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OVERVIEW: Extent of visa services

 

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

I. FULL RESUMPTION of visa services

AUSTRALIA: SYDNEY

AUSTRIA: VIENNA

BELGIUM: BRUSSELS

BULGARIA: SOFIA

CANADA: OTTAWA, TORONTO

CROATIA: ZAGREB

GERMANY: BERLIN

IRELAND: DUBLIN

JAPAN: TOKYO

POLAND: WARSAW

ROMANIA: BUCHAREST

SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA

SOUTH KOREA: SOUL

THAILAND: BANGKOK

TUNISIA: TUNIS

UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON

VISA SERVICES CAN BE FULLY RESUMED ONLY AT DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN THE SO-CALLED GREEN COUNTRIES WITH LOW RISK OF COVID-19.

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.

 

II. PARTIAL RESUMPTION of visa services

Afganistan: Kabul

Albania: Tirana

Algeria: Algiers

Argentina: Buenos Aires

Armenia: Yerevan

Azerbaijan: Baku

Belarus: Minsk

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo

Brazil: Brasilia, Sao Paulo

​China: Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Sp. Admin. Region Hong Kong

Columbia: Bogota

Cuba: Havana

Egypt: Cairo

Ethiopia: Addis Abeba

Georgia: Tbilisi

Ghana: Accra

India: New Delhi

Indonesia: Jakarta

Iran: Teheran

Iraq: Baghdad, Erbil

Israel: Tel Aviv

Jordan: Amman

Kazakhstan: Nur-Sultan

Kenya: Nairobi

Kuwait: Kuwait

Lebanon: Beirut

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

Mexico: Mexico

Moldova: Chisinau

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar

Morocco: Rabat

Nigeria: Abuja

North Macedonia: Skopje

Pakistan: Islamabad

Peru: Lima

Philippines: Manila

Russia: Moscow, Petersburg, Yekaterinburg

Saudi Arabia: Riyadh

Senegal: Dakar

Serbia: Belgrade

South Africa: Pretoria

Syria: Damascus

Taiwan: CECO Taipei

Turkey: Ankara, Istanbul

Ukraine: Kiev, Lvov

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

USA: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York

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:

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, social services, and 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

● employees who are citizens of Ukraine and submit their applications in Ukraine - daily limit in Kiew = 300 and in Lvov = 300

in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Point I/4i) of the currently applicable Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health

 

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  

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

● BLUE CARDS and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

● 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 VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

● 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

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

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

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

To schedule an appointment, kindly contact the respective diplomatic mission directly.

 

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).

 

V. Entry to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures

Travel to the Czech Republic continues to be limited, particularly for the short-term travel, due to the pandemic.

Do refer to the OVERVIEW of who can currently visit on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, particularly to the pdf-table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic (valid from September 21st, 2020 00:00) in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure".

Persons who can arrive must strictly follow the quarantine measures = fill out an arrival form (www.prijezdovyformular.cz) and get tested. Refer to the guidelines HERE.

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. Visa services are currently SUSPENDED only at the Czech Embassy in Santiago de Chile

 

Additional information:

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

Countries with low-risk of Covid-19 (so-called "green list")

Diplomatic Missions of the Czech Republic

Legal sources:

Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from October 2, 2020 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-32/MIN/KAN)

 

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