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Airport Transit Visa

All visa applicants MUST schedule an APPOINTMENT with the Consular Section by  calling us on telephone number: +353 (0)1 668 1135.


Once an appointment has been booked the applicant must come on time. If an applicant fails to appear on time, a new appointment will be necessary.

You have to apply for a visa in person.

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:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Congo (DR), Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauretania, Nigeria, Niger, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authority, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Yemen.

Following categories of persons are exempt from the requirement to apply for an airport transit visa to transit through one of the Czech international airports:

  • holders of a Schengen (short-stay) visa
  • holders of a long-stay visa or long-term residence permit
  • holders of a residence permit in Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino and the United States
  • holders of a visa for stay in the states of the EEA and Canada, Japan and the United States
  • family members of EU citizens
  • holders of diplomatic passports
  • crew members who are citizens of States Parties of ICAO

Airport transit visa is issued for one entry or two entries. Its maximum duration is six months.

The following documents must be submitted as ORIGINALS:

1. Original application form completed legibly and signed. You can obtain a visa application form at the Embassy or download and print the form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (English): http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/visa_form/index.html

2. One recent passport sized photograph.

3. Passport or travel document valid for at least three months after the expiry date of the required visa with at least two blank visa pages.

4. Irish Certificate of Registration (IRP Card) valid for at least three months after the expiry date of the visa applied for. See below for the exemption for holders of the Stamp4 EU FAM card.

5. Supporting documents proving continuation of journey to the final destination (for example air plane ticket or visa to the final destination – if required) - documents/information on the intention not to enter the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area.

6. Visa fee (up to €80).

7. Notice for Minors:  For application of Minors (under 18), at least one parent must be present when the visa application is made. In all cases of minor applicants the following documents are required:
- Birth certificate (showing both parents’ names. Parents applying for a visa must be blood-related or have official adoption papers)
- Recent, official and signed letter from school
- Parent’s valid passport and Irish residence document (IRP Card)
- Minors travelling alone must have proof of consent of parental authority or legal guardian, originals of passports of both parents

8. Notice for Stamp 4 EU FAM (IRP Card Holders): Given the fact that Ireland stands outside the Schengen zone, only family members of those EU citizens who exercise their right to move and reside freely within the EU and have been issued a card in accordance with the Directive 2004/38/EC are entitled to stay only in the territory of the Czech Republic without a visa up to 90 days (even if travelling alone). In Ireland that type of card is the Stamp 4EU FAM (not the Stamp 4). Notwithstanding the visa waiver all holders of the Stamp 4 EU FAM cards must have their travel documents checked at the Visa/Document Check Desk before going through airport security. When travelling alone they should also bring with them a copy of the (family) EU citizen passport and a marriage/birth certificate of the (family) EU Citizen.

Important: Please note that if you do not provide all mentioned documents your application will not be accepted. There is no legal entitlement to a visa. The Embassy is not responsible for information given by travel agencies or guidebooks. Holders of Schengen Visas are still subject to immigration controls and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen Area countries.