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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.

Persons who are fully vaccinated with one of the EU approved vaccines in one of the countries given below can arrive with no additional requirements for any purpose. 

Fully vaccinated persons (= at least 14 days after administration of a second dose, in case of a two-phased vaccine) with one of the following vaccines:

● AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

● Moderna (Spikevax)

● Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)

● Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

● Covishield

in one of the countries whose vaccination certificate CZE recognizes:

● EU Member States   

● Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brazil, Chile, Faroes, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, UK, Ukraine, USA, Vatican

can arrive to the CZE (or apply for any visa - see article on visa services) for any purpose without needing to observe any additional quarantine measures (i.e. no need to get tested or to self-isolate). You will only be required to fill out an entry form before arriving.

In order to be allowed entry as a fully vaccinated person, you will be required to present your VACCINATION CERTIFICATE.

 

1) ENTRY WITH NO RESTRICTIONS

Partners of CZ citizens or EU citizens with temporary residence in CZ can enter without any restrictions if they travel from:

any EU country

any "EU+" country = Andorra,  Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican

any low risk ("green") country = Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malta, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican + Canary Islands, Madeira

Note: If your or your partner are travelling from other than a low risk ("green") country, he / she must comply with the quarantine measures.

 

2) ENTRY WITHOUT VISA WITH MFA CONFIRMATION

Concerns persons who are arriving from countries other than listed in points 1) and 2), who do not require visas for travel to CZ / Schengen Area and who are in a permanent partnership / have a common household with a CZ citizen or with another EU country citizen with temporary residence in the Czech Republic.

 

A) CZECH CITIZENS WHOSE PARTNERS DO NOT NEED VISAS

 

1. SEND AN E-MAIL to vo1@mzv.cz, containing the following:

1) filled-out Affidavit on Relationship (DOCX, 15 KB)

2) partner´s passport data page (to correctly fill out the confirmation for entry)

3) document/s substantiating a permanent relationship and a common household

Do send: birth certificate of a child, registered partnership document, common bank statement, common rental agreement, proof of a common address, airplane tickets from holidays or mutual visits, or other documents substantiating a permanent relationship

Do not send: documents related to the present or to the future (newly concluded rental agreements or accommodation confirmation, documents on recent travel or visits, newly issued wedding reservation etc.). By submitting such documents you do not prove existence of permanent partnership and common household, based on which we can issue a document for entry. The target group are partners in a permanent relationship separated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Do not send the following either: print screens of personal correspondence, own description of the relationship or declaration by about the relationship by family or friends – these documents cannot be considered for the issuance of a document for entry      

2. AWAIT A REPLY. Persons who substantiate their permanent relationship will receive the document for entry in most cases in up to one week.

Kindly make sure to dutifully observe these instructions. We treat with priority applications where instructions have been observed. Processing of other applications is more time-consuming. Such applications will therefore be replied to only subsequently.

3. PARTNER SUBMITS THE CONFIRMATION FOR ENTRY UPON ARRIVAL TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC DURING PASSPORT CONTROL. The confirmation does not guarantee passage in transit – transit conditions must be verified with the respective authority of the state through which the transit will take place and with the transportation carrier.

4. OBSERVE QUARANTINE MEASURES. By submitting the solemn declaration you undertake to observe quarantine measures.

 

B) EU CITIZENS WITH TEMPORARY RESIDENCE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC WHOSE PARTNERS DO NOT NEED VISAS

1. SEND AN E-MAIL to vo1@mzv.cz, containing the following:

1) filled-out Affidavit on Relationship (DOCX, 15 KB)

2) partner´s passport data page (to correctly fill out the confirmation for entry)

3) certificate of temporary residence

Important: If you do not have a certificate of temporary residence for stay in the Czech Republic (to prove that you reside in the Czech republic on a long-term basis, i.e. more than three months), the confirmation for entry will not be issued. Temporary residence cannot be proved by a proof of address.

4) document/s substantiating a permanent relationship and a common household

Do send: birth certificate of a child, registered partnership document, common bank statement, common rental agreement, proof of a common address, airplane tickets from holidays or mutual visits, or other documents substantiating a permanent relationship

Do not send: documents related to the present or to the future (newly concluded rental agreements or accommodation confirmation, documents on recent travel or visits, newly issued wedding reservation etc.). By submitting such documents you do not prove existence of permanent partnership and common household, based on which we can issue a document for entry. The target group are partners in a permanent relationship separated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Do not send the following either: print screens of personal correspondence, own description of the relationship or declaration by about the relationship by family or friends – these documents cannot be considered for the issuance of a document for entry      

2. AWAIT A REPLY. Persons who substantiate their permanent relationship will receive the document for entry in most cases in up to one week.

Kindly make sure to dutifully observe these instructions. We treat with priority applications where instructions have been observed. Processing of other applications is more time-consuming. Such applications will therefore be replied to only subsequently.

3. PARTNER SUBMITS THE CONFIRMATION FOR ENTRY UPON ARRIVAL TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC DURING PASSPORT CONTROL. The confirmation does not guarantee passage in transit – transit conditions must be verified with the respective authority of the state through which the transit will take place and with the transportation carrier.

4. OBSERVE QUARANTINE MEASURES. By submitting the solemn declaration you undertake to observe quarantine measures.

 

3) ENTRY WITH VISA

Concerns persons who are arriving from countries other than listed in points 1) and 2), who require visas for travel to CZ / Schengen Area and who are in a permanent partnership / have a common household with a CZ citizen or with another EU country citizen with temporary residence in the Czech Republic.

1. FILE AN APPLICATION for a Schengen visa for the purpose of visit of family or friends at the consulate or visa center according to the consular territorial competence.

2. SUBMIT 1) document/s substantiating a permanent relationship and a common household + 2) filled-out Affidavit on Relationship (DOCX, 15 KB) to prove a purpose of journey.

Do submit: birth certificate of a child, registered partnership document, common bank statement, common rental agreement, proof of a common address, airplane tickets from holidays or mutual visits, or other documents substantiating a permanent relationship

Do not submit: documents related to the present or to the future (newly concluded rental agreements or accommodation confirmation, documents on recent travel or visits, newly issued wedding reservation etc.). By submitting such documents you do not prove existence of permanent partnership and common household, based on which we can issue a document for entry. The target group are partners in a permanent relationship separated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Do not submit the following either: photos, print screens of personal correspondence, own description of the relationship or declaration by about the relationship by family or friends – these documents cannot be considered for the issuance of a document for entry     

Examination of partnership existence:

The target group are partners in a permanent relationship separated by the coronavirus pandemic. Visa can be issued only to those partners who prove existence of permanent partnership consisting in sharing a common household, or as the case may be in long-term partnership characterized by mutual visits or holidays. Visa can also be issued to those partners who raise a child with a partner in the Czech Republic. Visa will not be issued to those partners who do not prove existence of permanent partnership and will base their application for example on newly issued documents and confirmations or personal correspondence without history of mutual visits.

3. Follow instructions of the consulate.

4. OBSERVE QUARANTINE MEASURES. By submitting the solemn declaration you undertake to observe quarantine measures.

 

Additional information:

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

ENTRY RULES AND QUARANTINE MEASURES

TEST SITES

● List of countries according to the level of risk

Diplomatic Missions of the Czech Republic

 

Legal sources:

Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health effective as of September 30, 2021 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-120/MIN/KAN)

Lists of countries are compiled in accordance with the 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.

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