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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 following e-mail addresses 

- visa_bratislava@mzv.cz (applications for all types of visas / residence permits except employment cards and long-term visas for the purpose of enterreneurship)

- podnikani_bratislava@mzv.cz (applications for long-term visas for the purpose of enterpreneurship).

 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.   

Email addresses visa_bratislava@mzv.cz and podnikani_bratislava@mzv.cz serve exclusively the appointment system and cannot be used for general communication and answering inquiries. 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT CARDS

Governmental decree No 233/2021, amending governmental decree No 220/2019 Coll., on maximum number of applications for visas over 90 days of stay for the purspose of enterpreneurship, residence permits for the purspose of investment and employment cards, coming to effect on 1 July 2021, introduced a yearly quota of 150 employment card applications at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava, which can only be administered in the framework of Highly Qualified Worker Programme and Key and Research Staff Programme.

Apart from these Programs, there is no option of submitting an application for employment card at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava. The quota for employment cards outside the Programs of economic migration is 0.

For more information on the Highly Qualified Worker Programme and Key and Research Staff Programme, please visit the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic or the webpage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade

Please do not send requests for appointments to submit employment card applications to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bratislava, as these requests cannot be accommodated.

 

 

Registration for applications for long-term visas for the purpose of ENTERPRENEURSHIP is opened once in three months, when appointments are allocated for the following three month-period. The nearest date for registration of applicants for long-term visas for the purpose of ENTERPRENEURSHIP is 12 January, 2022, at 10 am. Requests for appoinments for submitting applications for long-term visas for the purpose of enterpreneurship have to be sent to email address podnikani_bratislava@mzv.cz. Requests sent to other email addresses of the Embassy will not be processed.

 

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 in .jpg or .pdf format:

            - 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 attachments exceeding 10 MB;

  • emails with other than requested attachments.

 

 

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

  • 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 blue cards need to include a work contract)

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

    • proof of accommodation (for example rent agreement etc.),

    • 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

Upon submission of an application for long-term visa for the purpose of enterpreneurship, an interview is conducted in the Czech language. In case the applicant does not speak Czech sufficiently, it is the obligation of the applicant to come with an interpreter.

 

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