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Visa and consular information

Under the links on the left you will find contacts to the consular and visa section and detailed information on visa applications.

CRISIS MEASURE: Only essential travel possible

Due to the critical epidemiological situation, the Czech Republic has instituted a crisis measure banning free movement of persons on the territory of the Czech Republic, effective October 22. more ►

Changes in the Schengen Visa Code

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. more ►

New rules for employee cards and business visas

Effective from 1 September 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic decided to introduce its concept of targeted economic migration and start applying quotas for the acceptance of applications for employee cards and long-term visas for… more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Quotas for Economic Migration

On August 26, 2019, the Government approved a decree setting maximum annual numbers of applications for employee cards and entrepreneurship long-term visas that can be accepted at diplomatic missions. Quotas apply only to the diplomatic missions… more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Charging for appeals against decision on short-stay visa rejection

Due to legislative changes, with effect from 31. July 2019, the submission of an appeal against decision on not granting a short-stay visa will be subject to an administrative fee. more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE - changes in the process of long-stay visa applications

On the 31. 7. 2019, an amendment to the Act on the Residence of Aliens in the Czech Republic takes effect. This article outlines some important changes in the process of long-stay visa applications due to passing of this law. more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Temporary suspension of acceptance of employee card applications from September 2019

Due to legislative changes currently being prepared, the Czech Embassy in Ethiopia will temporarily suspend the receipt of employee card applications from September 2019. more ►

Next Stop The Czech Republic

The pre-departure information package “Next Stop The Czech Republic” consists of a brochure and a film. It is intended for citizens of non-EU countries who are considering residing in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days and… more ►