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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.

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 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:

a) Receipt of applications for: 

  • - residence permit for the purpose of scientific research (including a 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,
  • - residence permit within the Programme for Highly Qualified Employees,
  • - long-term visa with the purpose of seasonal employment,
  • - long-term visa for other educational activities and for cultural and sports purpose.

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.

 

b) Receipt of applications of long-term visa for the purpose to obtain an already approved residence permit.

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.