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Entry & Residence


Chapter "Entry & Residence" provides information about visa and residence permit applications - chose the topic in the left-side bar.

Contact to the Visa Department:

For information on long-term visa application status click here.

To schedule an appointment contact directly the embassy.


Travellers from China Must Present a Test Before Boarding if Travelling to CZE

Travellers from China must present a PCR or antigen test to the aircraft carrier when travelling from China to CZE in case they have spend more than 12 hours in China in the past 14 days. The… more ►

The Gambia: Visa Implementing Decision and Increased Visa Fee

In accordance with Art. 25a of the Visa Code (cooperation on the readmission of irregular migrants) and based on a report of the European Commission, Schengen area Member States decided to… more ►

Full Visa Services at All Consulates

All consulates have resumed full visa services as of April 9. Restrictions on visa issuance and travel stemming from the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health have been lifted. It is now… more ►

Airport Transit Visa

Apply for an airport transit visa if you will transit through an international airport in the Czech Republic and if you are at the same time citizen or holder of a passport of one of the… more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of other (training) if you will undertake an on-site training to increase skills and qualification. more ►

Visiting family or friends

Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of visiting family or friends if you will visit family or friends based on an unofficial invitation. more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of study when attending a language or other course, educational exchange, studies-related internship, academic training or other school or… more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of sports when travelling for sports competition, game, championship or other sports-related activity. more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the cultural purpose when travelling for artistic performance, participation in a festival, religious event or other culture-related activity. more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of “business” or “official visit” when attending a conference. more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of business when travelling for business meetings, negotiations, contract conclusion, trade fair attendance or other business-related reasons. more ►

Spa and Medical Treatment

Lodge a Schengen visa application for medical reasons when travelling for spa treatment, medical treatment, surgery or other health-related reasons. more ►

Harmonized List of Supporting Documents

Harmonized lists of supporting documents are used in certain destinations to specify what supporting documents must be presented when applying for a Schengen visa. The list of supporting… more ►


Lodge a Schengen visa application for the purpose of tourism when travelling for individual or organized tourism. more ►

Visa centres (outsourcing)

Decision on Visa Application

Visa Extension

Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not extend visas. Do contact the respective authority given in the article. more ►

Working Holiday

Where to Submit Application - Territorial Competence

When lodging a long-term visa or residence permit application, the so-called territorial consular competence rule applies. more ►