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Visa Processing Suspended until Further Notice

Effective 14 March 2020 and until further notice, applications for Schengen visa and long-term and permanent residence permits are suspended at the VFS/Gerry’s Visa Center and the Czech Embassy in Islamabad. The processing of Schengen visa applications that have not been decided yet and processing of all long-term visa and residence permit applications is also suspended.

The suspension of visa processing and travel restrictions are among emergency measures adopted by the Czech government in reaction to the covid-19 pandemic on 12 March 2020. Detailed information is available at the web page of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. 

Gradual provision of visa services at diplomatic missions in countries where the epidemiological situation allows has been resumed as of 11 May 2020. The resumption concerns only certain purposes of travel. Visa services including for the purpose of studies remain entirely suspended at the Embassy in Islamabad.

Updates will be published on the websites of the Embassy and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.