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OVERVIEW: Consulates where visa services are resumed and where they remain suspended

 

Lists of countries are compiled in accordance with the Point I/7, 8 and 9 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 31, 2020, Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Article 55 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

I. Diplomatic missions where visa services have FULLY RESUMED

AUSTRALIA – SYDNEY

AUSTRIA – VIENNA

BELGIUM – BRUSSELS

BULGARIA – SOFIA

CANADA – OTTAWA

CANADA – TORONTO

CROATIA – ZAGREB

GERMANY – BERLIN

IRELAND – DUBLIN

JAPAN – TOKYO

POLAND – WARSAW

SLOVAKIA – BRATISLAVA

SOUTH KOREA – SOUL

THAILAND – BANGKOK

TUNISIA – TUNIS

UNITED KINGDOM – LONDON

See the overview of the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic for the countries that are further accredited at the diplomatic missions in the countries listed.

Visa services can fully resume only at diplomatic missions in states appearing on the so-called green list, i.e. states with low incidence of COVID-19. 

 

II. Diplomatic missions where visa services have PARTIALLY RESUMED

Afganistan –  Kabul

Albania – Tirana

Algeria – Algiers

Argentina – Buenos Aires

Armenia – Yerevan

Azerbaijan – Baku

Belarus – Minsk

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo

​China – Beijing

China – Chengdu

China – Shanghai

China – Sp. Admin. Region Hong Kong

Cuba – Havana

Egypt – Cairo

Ethiopia – Addis Abeba

Georgia – Tbilisi

Ghana – Accra

Indonesia – Jakarta

Iran – Teheran

Iraq – Baghdad

Iraq – Erbil

Israel – Tel Aviv

Jordan – Amman

Kenya – Nairobi

Kuwait – Kuwait

Lebanon – Beirut

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Mexico – Mexico

Moldavia – Chisinau

Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar

Morocco – Rabat

Nigeria – Abuja

North Macedonia – Skopje

Pakistan – Islamabad

Peru – Lima

Romania – Bucharest

Russia – Moscow

Russia –  Petersburg

Russia – Yekaterinburg

Saudi Arabia – Riyadh

Senegal – Dakar

Serbia – Belgrade

South Africa – Pretoria

Syria – Damascus

Taiwan – CECO Taipei

Turkey – Ankara

Turkey – Istanbul

Ukraine – Kiev

Ukraine – Lvov

United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi

USA – Chicago

USA – Los Angeles

USA – New York

USA – Washington, D.C.

Uzbekistan – Tashkent

Vietnam – Hanoi

Zambia – Lusaka

See the overview of the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic for the countries that are further accredited at the diplomatic missions in the countries listed.


III. Extent of visa services

 

SCHENGEN VISAS:

a) Acceptance of applications    

family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

● in the interest of the Czech Republic

international transport workers

critical infrastructure workers 

● diplomats and officials of international organizations

seasonal workers (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

● health and social services employees and their family members

● food processing employees

● employees in scientific, key and highly qualified professions fulfilling conditions of the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

● in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Point I/4i) of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 31, 2020

b) Applications lodged before the state of emergency

Processing of Schengen visa applications lodged before the state of emergency and subsequent suspension of visa services, i.e. before March 14, 2020, that were not decided, will not be renewed. Applicants who find themselves in this situation, can lodge their new applications free of charge.

 

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

a) Acceptance of applications for         

LONG-TERM VISA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

SPECIAL WORK VISA

● visas / residence permits within the KEY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the PROGRAM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE  

● LONG- TERM RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

● LONG-TERM AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY UNIFICATION, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE FAMILY PURPOSE, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY and RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OTHER, but only for educational activities

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CULTURESPORTS and WORKING HOLIDAY

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR COMPATRIOTS (based on decree no. 1014/2014)

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS IF THE FOREIGN NATIONAL´S STAY IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC and is supported by a corresponding document

visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (the so-called D/VR type visa) – the so-called VISA STICKER TRANSFER – for any purpose of stay

b) Resumption of processing of applications

Processing of all applications for long-term visas and residence permits that have been lodged before March 14, 2020 is resumed (i.e. examining of those applications that have been filed before the state of emergency and subsequent suspension of visa services is resumed).

For information on appointment kindly contact the respective diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic directly.

 

IV. 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 obliged to submit document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease. When lodging a Schengen visa application, the document must be submitted upon lodging the application - presentation of the document is a prerequisite for further processing. When lodging a long-term visa or residence permit application, the document must be submitted when picking up the visa, i.e. after its approval, not upon lodging the application.

The document is required when lodging the following applications:

Schengen visa for the purpose of study

Schengen visa for the purpose of employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of seasonal employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of scientific research

Schengen visa for the purpose of culture

Schengen visa for the purpose of sports

Schengen visa for the purpose of training

Schengen visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship

Employee Card

Blue Card

Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card

Long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment

Long-term visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship

Long-term visa for the purpose of study

● Long-term visa for the purpose of other - other educational activities

Long-term visa for the purpose of training

● Long-term visa for the purpose of culture

● Long-term visa for the purpose of sports

● Special work visa

Long-term residence permit for the purpose of study

Long-term residence permit for the purpose of scientific research

 

The document should be issued by the receiving entity in the Czech Republic, i.e. employer or school (university). By issuing the document, the issuing party undertakes  to provide

accommodation for the entire duration of stay, incl. a place where the foreign national can stay if a public health institution orders a quarantine,

health care or a registered health care provider for the entire duration of stay, incl. covering related expenditures, if not arranged otherwise,

return to the country of origin in case the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic no longer applies.



Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of the Czech Republic
(DOCX, 135 KB)

 

V. Entry to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures

Foreign nationals are requested to check the entry conditions to the Czech Republic before their travel. This information is regularly being updated by the Ministry of the Interior on its website, mainly in the pdf-format table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure." This table clearly indicates which quarantine measures, incl. possible obligation to test for COVID-19, pertain to which category of travelers.

 

VI. Diplomatic missions where visa services REMAIN SUSPENDED

Brazil – Brasilia

Brazil – Sao Paulo

Chile – Santiago de Chile

Columbia – Bogota

Indie – New Delhi

Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan

Philippines – Manila

This is a list of countries where the measures currently in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic do not allow to accept visa and residence permit applications and continue to process already submitted applications.

See the overview of the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic for the countries that are further accredited at the diplomatic missions in the countries listed.

 

Additional information:

Ministry of the Interior Coronavirus-Information of MoI (incl. entry conditions to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures)

Diplomatic Missions of the Czech Republic

Legal sources:

Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 31, 2020 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-20/MIN/KAN)

Requirement to submit document against introduction of infectious disease: point I.5 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 31, 2020, and § 31.3.b) of the Act on Stay of Foreign Nationals

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