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For travel to the Czech Republic / Schengen Area, the passport must

  • -have been issued in the past ten years (i.e. it may not be older than ten years even if it continues to be valid after its extension),
  • -continue to be valid at least three months after the intended departure from the Czech Republic / Schengen Area,
  • -contain at least two empty pages.

If these conditions are not fulfilled, the application cannot be accepted.

The passport is not valid and visa cannot be issued into it if it is characterized by one of the following:

  • -it has expired,
  • -it has been damaged to the degree that the entries are no longer readable,
  • -it has disintegrated,
  • -it contains incorrect entries or unauthorized changes,
  • -photograph no longer confirms to the current appearance of the holder.

Diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic can issue visas only into passports it recognizes. Information about passport recognition by individual Schengen Area Member States is available on the website of the European Commission (the “Info” column on the right).

Applicants older than 15 must possess own passport.

Children younger than 15 can be inscribed in the passport of the parent / legal guardian. Parents / legal guardians submit visa applications on behalf of these children. Two (or more) visa stickers are subsequently issued into a passport. If the child is inscribed in the passport of the parent / legal guardian, but will travel by himself / herself, he / she needs to possess own passport.