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Full Visa Services at All Consulates

All consulates have resumed full visa services as of 9 April 2022. Restrictions on visa issuance and travel of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic have been lifted. It is now possible to apply for visas and… more ►

Visa services for citizens of Russia and Belarus

The Czech Republic continues to accept a limited scope of visa applications from citizens of Russia and Belarus. The measure, issued by Government Resolution No. 529, supported by Law No. 175/2022 Coll. of 1 July 2022, is enforced until further… more ►

Employment and seasonal employment schengen visa applications only at VFS

As of 16 May 2022 schengen visa applications for the purpose of employment and seasonal employment are done ONLY at VFS in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. More information what documents need to be presented are found in the section "Visa and Consular… more ►

"Zivno Visa" disclaimer

It has come to the attention of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi that incomplete or untrue information is circulated on selected social media regarding a particular long-term visa for the Czech Republic. The "Zivno Visa" is in fact… more ►

News: The Gambia - Visa Implementing Decision and Visa Fee Increase

In accordance with Art. 25a of the Visa Code (cooperation on the readmission of irregular migrants) and based on a report of the European Commission, Schengen area Member States decided to temporarily adopt an implementing decision with respect… more ►

Amended harmonised list of supporting documents for schengen visas in UAE

The date of implementation of the amended harmonised list of supporting documents to be presented by short stay visa applicants in the UAE has been set for 27 May 2020. All relevant changes will be noted in the new lists available both at the… more ►

Revised Visa Code enters into force on 2 February 2020

The revised Visa Code enters into force on February 2, 2020. Some revisions, which concern procedure for submission of Schengen visa applications, are summarized below. They will also be updated in individual articles. Minor changes are made to… more ►

Fee for appeal against visa refusal decision

Introduction of fee for appeal against visa refusal decision As of 31 July 2019 the amendment of the Law 326/1999 Coll. introduced a fee for the appeal against visa refusal decision. A short term (Schengen) visa applicant wishing to appeal… more ►

Visa free travel for Emirati citizens to Schengen area


On 6 May 2015 a bilateral agreement was signed between the European Union and the United Arab Emirates that enables Emirati citizens visa free stays in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within any 180-day period. more ►