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Short-term Visa (stay up to 90 days)

Short-term visa is issued as a Schengen visa, i.e. grants a possibility of stay in the Schengen Territory for a maximum of 90 days within a half-year.

Visa Information System

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Starting from May 15, 2014 the Visa Information System (VIS) will be rolled out on a regional basis at diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic in the USA. more ►

Schengen short term visa (for stay up to 90 days)

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Short-term visa is issued as a Schengen visa, i.e. grants a possibility of stay in the Schengen Territory for a maximum of 90 days within a half-year. more ►

New rules for calculating short stays of third-country nationals within the Schengen area

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Following the amendment of the Schengen Border Code No. 610/2013 of June 26, 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about the changes in counting of the days of the authorised stay within the Schengen area. more ►

A Guide for Exercising the Right of Access

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An important role in the protection of the Schengen area is played by the Schengen Information System (SIS), which was established as a necessary measure aimed at limiting the security risks resulting from free movement of persons and… more ►