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This section aims at informing you about the news relevant from the visa/consular perspective.

Keep checking this section to learn about the latest updates in visa/consular matters at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Islamabad.

Short Term (Schengen) Visa Applications

Effective 09 May 2022, the Embassy resumes accepting Schengen visa applications via the VFS/Gerry’s visa center in Islamabad. To book an appointment, contact https://visa.vfsglobal.com/pak/en/cze/ more ►

Appointments for Consular Services and Visa Applications

Effective 15 April 2021, appointment requests are accepted only when sent to a dedicated e-mail address, documents_islamabad@mzv.cz to certify documents, visa_islamabad@mzv.cz to submit long-term visa applications. more ►

New Obligation for Foreign Residents: Adaptation and Integration Course

Every foreign national who, as of 1 January 2021, is issued a long-term residence permit for the territory of the Czech Republic, and also every foreign national who is issued a permanent residence permit after this date without the precondition… more ►

Labour Migration Quotas

In reaction to the need for providing the workforce for the Czech labour market and in the framework of the development of a more targeted economic migration, the Government of the Czech Republic has decided to introduce quotas for employee card… more ►

Introduction of a Fee for Appeal Against Short-Term Visa Refusal

Lodging of an appeal against short-term (Schengen) visa refusal/annulment/revocation has been subject to a fee of 60,- EUR since July 31, 2019. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic decides on the appeal within 60 days from its… more ►

New list of supporting documents for Schengen visa applicants

Following adoption of the new implementing decision by the Commission of the EU (C(2018) 6863 final) establishing among others the list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for short stay visas in Pakistan, the Embassy of the… more ►

Schengen Information System (SIS)

The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a database shared by all Schengen States, containing information about sought after, missing or pursued persons and about stolen or missing vehicles and other objects (mainly identification documents,… more ►

Visa information System (VIS)

Started on 2nd November 2015 a Visa Information System (VIS) is in operation in the so-called "20th region", comprising all South Asian countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. more ►