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Restrictions on the receiving visa applications and other residence permits

In accordance with the measures adopted by the Government of the Czech Republic in connection with the spread of COVID-19, accepting applications for Schengen visas, long-stay visas and long-term and permanent residence permits is restricted.
 

With the exception of the applications listed below, no other submissions can be filed (in person or by mail ONLY) at the Visa Section of the Consulate General until further notice.

 

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York accepts only applications for the following types of visas and residence permits.

SCHENGEN VISAS:

a) Acceptance of applications    

family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

● in the interest of the Czech Republic

international transport workers

critical infrastructure workers 

● diplomats and officials of international organizations

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

● health and social services employees

● food processing employees

● employees in scientific, key and highly qualified professions fulfilling conditions of the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Point I/4i) of the currently applicable Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health

b) Applications lodged before the state of emergency

Processing of Schengen visa applications lodged before the state of emergency and subsequent suspension of visa services, i.e. before March 14, 2020, that were not decided, will not be renewed. Applicants who find themselves in this situation, can lodge their new applications free of charge.

 

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.)

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

● BLUE CARDS 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

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR COMPATRIOTS (based on decree no. 1014/2014)

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS IF THE FOREIGN NATIONAL´S STAY IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC and is supported by a corresponding document

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

Processing of all applications for long-term visas and residence permits that have been lodged before March 14, 2020 is resumed (i.e. examining of those applications that have been filed before the state of emergency and subsequent suspension of visa services is resumed).

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are obliged to submit document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease. When lodging a Schengen visa application, the document must be submitted upon lodging the application - presentation of the document is a prerequisite for further processing. When lodging a long-term visa or residence permit application, the document must be submitted when picking up the visa, i.e. after its approval, not upon lodging the application.

The document is required when lodging the following applications:

Schengen visa for the purpose of study

Schengen visa for the purpose of employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of seasonal employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of scientific research

Schengen visa for the purpose of culture

Schengen visa for the purpose of sports

Schengen visa for the purpose of training

Schengen visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship

Employee Card

Blue Card

Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card

Long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment

Long-term visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship

Long-term visa for the purpose of study

● Long-term visa for the purpose of other - other educational activities

Long-term visa for the purpose of training

● Long-term visa for the purpose of culture

● Long-term visa for the purpose of sports

● Special work visa

Long-term residence permit for the purpose of study

Long-term residence permit for the purpose of scientific research

 

The document should be issued by the receiving entity in the Czech Republic, i.e. employer or school (university). By issuing the document, the issuing party undertakes  to provide

accommodation for the entire duration of stay, incl. a place where the foreign national can stay if a public health institution orders a quarantine,

health care or a registered health care provider for the entire duration of stay, incl. covering related expenditures, if not arranged otherwise,

return to the country of origin in case the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic no longer applies.


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

 

Entry to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures

Foreign nationals are requested to check the entry conditions to the Czech Republic before their travel. This information is regularly being updated by the Ministry of the Interior on its website, mainly in the pdf-format table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure." This table clearly indicates which quarantine measures, incl. possible obligation to test for COVID-19, pertain to which category of travelers.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

As for the short term visa, applicants need to contact the Visa Section with a request for an appointment using e-mail visa.ny@mzv.cz. In writing they provide the Visa Section officer with the following information: U.S. legal status, U.S. residency address, under which below listed category they wish to apply, when the travel is to take a place, what travel document they hold, whether they have applied for a Schengen visa within the last three years, in which country they applied at and under which purpose. In the follow-up communication, applicants will be given a date and time of the appointment. The applicant is kindly asked to wear a facial covering/ mask during the appointment. The number of applicants in the waiting room of the Visa Section is limited to one person.

As for the long-term visa and permits, the applicants are to submit their applications only by mail after having contacted the Visa Section via e-mail visa.ny@mzv.cz. The applications are to be mailed only after detailed consultation with the Visa Section officer regarding all legally outlined supporting documents. Otherwise, the incomplete application will be returned to the applicant without delay.

We kindly ask that all applicants with confirmed appointment with the consular officer should wear a facial covering, masks or respirators and gloves when entering the premises of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic.

For the visa requirements, please consult the chapter Visa & Consular on our website.  

 

Additional information:

Ministry of the Interior Coronavirus-Information of MoI (incl. entry conditions to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures)

Countries with low-risk of Covid-19 (so-called "green list")

Diplomatic Missions of the Czech Republic

Legal sources:

Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from September 18, 2020 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-30/MIN/KAN)

Requirement to submit document against introduction of infectious disease: point I.5 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from September 18, 2020, and § 31.3.b) of the Act on Stay of Foreign Nationals

 

 


 

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