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Temporary suspension of visa applications submission in China


Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has issued a protective measure whereby it instructs the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Shanghai, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong not to receive applications for visas and residence permits, not to process them and not to decide on them, including visa issuance. Applications for short-term Schengen visas of family members of the Czech Republic are exempted from this measure. Ministry of the Interior similarly shall suspend decision-making on applications already processed that have been submitted at these diplomatic missions.

The protective measure is in effect until further notice.

Please refer to the websites of the diplomatic missions concerned for further and detailed information.


Legal sources:

Protective measure text – in Czech only (PDF, 687 KB)

Useful links:

Ministry of Health – updates on the coronavirus – in Czech only