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Visa Implementing Decision - The Gambia

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 have decided to… more ►

Essential Travel

Short-term travel to CZE continues to be restricted to essential travel. Essential travel does not apply to fully vaccinated persons and persons travelling from "green" countries. more ►

Fully Vaccinated Persons

Persons who are fully vaccinated with one of the EU-approved vaccines (AstraZeneca, Moderna, Janssen, Pfizer BioNTech) or a WHO-approved vaccine for emergency use (Covidshield) in one of the… more ►

VISAS: Extent of visa services during the pandemics

Entry Rules to CZE

UK citizens who study / work in CZ + applicants w/residence application pending

Citizens of the United Kingdom who before December 31, 2020: 1) applied for temporary or permanent residence, 2) studied at a university in the Czech Republic or 3) worked in the Czech Republic… more ►

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are required to submit document on fulfilling requirements against… more ►

Unmarried Couples

Foreign nationals who are in a permanent partnership with a CZ citizen or with another EU country citizen with temporary residence in CZ can enter under the following conditions. more ►

Visa Services and Hygienic Measures

All consulates of the Czech Republic provide visa services with the exception of those located in countries with extreme risk of Covid-19 transmission. more ►

Public consultation - online visa application process

The European Commission has launched on its portal „Have your say“ a public consultation on online visa application process and on digital visas. You can also take part. See more on… more ►

Stay of Foreign Nationals after the End of State of Emergency


● All foreign nationals can stay in the Czech Republic for additional 60 days after the end of the state of emergency – that is until July 16, 2020. ● This option concerns all foreign… more ►

Visa Code Revision

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… more ►

Selected traffic regulations for foreigners

Platform for Vize 0, Autoklub ČR and the Police of the Czech Republic created an information leaflet for foreign participants in traffic. It contains the basic regulations on traffic. The leaflet… more ►

Quotas for Economic Migration

Acceptance of Supporting Documents in Hard Copies Only

Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Republic of India on Exemption from Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic Passports

As from December 2, 2018, holders of diplomatic passports of the Czech Republic and of diplomatic passports of the Republic of India can enter in and stay in the territory of the other… more ►

Opening of New Visa Centers in India

Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi has extended the net of visa centers in India. more ►

Opening Ceremony for a New Visa Center in Tashkent

Increased Capacity to Accept Employee Card Applications and Change of Rules in Territorial Competence at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov

Opening of New Visa Centers in India

Crossing of Czech-Polish border between 4 July and 2 August 2016

Filing of Visa Applications for Purpose of Employment

Consular consultations with V4 partners and Belarus

New visa application centre opened in Durban and Johannesburg (South Africa)

The new Visa Application Centres (VAC) will enable South Africa nationals to apply for their short-term visa to the Czech Republic/Schengen territory in Durban and Johannnesburg. more ►

New visa application centre opened in Bengaluru (India)

The process for obtaining a short-term (schengen) travel visa to the Czech Republic for the citizens of India just became much easier. more ►

New visa application centres opened in China

Opening of Visa Center in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Government approved increased capacity of the MFA in Ukraine

Program of Working Holiday between the Czech Republic and Taiwan

Opening of Visa Center in Jordan

Opening of Visa Center in the United Kingdom

Opening of Visa Centers in Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia

Opening of Visa Centers in South Africa

Opening of Visa Center in Kuwait

The Czech Republic will allow faster acceptance of Employment Cards applications for highly qualified Ukrainians

Opening of Visa Centers in the United Arab Emirates

Working Holiday Agreement Signed with Chile at MFA

Opening of Visa Centers in China

Opening of Visa Centers in Turkey