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As of July 30, 2020, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cairo will – in limited extent and amounts – resume provision of visa services to public

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in the article.
 

Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We therefore ask for applicants´ cooperation in observing hygienic rules when visiting the consulate. Applicants will be required to use hands´ disinfection, wear face masks and maintain at least 2 meters distance. The number of persons who can simultaneously enter the consulate premises will be limited.

We also ask for applicants´ understanding that the amount of applications that the consulate can accept and process while observing the preventive hygienic measures cannot approximate the amount of applications accepted and processed before the state of emergency.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to enable arrival of those foreign nationals who need visas to stay in the Czech Republic. However, at the same time, it will not be possible to accommodate all applicants in the midst of the pandemics.

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in Point III of this article. The extent of the visa services that consulates are currently allowed to provide is anchored in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 17, 2020

While observing the preventive hygienic measures, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cairo currently can accept 5 Schengen visa applications and 5 long-term visa and long-term residence permit applications per week.

 

The following types of visa requests are to be accepted only!

 

SCHENGEN VISAS:

Acceptance of applications from   

● family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

● international transport workers

● critical infrastructure workers 

● diplomats and officials of international organizations

● seasonal workers (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labour and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

● health and social services employees and their family members

● food processing employees

● employees in professions belonging to the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

● in the interest of the Czech Republic

● in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Article I Paragraph 4 i) of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 17, 2020

 

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

a/ Acceptance of applications for

● LONG-TERM VISA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

BLUE CARD APPLICATIONS

● SPECIAL WORK VISA

● visas / residence permits within the KEY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the PROGRAM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE  

● LONG- TERM RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

● LONG-TERM AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY UNIFICATION, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE FAMILY PURPOSE, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY and RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OTHER, but only for educational activities

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CULTURESPORTS and WORKING HOLIDAY

● visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (the so-called D/VR type visa) – the so-called VISA STICKER TRANSFER – for any purpose of stay

 

b/ Resumption of processing of applications

As of July 30, 2020, processing of all applications for long-term visas and residence permits that have been started before March 14, 2020 (that means continuation of examining those applications that have been filed before the state of emergency)

 

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease upon application submission

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are obliged to submit, upon lodging the application document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease.

The document is to be issued by the receiving entity in the Czech Republic, i.e. employer or school (university).

Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of the Czech Republic (DOCX, 135 KB)

Notice – entry to the Czech Republic

Foreign nationals are kindly requested to check the conditions of entry to the Czech Republic before their travel.

Similarly, foreign nationals are requested to see what quarantine measures - if any, they need to observe after their arrival to the Czech Republic. Quarantine measure may include the requirement to submit a negative Covid-19 test.

Kindly refer to the website of the Ministry of the Interior, primarily to the pdf-format table titled "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure."

 

Important notice on COVID-19 related travel restrictions

As part of the measures to contain the spreading of COVID-19, individual Schengen States have introduced travel restrictions, including at certain borders between those states.

Depending on the development of the epidemiological situation both within and outside the EU, travel restrictions may be eased or reintroduced.

All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure. Holders of Schengen visas are not automatically entitled to enter the Schengen area but must respect the travel restrictions in place.


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Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of... 134 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Jul 10, 2020