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Current scope of visa services at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi has resumed selected visa services since May 11th, 2020, and has been gradually extending their scope in accordance with the provisions of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic no. MZDR 20599/2020- /MIN/KAN.

The overview of Czech embassies abroad which continue suspending their visa services or have partially or fully resumed their visa services may be found at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

For the updated text of the Protective measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic determining the conditions for entry in the Czech Republic as well as the scope of visa practices of the Czech embassies abroad kindly see the article Rules for entering the Czech Republic.

In order to ensure safety for both applicants and the consular staff, specific measures as well application number daily limits will be applied with regards to the submission of below stated visa applications. All applicants are requested to enter the embassy with a facemask. Bodily temperature may be measured. Applicants are kindly requested not to present the application documentation in plastic folders. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Scope of resumed operations:

SCHENGEN VISA:

  • - receipt of visa applications from family members (as per the definition in § 15a , article 1 or article 2, letter b) of Law no. 326/1999 Coll.) of Czech citizens and EU citizens living in the Czech territory,
  • - receipt of visa applications from individuals whose entry is in the interest of the Czech Republic,
  • - receipt of visa applications from diplomats and officials working for international organisations,
  • - receipt of visa applications from other applicants as per the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic no. MZDR 20599/2020- /MIN/KAN (the following purposes are not included: invitation, tourism, family/friends visit, business - except for key company personnel and experts).

In case of purpose of employment, seasonal works, study, training, scientific research, etc. the applicants are as of July 13th, 2020, obliged to present upon visa applications submission a declaration from their employer/educational institution.

Kindly note the rules for entering the Czech Republic.


LONG-TERM VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

Receipt of applications for: 

  • - residence permit for the purpose of scientific research (including the spouse and a minor child) 
  • - long-term/permanent residence permit for the purpose of family unification, long-term visa for the family purpose - only in case of spouses and minor children of foreigners who have a valid residence permit in the Czech Republic (other family members cannot file the application at the moment),
  • - residence permit / long-term visa for study purposes,
  • - residence permit within the governamental Programme for Key and Scientific Staff, including their family members,
  • - residence permit within the Programme for Highly Qualified Employees, including their family members,
  • - Blue Card, including applications for a long-term visa/residence permit of the spouse and minor children of the applicant for Blue Card,
  • - long-term visa with the purpose of seasonal employment,
  • - long-term visa for cultural and sports purpose (beware, as of 05/10/2020 it is not possible to accept applications for a long-term visa for other educational activities!),
  • - long-term visa or stay in case of national interest,
  • - for long-term visa for the purpose to obtain an already approved residence permit ("přenos štítku").

In case of purpose of employment, seasonal works, study, training, scientific research, etc. the applicants are as of July 13th, 2020, obliged to present, before stamping their visa, a declaration from their employer/educational institution.

Kindly note the rules for entering the Czech territory .

Receipt of new long-term visa / residence permit applications for any other purpose than the above stated continues to be suspended.


Visa stamping:

As of 09/11/2020, Czech embassies abroad may only stamp visas in case of applications which may be submitted as per the rules of the currently effective Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, with the exception of long-term visas and residence permit with the purpose of study. In case of the purpose of study, visas may only be stamped in case the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic is a study in an accredited programme at a Czech university (e.g. in case the purpose is a study in a preparatory course for an accredited programme at a Czech university, the application may be submitted but the visa may not be currently stamped in the passport!).
 

In case of purpose of employment, seasonal works, study, training, scientific research, etc. the applicants are as of July 13th, 2020, obliged to present, before stamping their visa, a declaration from their employer/educational institution.

Kindly note the rules for entering the Czech Republic.