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Schengen (short-term) visa based on official invitation

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kabul only processes applications to issue a visa in diplomatic and service passports of Afghan citizens


Invitation to visit the Czech Republic authorized by the Alien Police is a formal document whereby the inviting person undertakes to cover all or partial costs associated with a stay of an alien in the Czech Republic. Based on the extent of the undertaking, the formal invitation replaces all or some otherwise required supporting documents. The invitation form is submitted in its original by the visa applicant. Further, the alien submits a travel document photograph and the document proving the intention of the applicant to leave Schengen area upon expiry of the visa (reservation of an air-ticket, train ticket etc.).

Aside the oficial invitation, further documents must be submitted:

  1. Application form - A visa application is submitted on an official form “Application for Schengen Visa”. These forms may be printed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  2. Travel document - Original diplomatic passport valid for at least three months longer than the expiry date of the visa with at least two empty pages and issued within last 10 years
  3. Photograph - Two current biometric-Suitable passport size (45mm35mm) photos,in colour,full face and také against a light background
  4. Information, which will allow to ascertain the intention to leave the territory of the Czech Republic/Schengen area before the expiry of visa (for example: (air plane) ticket reservation)
  5. Note Verbale - In English or with a certified translation if in Dari (Pashtu) and signed by the relevant authority of the MoFA
  6. Requirements to give fingerprints


Invitation can be presented also as an official letter of inviting institution. This document needs to include information about the applicant (same as in the data page of the travel document), information about the dates of intended travel to the Czech Republic and the reason of inviting the applicant to the Czech Republic. This document should be presented in original, signed by the representative of the inviting institution. This document proves the purpose of stay only.