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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

Exercise of Right to Access to Schengen Information System

List of States Whose Citizens Are Required to Have Visa

New rules for calculating short stays of third-country nationals within the Schengen area


Following the amendment of the Schengen Border Code No. 610/2013 of June 26, 2013 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about the changes in counting of the days of the authorised stay within the Schengen area. more ►

Resumption of visa services


Czech Consulate General in Chicago has been offering full visa services effective June 21, 2021, as long as the USA is listed as a country with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission ("green country"). more ►

Schengen short term visa (for stay up to 90 days)


Short-term visa is issued as a Schengen visa, i.e. grants a possibility of stay in the Schengen Territory for a maximum of 90 days within a half-year. Important!!! US citizens are not required to hold a Schengen short term visa for a stay,… more ►

Visa Information System


Starting from May 15, 2014 the Visa Information System (VIS) will be rolled out on a regional basis at diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic in the USA. more ►

Application Form, Country Code Index


Airport Transit Visa

Airport transit visa is issued to persons transiting through one of the Czech international airports if they are citizens/holders of travel documents of the following states: more ►