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Visa and Consular Information

Contact information

Scope of consular jurisdiction:

The consular district of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic is currently composed of the following provinces: Istanbul, Ardahan, Artvin, Balikesir, Bartin, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bolu, Bursa, Canakkale, Corum, Düzce, Edirne, Erzurum, Giresun, Gümüshane, Karabük, Kars, Kastamonu, Kirklareli, Kocaeli, Ordu, Rize, Samsun, Sakarya, Sinop, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Yalova and Zonguldak.

Address: Abdi Ipekci Cad. 71, 34367 Maçka, Istanbul

Telephone: +90 212 368 8035

E-mail: Consulate_Istanbul@mzv.cz

Fax: +90 212 231 9493

Consular emergency number: +90 533 257 3880 (to be used only by Czech citizens in case of emergency – no informations about visa procedures will be provided)


The Consular Section:

Hana Klučarová - Consul

Jarmila Sehnalová – Consular Officer

David Cihlář - Consular Officer


Office hours: 8:00 – 16:30


Opening hours of the Visa and Consular Section:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 14:00

Friday: 9:00 – 12:00


Applications for short-term (Schengen) visa:

Applications for short-term visa should be submitted to the Visa application centres of the VFS Global  company in Harbiye district (European city part) and Altunizade district (Asian city part). 

Appointment can be scheduled via electronic registration at http://www.vfsglobal.com or via Call Center at number +90 212 373 58 20.


Applications for long-term visa and long-term residence permit:

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 12:00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General



Delivery of Schengen visa:

Monday – Thursday, 13:00 – 14:00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General (only for applications submitted directly to the Consulate General)

Monday – Friday, 14:30 – 16:30 at Visa application center (VFS Global)


Delivery of long-term visa:

Monday – Thursday, 13.00 – 14.00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General

Passport and medical insurance required prior to the issuance of visa.


Legalisation of documents:

At opening hours of the Consulate General (previous appointment via phone or email is required).


Other consular agenda (passport application, passport delivery, registry, citizenship)

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 15:00 (by appointment with competent official only)

Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 (by appointment with competent official only)


National holidays in 2019

1st January, 10th April, 13th April, 1st May, 8th May, 5th-6th July, 28th September, 28th October, 17th November, 24th-26th December

Important announcement

Upon the Article 1.5 and the Article 1.6 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from June 30th,2020 all applicants presenting the long term visa application/long term stay (economical or educational activity) or Schengen visa… more ►

Visa services


Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resumed gradual provision of visa services as of May 11, 2020 (in accordance with the decision of the Government). This resumption concerns only certain purposes of travel and only diplomatic missions in those… more ►

The revised Visa Code enters into force on February 2, 2020.


Some revisions, which concern procedure for submission of Schengen visa applications, are summarized below. They will also be updated in individual articles. more ►

Announcement - Consular District Correction


The new legislation No.: 233/2019 more ►

Information for submitting an employee card applications and long-term visa applications for the business purpose


The Government of the Czech Republic with effect due September 1, 2019 in the context of the need to ensure manpower for the Czech labor market and the related concept of targeted economic migration decided to introduce quotas for accepting… more ►

Required Documents in Visa Application for Erasmus Students


Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Istanbul announces that in accordance with the new legislation No.: 233/2019, Long Term Visa and Long Term Stay Applications will be accepted in accordance with the applicant´s permanent residence… more ►

The new system to reserve appointments for long term visa applications is in place from November 23, 2017.


The Consulate General – Consular section, upon receiving a valid request, confirms the appointment via e-mail. Appointments are granted exclusively according to the order of the incoming e-mails in the mailbox. more ►

Do you plan to go abroad for your studies?

Check the study opportunities in the Czech Republic on: www.studyin.cz more ►



The school/program has to be accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic otherwise you are not eligible to apply for this type of visa and have to apply for the long- term visa for other purposes. more ►