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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

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