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Representation in Issuing Schengen Visas

 

 

Visa Code states that the Schengen Area States should be present for visa purposes in all states whose nationals are subject to visa requirements. Schengen Area States with no consulate in a given state should ensure their presence for visa purposes through representation.

The Czech Republic therefore negotiates with other Schengen Area States representation agreements for Schengen (short-stay) visas in states where it does not have its own consulate and whose citizens are required to have visa for travel to the Schengen Area. Other Schengen Area States similarly ask the Czech Republic to represent them where it is present.  

After concluding a representation agreement, the representing Schengen Area State accepts Schengen (short-term) visa applications on behalf of the represented one. Applications are submitted based on instructions of the representing consulate, which also decides on issuing the visa. Representation allows applicants to submit their visa applications in the country of their usual residence, as opposed to traveling to the consulate whose country they wish to visit. This facilitates the visa process.

Applications for long-term visas and long-term or permanent residence permits are not subject of representation agreements and are submitted at the consulates according to the territorial competence. 

List of current representation agreements:

1) PORTUGAL represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 July 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Angola (Luanda)          
  • Guinea-Bissau (Bissau)
  • Cape Verde (Praia)                                    
  • Mozambique (Maputo)                                           
  • Sao Tome and Principe (Sao Tome)         
  • East Timor (Dili)    

        Agreement       

2) SPAIN represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 25 October 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Andorra (Andorra la Vella) - from 1 December 2019
  • Bolivia (La Paz)
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
  • Ecuador (Quito)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Malabo)
  • Jamaica (Kingston)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents SPAIN from 25 October 2010 in the following country (city):

  • Moldova (Chisinau)

Agreement

3) FRANCE represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 November 2010 in the following countries (cities):

  • Anguilla (Castries)
  • Bangladesh (Dhaca) - from 1 April 2016
  • Benin (Cotonou)
  • Botswana (Gaborone, from 1 March 2014) - suspended on 1 June 2016
  • British Virgin Islands (Castries)
  • Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan), ended on 1 June 2014
  • Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
  • Cambodia (Phnompenh, from  1 September 2016)
  • Colombia (Bogota, from 15 November 2013) - ended on 1 July 2017
  • Dominica (Castries)
  • Djibouti (Djibouti)
  • Fidji (Suva) - ended on 30 November 2017
  • Gabon (Libreville)
  • Grenada (Castries)
  • Haiti (Port au Prince)
  • Camerun (Yaoundé, Douala)
  • Comoros (Moroni)
  • Congo (Brazzaville, Pointe Noire)
  • Laos (Vientiane)
  • Madagascar (Antananarivo, from 1 September 2016)
  • Mali (Bamako, from 1 May 2013)
  • Mauretania (Nouakchott)
  • Montserrat (Castries)
  • Myanmar (Rangun, from 15 November 2013)
  • Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby), ended on 1 August 2015
  • Central African Republic (Bangui)
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo, from 15 November 2013)
  • St. Lucia (Castries)
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadins (Castries)
  • Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, from 1 March 2014)
  • Togo (Lome)
  • Turkmenistan (Ashgabat, from 1 March 2014) - ended on 1 June 2017
  • Uganda (Kampala, from 1 September 2016)
  • Vanuatu (Port Vila)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents FRANCE from 1 November 2010 in the following countries (cities)

  • Ukraine (Donetsk, for applicants lawfully residing in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions), temporarily suspended from 7 May 2014
  • Ukraine (Lvov, for applicants lawfully residing in the Lvov, Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions, from 1 May 2013)

Arrangement, Amendment n.o 1, Amendment no. 2, Amendment no. 3, Amendment no. 4 (PDF, 729 KB), Amendment no. 5

4) SLOVAKIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 4 December 2011 in the following countries (cities):

  • Kenya (Nairobi) - ended on 28 December 2017
  • Cyprus (Nicosia, from 1 August 2013)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents SLOVAKIA from 4 December 2011 in the following countries (cities):

  • Algeria (Algiers)
  • Ghana (Accra)
  • Lebanon (Beirut, for applicants lawfully residing in Syria, from 1 August 2013, suspended on 8 August 2016)
  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
  • Pakistan (Islamabad)
  • Philippines (Manila)
  • Afganistan (Kabul, from 1 January 2015, only for holders of diplomatic and official passports)
  • Ethiopia (Addis Abeba, from 1 May 2015)
  • DPR Korea (Pchjongjang, from 1 May 2015)
  • Iraq (Erbil, from 1 May 2015)

Agreement, Implementation agreement, Amendment, Změna č. 2 zastupování Slovensko (PDF, 653 KB), Amendment no. 3, Amendment no. 4

5) BELGIUM represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 December 2012 in the following countries (cities):

  • Burundi (Bujumbura)
  • China (Guangzhou, for permanent residents of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces, from 1 April 2014, suspended on 1 June, 2016))
  • DR Congo (Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, from 1 January 2015)
  • Rwanda (Kigali)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents BELGIUM from 1 March 2017 in

             Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil) for holders of diplomatic and service passports

Arrangement, Amendment, Amendment no. 2 (PDF, 4 MB), Amendment no. 3 and 4

6) HUNGARY represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 May 2013 in the following countries (cities)

  • Qatar (Doha), suspended on 1 September 2019
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam (Ho-chi-min City, from 1 April 2017)
  • Vietnam (Ho-chi-min City - for permanent residents of cities and provinces: Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Ho Chi Minh, Long An, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Can Tho,  Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu a Ca Mau, from 3 September 2018)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents HUNGARY starting from 1 May 2013 in following countries (cities):

  • Iraq (Baghdad, for holders of diplomatic passports)
  • Afghanistan (Kabul, for holders of diplomatic and service passports, from 1 January 2015)

Agreement, Implementation agreement, Amendment, Amendment no. 2 (PDF, 4 MB), Amendment no. 3 and 4, Amendment no. 5, Notification

7) AUSTRIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 June 2013 in the following country (city):

  • Senegal (Dakar), suspended on 1 January 2019

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents AUSTRIA from 1 June 2013 in the following country (city):

  • Iraq (Baghdad, for holders of diplomatic and service passports)

Agreement, Amendment

8) ESTONIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 18 July 2013 in the following countries (cities):

  • Iraq (Baghdad, for holders of diplomatic and service passports)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)

Agreement; Estonia contacts (PDF, 512 KB); Amendment

9) POLAND represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 10 January 2014 in the following country (city):

  • Armenia (Yerevan), suspended on 15 May 2015

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents POLAND from 10 January 2014 in the following country (city):

  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
  • Iraq (Baghdad and Erbil, since 1 December 2017, for holders of diplomatic and official passports only)

Agreement and technical agreement, Amendment

10) SWITZERLAND represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 15 January 2015 in the following countries (cities):

  • Sudan (Khartum)
  • Côte d´Ivoire (Abidjan)
  • Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents SWITZERLAND in the following country (city):

  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) - from 1 January, 2016

Agreement (PDF, 4 MB)

11) LITHUANIA represents the CZECH REPUBLIC from 1 March 2015 in the following country (city):

  • Republic of Belarus (Grodno, representation is limited to Brest and Grodno regions)

The CZECH REPUBLIC represents LITHUANIA from 1 April 2015 in the following country (city):

  • Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)

Agreement Lithuania (PDF, 2 MB)

 

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