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Visa Types

 

Visa is an authorization which allows a foreigner to enter and temporarily stay on the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area under conditions specified within.

Visa is issued into a passport (travel document) of a foreigner in a form of a visa sticker. Every applicant, incl. a child, is issued an individual visa sticker. If the child does not have an own passport and is inscribed in the parent´s passport, two visa stickers are issued into the passport of the parent.

Types of visas

SCHENGEN (SHORT-TERM) VISA

- issued for a stay in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area of up to 90 days

- issued as

LONG-TERM VISA

- issued for a stay in the Czech Republic lasting more than 90 days and no longer than one year (type “D” visa)

- authorize the holder to travel and stay on a short-term non-profit basis in other Schengen Area States

- issued for the purpose of

  • MEDICAL TREATMENT
  • CULTURE
  • SPORT
  • VISIT (INVITATION)
  • OFFICIAL (POLITICAL)
  • FAMILY
  • STUDY, INTERNSHIP, VOLUNTEERING
  • WORKING HOLIDAY
  • SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
  • TRAINING
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • OTHER

Long-term visas for the purpose of collecting a LONG-TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT

- issued for 60 days to allow its holder to collect a residence permit for a long-term stay in the Czech Republic (type “D” visa)

- long-term residence permit authorizes the holder to travel and stay on a short-term non-profit basis in other Schengen Area States

- issued for the purpose of

  • EMPLOYMENT – Employee Card, Blue Card, Intra-Corporate Transferee Card
  • INVESTMENT
  • FAMILY UNIFICATION
  • STUDY
  • SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
  • STAY OF PERSONS WITH LONG-TERM RESIDENT STATUS IN ANOTHER EU STATE

Long-term visas for the purpose of collecting a PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

- issued for 60 days to allow its holder to collect a residence permit for a long-term stay in the Czech Republic (type “D” visa)

- permanent residence permit authorizes the holder to travel and stay on a short-term non-profit basis in other Schengen Area States

 

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)
  • Act No 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amending Certain Acts

Useful links:

Schengen Area Member States

Ministry of the Interior

Information of the European Commission about Schengen 

Information of the EUR-Lex about Schengen

Information of the Ministry of the Interior about Schengen

Information of the Office for Personal Data Protection about Schengen 

Brochure of the European Commission about Schengen

Brochure of the European Commission on Entering the EU

Schengen Visa Information

Information of Euroskop about Schengen (in Czech)

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