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Long-Term Visa, Long-Term Residence Permit, Permanent Residence Permit

 

When lodging a long-term visa or residence permit application, the so-called territorial consular competence rule applies.

THAT MEANS THAT APPLICANTS CAN LODGE THE APPLICATION ONLY IN THOSE STATES OF WHICH THEY ARE

1) CITIZEN,

2) HOLDER OF PASSPORT,

3) LONG-TERM / PERMANENT RESIDENT.

 

CITIZENS OF THE STATES GIVEN BELOW are exempted from this rule. Citizens of these states can lodge their applications for a long-term visa, long-term residence permit and permanent residence permit at any diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic – after scheduling an appointment. The territorial consular competence does not apply to them:

 

 

  • ALBANIA
  • ANDORRA
  • ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
  • ARGENTINA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • BAHAMAS
  • BARBADOS  
  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
  • BRAZIL
  • BRUNEI
  • CANADA
  • COSTA RICA
  • GUATEMALA
  • HOLLY SEE
  • HONDURAS
  • HONG KONG, Special Admin. Region
  • CHILE
  • CROATIA
  • ISRAEL
  • JAPAN
  • MACAO, Special Admin. Region
  • MALAYSIA
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MONACO
  • MONTENEGRO
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NICARAGUA
  • NORTH MACEDONIA
  • PANAMA
  • PARAGUAY
  • SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
  • SALVADOR
  • SAN MARINO
  • SERBIA
  • SEYCHELLES
  • SINGAPORE
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • TAI-WAN
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • URUGUAY
  • VENEZUELA

The Czech Republic does not have a diplomatic representation in every state. Some diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic are accredited for more states. Information about territorial districts of diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic can be found here.

 

Legal sources:

  • Act No 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amendment of Certain Acts
  • Decree from December 21, 2010, No 429/2010 Coll.  – territorial consular competence
  • Decree from February 5, 2020, No 35/2020 Coll. – territorial districts of diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic
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