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Airport Transit Visa

 

 

Airport transit visa is issued to persons transiting through one of the Czech international airports if they are citizens/holders of travel documents of the following states:

 

Afghanistan

Algeria

Armenia

Bangladesh

Chad

Congo (DR)

Cuba

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Ghana

India

Iran

Iraq

 

Lebanon

Libya

Mali

Mauretania

Nigeria

Niger

Pakistan

Palestinian National Authority

Somalia

South Sudan

Sri Langa

Sudan

Syria

Turkey

Yemen

 

Following categories of persons are exempt from the requirement to apply for an airport transit visa:

  • holders of a Schengen (short-stay) visa
  • holders of a long-stay visa or long-term residence permit
  • holders of a residence permit in Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino and the United States
  • holders of a visa for stay in the states of the EEA and in Canada, Japan and the United States
  • family members of EU citizens
  • holders of diplomatic passports
  • crew members who are citizens of States Parties of the ICAO

Airport transit visa is issued for one entry or two entries. Its maximum duration is six months.

Airport Transit Visa Application Requirements:

  • application form
  • travel document
  • photo
  • fee
  • supporting documents proving
    • continuation of journey to the final destination (for example air plane ticket or visa to the final destination – if required)
    • documents/information on the intention not to enter the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area

Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)
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