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Visas and Consular Information

CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN HANOI

Consular and visa jurisdiction for:
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Contact details


Making the appointment:

Consular and legalization services - for all consular (passport, birth/marriage registration, etc.) and legalization services it is necessary to request an appointment via consulate_hanoi@mzv.cz.

Short-term (Schengen) visa applications - the receipt of Schengen visa applications is being outsourced to the VFS Global visa center in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. The appointments can be made via the visa center website. The Embassy accepts directly Schengen visa applications from family members of EU citizens, holders of diplomatic/official passports and members of official delegations.  Appointments  for a submission at the embassy need to be made via consulate_hanoi@mzv.cz

Southern and Central Provinces of Vietnam - applications for short-term visas are accepted through the VFS Global visa center in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, booking an appointment is done through the website of the visa center. For more information visit this website Welcome to VFS Global | vfsglobal

Please note that in accordance with Article 25a of the Visa Code (cooperation in the field of readmission of persons) and based on the report of the European Commission, the member states of the Schengen area have decided to adopt a temporary visa measure against a third country - Gambia. Gambian citizens pay an increased visa fee of €120. For more information visit the following  website.

Long-term/permanent residence applications – the appoinment for a submission of an application is done via registration and a subsequent electronic draw. Details are available in the Czech and Vietnamese versions of this website. For details in English kindly send an email to consulate_hanoi@mzv.cz.

Long-term visa applications -  registration occurs once per month via email address visa_hanoi@mzv.cz, administered by the Visa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Details are available in the Czech and Vietnamese versions of this website. For details in English kindly send an email to consulate_hanoi@mzv.cz.

 

OFFICE HOURS OF THE CONSULAR AND VISA SECTION:

  8:30 -12:00   14:00 - 15:00 15:00 - 16:00
MON Applications for long-term/permanent residence permit   Applications for the transfer of a long-term/permanent residence permit to a new passport Receipt of documentation within Schengen visa procedure
TUE

Registration of applicants for long-term/permanent residence permits (09-10am)

Applications for short-term (Schengen) visas

  Visa stamping and receipt of documentation within the long-term visa and residence permit applications procedure Receipt of documentation within Schengen visa procedure
WED Applications for long-term/permanent residence permit   Czech passport and CzechPoint services

Czech passport and CzechPoint services

Receipt of documentation within Schengen visa procedure

THU Birth/marriage registration, Czech nationality certificate, legalization services   Visa stamping and receipt of documentation within the long-term visa and residence permit applications procedure Receipt of documentation within Schengen visa procedure
FRI

Applications for long-term residence permit/visa within government programmes

Applications for ong-term visas

    Receipt of documentation within Schengen visa procedure

 

Consular days in Ho Chi Minh City
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi organizes consular days in Ho Chi Minh City 2-3 times/year. For appointments contact consulate_hanoi@mzv.cz stating in which consular service you are interested. 


WORKING LANGUAGES
In accordance with § 169 of the Act no. 326/1999 Sb., about the stay of foreigners in the territory of the Czech Republic, the working languages of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi are Czech and English.

In 2023, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi will be closed to the public on the following Czech or Vietnamese holidays: January 2, January 20, January 23-26, April 7, April 10, May 1-3, May 8,  July 5-6, September 1, September 4, September 28, November 17, December 25-26.

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