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Long-term visa

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago requires all applicants to register prior to visiting the office. Appointment can be made via email: consulate_chicago@mzv.cz or by calling 312-861-1037, ext. 113. For foreigners: only a foreigner with a long-term or permanent residence may apply for this type of visa at our Consulate General (others in the country of citizenship).

Important notice regarding changes of submission of long term visa/residence permit and employee card application

Let us inform you about changes regarding submission of long term visa/residence permit and employee card application due to the changes of the act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals as of July 31, 2019. more ►

Information about a possibility to submit a visa application by mail

As of February 1, 2021, it is possible to submit application for long-stay visa (except for the purpose of business), long-stay visa and long-term residence permit pre-approved under the Key and Scientific Personnel Scheme (KVP) and under the… more ►

Practical information for applicants for a long-term visa and a long-term residency permit

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 ►

Student Visa


Information about lodging applications for long stay visas (for over 90 days of stay) for study purposes. more ►

Family & Dependant Visa


Visa for Other Purposes