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Schengen Visas (up to 90 days)

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Schengen (short-term) visas, i.e. visas for stay up to 90 days and airport transit visas can be issued at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong.

Appointment for visa application

Appointment for visa application must be made in advance (see Schengen Visa Appointment). Applicants without appointment will not be entertained.

For visa inquiries, please contact us through email: consul_hongkong@mzv.cz

 

The Czech Republic as the main destination

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic accepts visa applications only if the Czech Republic is the country of your main destination (depends on length and purpose of your stay). If you are going for tourism, the main country of your destination is the one where you spend the longest time, not necessarily the country of your first entry! Only if the main destination cannot be determined (i.e. you spend the same number of nights in all countries), you should submit your application at the Consulate General of the country of your first entry. If you are unsure where to apply, please contact us beforehand.

As from 12 October 2015, all applicants for a Schengen visa at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong is required to provide their biometric data (10 fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying. For further information, please see this article.

 

visa Schengen

 

List of states whose citizens are required to have a visa

List of states whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement

Schengen Information System -A Guide for Exercising the Right of Access

Types of Visas

(A) Uniform Schengen Visa

(B) Schengen Visa with Limited Territorial Validity

(C) Airport Transit Visa

 

Uniform Schengen Visa

A uniform Schengen visa issued by a Schengen country allows free travel within the Schengen Area. The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The maximum period of stay allowed is 90 days in any 180 days period from the date of the first entry in the territory of the Member States, with one, two or multiple entries.

Schengen Visa with Limited Territorial Validity

This type of Schengen visa is valid for the territory of one or more Member States but not all Schengen States. This type of visa is issued only in exceptional cases.

Airport Transit Visa

The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation establishes the principle of free transit through the international transit areas of the airports. However, there are some exemptions to this principle and nationals of several countries need an airport transit visa to transit through the international transit areas of the Schengen Area airports. Citizens of several other countries need an airport transit visa only in some Schengen countries, so they are recommended to contact the Consulate General of the relevant Schengen country.

The countries whose nationals are required to hold an airport transit visa when transiting through international airports in the Czech Republic are:

AFGHANISTAN
BANGLADESH
CHAD
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
EGYPT
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
GHANA
INDIA
IRAN
IRAQ
KYRGYZSTAN
LEBANON
LIBYA
MALI
MAURITANIA
NIGER
NIGERIA
PAKISTAN
PALESTINE
SOMALIA
SOUTH SUDAN
SRI LANKA
SUDAN
SYRIA
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
YEMEN

The following categories of persons shall be exempt from the requirement to hold an airport transit visa:

a) Holders of a valid uniform visa, national long-stay visa or residence permit issued by a Member State

b) Third-country nationals holding a valid residence permit issued by Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino or the United States of America guaranteeing the holder’s unconditional readmission

c) third-country nationals holding a valid visa for a Member State or for a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area of 2 May 1992, Canada, Japan or the United States of America, or when they return from those countries after having used the visa

d) Family members of citizens of the European Union

e) Holders of diplomatic passports

f) Flight crew members who are nationals of a contracting Party to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.

 

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Hong Kong and Macau Citizens

Holders of Hong Kong, BN(O) and Macao passports are entitled to a visa-free entry to Schengen countries lasting no more than 90 days in any six-month period from the date of first entry in the territory of the Member States.

 

Holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) and the Macao Travel Permit are required to apply for a Schengen visa.

Both the Hong Kong Document of Identity (HKDI) and the Macao Travel Document are recognised by all Schengen countries. The holders of such documents, however, need to apply for a Schengen visa.

 

Processing Time

In general, visa-processing procedures takes 2 weeks. Due to possible delays in processing individual visa applications, it is recommended that you lodge your application not later than 3 weeks before the date of your planned departure and not earlier than 3 months.

 

Fees

The current fee for a short-term Schengen visa is EUR 60 (EUR 35 for children from the age of 6 years and below the age of 12 years), payable in HKD and must be settled upon application. Fees are non-refundable. Payment must be made in cash.

 

The visa fee may be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

a) Children under six years

b) School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study (not sightseeing)

c) Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research

d) Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less actively participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations

e) Holders of diplomatic and service passports

 

For more details, please see Consular Fees

 

Harmonised List of Supporting Documents for Uniform Schengen Visa

For your short-term Schengen visa application, please, provide the following documents either in English or in Czech:

1. Application form, filled in block letters in English with 1 recent passport photo (white background, 3.5 x 4cm) glued, not stapled, on it

2. Passport or travel document valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Area or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Area. It shall contain at least two blank pages and it shall have been issued within the previous 10 years. The Hong Kong / Macao stay permit must be valid after the intended date of arrival from Schengen area (if you do not have a permanent HK ID / Macao ID card)

3. Confirmed round trip airline ticket / booking

4. Proof of your financial circumstances (such as a recent bank book statement or a recent bank account statement for past 3 months) in English (or duly translated into English)

5. A letter from your employer confirming your leave (if applicable)

6. Guarantee letter by company (employer) with bank endorsement (if applicable)

7. Student identification / university cover letter (if applicable)

8. A letter of invitation from the person you are visiting in the Schengen area or from your business partner in the Schengen area or a confirmed hotel accommodation booking (whichever is applicable)

9. Travel/medical insurance (coverage EUR 30,000 and valid for the entire Schengen area for the duration of your stay)

10. Minor applicants must present their birth certificates and a written consent of their parents/legal guardians (application has to be submitted by parents/legal guardians, but the minor applicant has to come in person with them).

Further documents might be requested in individual cases.

 

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You may download an application form for Schengen visa in English/Chinese version here or Czech version here or obtain a printed copy at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic.

Attachments

Schengen_Visa_Form_ENG_CHN 117 KB DOC (Word document) Apr 9, 2010

Schengen_Visa_Form_CZE 60 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Apr 9, 2010

Guide for exercising the right of access (PDF, 687 KB). 686 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Dec 29, 2014