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Long term visa (over 90 days)

  • Long-term visa applications are submitted to the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic according to the consular territorial competence. The diplomatic mission forwards the application to the Ministry of the Interior for an evaluation and decision. If the application is evaluated positively, the long-stay visa, with the maximum duration one year, is issued by the diplomatic mission where the application was filed.

  • You are required to submit your visa application in person. Upon submitting your visa application, an interview will take place and you may be asked to explain the reasons why you apply.

Please be aware that no status updates on long term visa applications will be given by the Consulate (neither by mail nor phone). For status updates please visit our website: http://www.mzv.cz/consulate.newyork/en/visa_and_consular_information/visa/approved_visa/index.html.
If your number does not appear on the website, then it means your visa is still in process.  Please keep in mind the visa processing times when checking your visa status.

For more information you can also go to the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic at http://www.mvcr.cz/.

Business visa

The appointment is required! For the appointment please call the Visa Section at 646-422-3306 or send an e-mail to cs.ny@mzv.cz. more ►

Student long term visa

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

Family/Dependant visa

Every member of an applying family must apply separately and fulfill all requirements for the visa. Children under 15 years are not required to submit a Czech Criminal History Record and Affidavit confirming that they have never been indicted… more ►

Long-stay visa for other purposes

You can apply for this visa if you would like to study at non-accredited school/program by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic. All documents must be translated into the Czech language. more ►

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