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Instructions on how to complete the Application for Schengen Visa

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Please use black or blue ballpoint pen to complete the form and complete it in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS according to the following instructions...

Please note: If the application is not completed legibly, you risk a delay in processing or the application will not be processed at all!

Please use black or blue ballpoint pen to complete the form and complete it in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS according to the following instructions:

I. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

a) The form must be completed in legible Roman capitals. Complete the boxes from left to right.
b) Do not complete the application form in red ink.
c) Complete all sections with the exception of those for office use only.
d) If you do not know the requested data, leave the boxes blank.
e) If the question offers more than one answer, mark the boxes which apply with an "X."
f) The data should be completed in the place reserved for them; if there is not enough space left, a separate sheet of paper may be used and enclosed with the application form.
g) Corrections in the form should be made by drawing a horizontal line through unwanted writing. Correct data should be completed in the remaining vacant boxes under the heading (or a separate sheet of paper to be enclosed with the application form).
h) Applicant's identification data must be completed as written in his/her travel document. Individual first names and surnames must be separated by an empty box.
i) Days, months and years should be completed without dots and hyphens - DDMMYYYY i.e. e.g. 25 May 1983 is 25051983.
j) To complete the address, write the country code-town-street-number, e.g. "USA-Miami-North Str.-8".
k) Telephone and fax numbers are given including the country code separated from the number with a hyphen, i.e. e.g. "+420-745789445".
l) Questions marked * are not to be completed by family members of EU or EEA citizens (family relationship to an EU or EEA citizen must be proved by relevant documents).


II. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE QUESTIONS IN THE FORM

No.of heading Instructions

1,2,3

Fill out according to (h) above.

4

Fill out according to (i) above.

5

Fill out if such number is indicated in your travel document.

6

Fill out the place of birth as shown in your travel document.

6,7,8

Fill out country codes according to the Index of Country Codes.

9

Leave blank if you do not want to indicate your gender.

10

Fill out your current marital status.

11

Fill out your father's first name(s) and surname(s), separating individual first names and surnames by an empty box.

12

Fill out your mother's first name(s) and surname(s), separating individual first names and surnames by an empty box.

13

Specify the type of travel document provided with the application.

14

Fill out data as indicated in your travel document.

15

Fill out the country code as indicated in your travel document. If your travel document does not imply the country code, use the code indicated in the Index of Country Codes.

16,17

Fill out travel document data as indicated in your travel document according to (i) above.

18

If you have permission to return to the country of your residency, fill out the number and validity of the permission according to (i) above.

19

Fill out your current occupation, e.g. "businessman".

20

Fill out the name, address and telephone number of your employer or school (for students and currently employed only). Address and telephone number should be completed according to (j) and (k) above.

21

Fill out the city of your main destination in the Czech Republic. If the character of your travel makes it impossible to specify the main destination in the Czech Republic, fill out the first city you visit in the Czech Republic. In case of transit, fill out the state of your final destination.

22

Specify the type of visa your are applying for - airport transit, transit, short-term for a stay up to 90 days, long-term for a stay exceeding 90 days.

23

Always mark the box "Individual," the Czech Republic does not issue collective visas.

24

Fill out the number of entries to the territory of the Czech Republic.

25

Fill out the number of days of your stay in the Czech Republic, e.g. 9 days - 009.

26

Fill out the visas issued in the past three years by the Schengen States only. Fill out the country code, hyphen, and the valid-until date. Leave a blank box between individual visas (e.g. CZE-01082004 DEU-10122004).

27

If the answer is yes, fill out the valid-until date according to (i) above, the authority and the country code (in accordance with the Index of Country Codes) of the state that issued the visa.

28

Fill out only the last stay in the Czech Republic and other Schengen States, filling in the code and the dates in accordance with (i) above.

29

Mark the purpose of your stay in the Schengen area; if none of the boxes applies, specify the purpose under the heading "Other."

30

Complete the planned date of arrival into the Schengen area according to (i) above.

31

Complete the planned date of departure from the Schengen area according to (i) above.

32

Fill out the name of the border crossing point of your first entry on the territory of the Schengen area (e.g. Prague). In case of transit, fill out also the transit path.

33

Fill out the means of transport you will use to enter to the territory of the Schengen area (e.g. plane, train, passenger car).

34

Fill out the name of your host or hotel or your temporary address in the Czech Republic, provide the address and telephone or fax numbers according to (j) and (k) above.

35

Mark the person/company paying your travelling, support and accommodation costs during your stay and specify how these costs will be paid (e.g. voucher, Letter of Invitation verified by the Aliens Police, document proving that accommodation will be provided, air ticket etc.).

36

You may mark one or more boxes indicating means of financial support available to you during your stay.

37-42

Complete this section even if your spouse and/or children are not travelling to the Czech Republic with you. Complete the family name, family name at birth and first name according to (h) above and the dates of birth according to (i) above.

43

For family members of EU or EEA only. Fill out according to (h), (i) above, the Index of Country Codes and (5) above. Indicate family relationship (e.g. daughter, spouse etc.).

45

Fill out your home address according to (j) above.

46

Fill out your telephone number according to (k) above.

47

Fill out the place (town) where you sign your visa application. The application of children under 15 years of age must be signed by a guardian (as a rule their parent).



You can download the Index of Country Codes here .

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Index of Country Codes 216 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Oct 22, 2008