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Visas and Residence Permits

TERRITORIAL DISTRICT OF THE EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN BRATISLAVA FOR APPLICANTS FOR VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS

 

Foreigners residing in the territory of Slovakia, Hungary, Greece or Cyprus based on a valid residence permit may apply for a Czech visa / residence permit at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava (see Decree No. 233/2019 Coll.). Applications for Czech Visas / residence permits  may also be submitted in the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava by citizens of the countries listed in Decree of the Ministry of the Interior No. 429/2010 Coll.

 

APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FOR VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS 

 

Applicants for visas / residence permits at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava can make an appointment only via the relevant e-mail addresses (see below).  There is no other method of registering applicants.   Applicants without confirmed appointment date will not be accepted.

Requests for appointments to apply for visas / residence permits are proceeded in chronological order as they are delivered.  The appointed date is fixed and cannot be changed. 

To submit an application for a visa / residence permit, the applicant comes in person to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava at the appointed time with a printed e-mail message confirming the date and time.   

 

 

EMPLOYMENT CARDS

 

Applicants for employment and blue cards, who by Decree No 429/2010 Coll., are entitled to apply for long-term visas / residence permits at any foreign mission of the Czech Republic

 

(i.e. citizens of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia,  Bahamas, Barbados, Bosna and Hercegovina, Brazil, Brunei, St. Christopher and Nevis, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, Costa Rica, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Montenegro, Salvador, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, USA, Mexico, Serbia, Vatican, Thai-wan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Macao)

 

can obtain an appointment through email box visa_bratislava@mzv.cz. Appointments are allocated continuously.

 

Applicants for employment and blue cards from other countries, who submit their application at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava based on residence permit of Slovakia / Hungary / Greece / Cyprus, can obtain an appointment through email box zamka_bratislava@mzv.cz. Appointments for these applicants are registered once in three months for a following three-month period. REGISTRATION OF APPOINTMENTS, ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR 14 JUNE 2021, HAS BEEN CANCELLED! PLEASE FOLLOW THIS WEBSITE WHERE INFORMATION ABOUT FURTHER STEPS WILL SOON BE PUBLISHED.

 

 

ALL OTHER TYPES OF VISAS / RESIDENCE PERMITS

Applicants can obtain an appointment through email box visa_bratislava@mzv.cz. Appointments are allocated continuously.

 

Note: The capacity for applications for long-term visas for the purpose of ENTERPRENEURSHIP is temporarily exhausted. Registration of applicants for long-term visas for the purpose of ENTERPRENEURSHIP will start on 14 July, 2021.

 

THE STRUCTURE OF THE REGISTRATION EMAIL

- in the title of the email: number of the travel document of the applicant

- in the text of the email: the name and surname, DOB and citizenship  of the  applicant, contact details (phone number)  and information on the type of stay (short term visa / long-term visa / residence permit and the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic)

- in attachments:

            - scan of data page of the passport

            - scan of residence permit in Slovakia / Hungary / Greece / Cyprus (if required)

            - scan on the document proving the purpose of stay

 

The e-mail requests for appointments will be formally excluded in following cases:

  • indicating more than one applicant in a single e-mail request (any e-mail request must contain the name of one applicant only, except for registration of the members of the same family, i.e. parents with children);

  • sending more than one e-mail request for one applicant. If one applicant sends a number of e-mails at an appointment date, he/she will be automatically excluded from registration process, even in case that such e-mails are sent from a number of different e-mail addresses. If it is found out that the applicant has already applied for a long-term visa or a long-term/permanent residence over the past months and such application is being processed, his/her e-mail will also be excluded from further processing;

  • sending a request for appointment to apply for a residence permit at other than indicated appointment e-mail addresses;

  • emails with other than requested attachments.

 

 

Documents confirming the purpose of stay in the territory of the Czech Republic:

  • Employee Card - the number of a vacant job on the Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic or a copy of the Labour Office´s decision;

  • Blue Card - the number of a vacant job on the Portal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic;

  • Family reunion a copy of a residence permit or a long-term visa of the person with whom the applicant intends to reunite, a copy of the marriage certificate in the case of a wedded pair, and a copy of the birth certificate in the case of minors;

  • Study - a copy of the document on admission for studies;

  • Business - a copy of an entry in the Trade Registry;

  • Member of a legal entity - a copy of an entry in the Commercial Registry;

  • Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card - a copy of the dispatch letter;

  • Permanent residence - a copy confirming the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic (e.g. Confirmation on Affiliation to a Compatriot Community Abroad);

  • Sports - a copy of a Player Contract; 

  • Scientific research - a copy of a Hosting Agreement;

  • Culture - a copy of a Contract for the Performance of Cultural/Artistic Activities,

  • Health - a copy of the document/confirmation/contract on the provision of a health care surgery/service in the territory of the Czech Republic;  

  • Other - a copy of the document confirming the purpose of the stay in the territory of the Czech Republic.

 

We recommend filling out properly the appropriate forms and preparing all documents (including their copies) before sending e-mail with request for appointment.

 

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava accepts 108 applications for visas and residence permits per month. Scheduling appointments of residence permits applicants reflects the capacity of the Consular Section. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

  • Applications are submitted by the applicants in person, at the appointment date, including the following documents:

    • the relevant application form (filled in legibly in the Czech language)

    • original valid passport,

    • 3 photos,

    • original of the document confirming the purpose of stay in the territory of the Czech Republic (see the specification above); applicants for employee and blue cards need to include a work contract)

    • documents proving financial cover of the stay (bank statements, salary)

    • applicants from 15 years of age: criminal record (not older than 180 days) issued by the state of the applicant´s citizenship and by the state where the applicant resided for more than six months in the last three years

 

 

All foreign language documents must be submitted with an official translation to the Czech language. Originals or certified copies of documents are accepted. Documents must not be older than 180 days, with the exception of travel document and documents proving education or family status. (Note: criminal records of some countries – e.g. Hungary – are only valid for 90 days and must therefore not be older than 90 days). We recommend that you submit your originals / certified copies as well as simple copies of all documents.
 

 

 

General information on visa and residence issues is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic: https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/index.html  and on the website of the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic: https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/immigration.aspx

 

Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic:  

+420/ 974 832 418

+420/ 974 832 421