term visa more ►

Proof of funds

Proof of funds for the purposes of a long-term residence more ►

Employee Card

What is an employee card? An employee card is a new type of permit for long-time residence in the territory of the Czech Republic (CR) where the purpose of the foreign national’ stay (longer than 3 months) is employment. A foreign national who… more ►

Czech language


The Czech language belongs to the group of West Slavic languages. From another perspective, Czech is an inflectional language, which means that the words “inflect” (their endings change). The meaning a given word has in a sentence is primarily… more ►

Entering the Czech Republic, duties, length of stay


Rules for the entry and residence of citizens from non-EU countries. more ►

Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic


Every state sets its own rules and norms that determine the conditions for stay and residence of foreigners in their country. In the Czech Republic, these laws are stated in the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals. more ►

Status of your application - applications for temporary, long-term and permanent residencies

By clicking on the below link, you will access the list of all approved applications for temporary, long-term and permanent residencies including extensions of the first two to a specific date, listed by receipt number (č.j.). This list does not… more ►

European Union’s Fundamental Rules of Free Movement of Persons


All EU Member States are obliged to ensure that rules laid down in Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States are respected. more ►

Visapoint - temporary arrangment for short-term registration


Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Shanghai announces that until 28 February, 2014 is not required the registration of short-term visas to the VisaPoint. more ►

Business Hours and Public Holidays


Consulate General is opened to the public as following: more ►