Short stay visa - Tourist and Business visits
05.02.2008 / 04:28
Here you can find all the information about tourist and business visas up to 90 days of stay
Please read the following information carefully before lodging your application.
APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE LODGED IN PERSON AT THE CONSULATE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN SYDNEY.
Each applicant must lodge their own application. Applications for children (under 15 years of age) will be completed and signed by their parents. Dependants (spouse/children) accompanying the primary applicant are required to lodge their application at the same time as the primary applicant.
All supporting documents must be submitted in original or certified photocopy.
Applicants for a Schengen visa up to 90 days of stay - type C will need to submit following documents:
1. Application form
Completed and signed visa application form together with a passport sized photograph. Application form can be downloaded here.
2. Travel document
Travel document (passport) valid for at least ninety days after the intended end of stay in the Schengen area.
3. Evidence of sufficient funds
Evidence of adequate finance for the duration of stay, eg. current bank statement, letter from financial institution, internationally recognized credit card.
The minimum amount required for each day of stay in the Schengen area is CZK 1010.- or equivalent (circa AUD 70.-) for stays not exceeding 30 days.
CZK 30300 (circa AUD 2020.-) + CZK 4040 (circa AUD 270.-) for each month of stay for stays exceeding 30 days.
Children under 18 years of age are required half of the above mentioned amounts.
Evidence that accommodation will be provided to the applicant for the duration of their stay in the Schengen area.
5. Evidence of purpose of stay
Evidence of the proposed purpose of stay in the Schengen area.
Evidence of sufficient funds, accommodation and/or purpose of stay also include:
- official invitation form (issued by the Foreigners Police of the Czech Republic) completed by a person permanently living in the Czech Republic or by a company registered in the Czech Republic;
- voucher from medical, recreational or spa establishment;
- voucher from a travel agent.
6. Evidence of adequate funds connected with returning from the Schengen area
Return international air ticket, railway or bus ticket; or financial means to cover the transport costs from the Schnegen area.
7. Visas to all countries on route from the Schengen area
This is required if the foreigner does not travel from the Schengen area directly to their country of residence or for which they hold a valid long-term visa.
8. Certificate of health insurance
Health insurance policy that covers medical expenses related to injury or illness in the Czech Republic including expenses connected with transportation of the foreigner to the country of which they are a passport holder or to a country in which they have permanent residence. Minimum insurance cover must be of 30,000.- EUR. The policy must be valid for the duration of their stay in the Czech Republic (more information).
9. Visa fee
Visa fee is to be paid in cash or by money order or by bank cheque payable to the "Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney".
Schengen visa applications are processed usually within 2-10 (up to 30) days after receiving a complete application.
Please include details how your passport should be returned.
- AUSTRALIA - If by mail, a self addressed prepaid Registered Post, Express Post envelope or a courier satchel has to be enclosed.
- NEW ZEALAND and other coutries - you may arrange any courier company to pick up your passport once the visa is issued or you may enclose appropriate amount of money for desired postage that may be selected at auspost.com.au. Usually it costs aprox. 13-15 AUD for the International Registered or Express Post, or 33 AUD for FedEx (faster and trackable) services.
For further information and fees, please contact the Visa department of the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney.
Phone number: +61-(0)2-9581 0111
E-mail : email@example.com