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Visa Information for UK citizens valid from 1 January 2021

Complete information about short-term stay and long term-stay for UK citizens in the territory of the Czech Republic valid from 1 January 2021. 

Please be aware that in the extent of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health, since the 1 January 2021 the Consulate of the Czech Embassy in London can accept visa only partially. 


Short-term stay in the Czech Republic up to 90 days

As of 31 December 2020 any privileges under EU freedom of movement will come to an end, British nationals will be subject to immigration rules for third-country, i e. max.stay of 90 days within any 180-day period. Visa-free regime applies only to short-term non-profit stays. If the purpose of stay is gainful, Schengen visa is required. Schengen visa applications can be submitted six months at the earliest and 15 days at the latest ahead of the trip. We have already started to accept such applications from the persons who plan to enter the Czech Republic before 31.12.2020 and depart from the territory of the Schengen area after 31.12.2020.

More information about Schengen visa HERE 

For short-term visa, please use our appointment booking system


Long-term stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days

British citizens and their non-EU family members arriving to the Czech Republic for stays longer than 90 days after 1 January 2021 will be in the position of third country nationals. These British citizens will be obliged to apply for a long-term visa or a long-term stay. The Czech Republic will start receiving applications for long-term residence titles from British citizens through its embassies on 1 January 2021. Long-term visas/residence permits (type D) can be applied for at the Czech missions directly.

More information about long-term stay in the Czech Republic HERE

For long-term visa/residence, please use our appointment booking system


Important notice

Residence card of a family member of a union citizen based on EU law, issued by the United Kingdom will no longer be valid. It means that the holder of such residence card will need to apply for a schengen visa.

Visas or residence documents issued by the United Kingdom will no longer exempt the holder from EU airport  transit visa requirements.

British nationals wishing to travel to the Czech Republic must hold a travel document valid at least 3 month after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen area.


Further information:

More information for foreigners by the Czech Ministry of Interior HERE

Confirmation for entry to the Czech Republic for UK citizens

Students, Employees, Applicants for temporary/permanent residence – Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland more ►