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Resumption of visa services

Czech Consulate General in Los Angeles has been offering full visa services effective June 21, 2021, as long as the USA is listed as a country with a low risk of COVID-19 transmission ("green country").

California continues to implement standards that require distancing and masking. Therefore, all in-person visits to the Consulate General are strictly by previous appointment only. No walk-in visitors are attended.

Please follow the mandatory procedure for requesting an appointment to visit the Visa section of our Consulate General, chapter HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, sections A, B, or C.

The Consulate General has introduced and enforces precautionary measures for visitors. Importantly, in order to visit our Visa Section, you need to wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth.

Holders of a Schengen visa, issued by our Consulate General on/before March 13, 2020, who could not use their visa to visit the Czech Republic owing to entry restrictions, may lodge a new application for Schengen visa. Standard application requirements apply, however, the visa fee will be waived.



IMPORTANT NOTICE

While extraordinary and protective measures of the Czech Ministry of Health are in effect, applicants for visas/residence permits for the purpose economic or educational activities must also request their Czech employer/school/hosting institution to complete and provide them with an additional special confirmation.[1]

After the confirmation is completed, duly signed, stamped and bears the place and date of issue, the Consulate General will accept the wet-signed original, or a high-quality scan made from the original.

The confirmation must be submitted to the Consulate General by the applicant (not by the issuing entity):

  • in person, at the time of a Schengen visa interview, so that the application is eligible for further processing;
  • together with the application for a Czech (national) long term-visa or long-term residence permit, or at any time during the processing of the application, so that the visa sticker can be issued at the end of the process.

[1] The confirmation is not required from dependent family members. For Schengen visa applications, the confirmation is only required when the purpose of stay is Cultural, Employment or Study.

Attachments

precautionary measures and restrictions for visitors 279 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jul 29, 2020

special confirmation 763 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Jul 1, 2020