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Visa and Consular Section

The Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London has an appointment system.

 

 VISA SERVICES

 

I. DO I NEED A VISA OR NOT?

As border policies are constantly evolving, we recommend checking your visa status before travelling to avoid disappointed. The information listed contains visa requirements and exemptions for ordinary national passport and United Kingdom Travel documents. Holders of other types of passport or travel document should enquire directly with the visa section about their status.

II. SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA OR OTHER SHORT-TERM VISA 

 Applications for Schengen visas can be made any time from 6 months but no later than 15 days before your planned travel date. Due to the high demand for Schengen visas it is suggested the appointment is made at least 45 days in advance of your intended date of travel.


BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments for visas for purpose of Tourism, Business, Visiting family or friends, Medical treatment, Conferences, Cultural/Sports, Study or professional training have to be arranged via Czech Visa Application Centre operated by VF Services (UK) Limited in London.

Appointments for visas for purpose of Employment, Research, Official government visit, Transit or Airport transit please contact the Visa section of Embassy of the Czech Republic in London directly by email.

 

WALK-IN SERVICES

Members of Diplomatic Missions in the United Kingdom may lodge their applications directly at the Embassy without prior appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00.

Qualifying family members of EU nationals may lodge their applications directly at the Embassy without prior appointment on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00For more information please see information for Family members of EU nationals.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

A comprehensive list of documents can be found in section of our website about visas for up to 90 days.

 

III. SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR LONG-TERM VISA OR RESIDENCE PERMIT 


BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments for all long-term visa applications have to be arranged directly with Visa section of Embassy of the Czech Republic in London directly by email only. When wishing to arrange an appointment please include your full name, country that issued your passport your passport number, type of residence permit (unless exemption applies) and type of visa or permit you wish to apply for.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Comprehensive lists of documents can be found in section of our website about visas over 90 days and residence permits.

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CONSULAR SERVICES

The consular section provides variety of services to the members of public as intermediary between governmental offices in the Czech Republic and the applicant. Services provided include citizenship certificates, CzechPoint services, passport services and registrar services. 

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
Appointments for majority of consular services have to be arranged directly with Consular section of Embassy of the Czech Republic in London directly. When wishing to arrange an appointment over email, please include full name and date of birth of person for whom the appointment intended for and service required.

WALK-IN SERVICES

On Tuesdays between 9:00 and 12:00 members of public can come directly to the Embassy without prior appointment to have their signatures and documents legalized before our office. Please note there is limit of 2 signature legalizations per person for more legalization an appointment is required.

On Thursdays between 9:00 and 12:00 members of public can lodge their applications for ‘Extract from Crimes register of the Czech Republic’ directly at the Embassy without prior appointment.

 

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