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Visa Information

As of 9 April 2022, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka is again accepting all visa and residence permit applications. The protective measures governing the rules for entry into the Czech Republic in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. Entry into the Czech Republic is no longer subject to any special epidemiological conditions to prevent the spread of the disease. The ban on entry of foreigners from third countries and the need to prove that they are free of infection have been lifted.

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka accepts visa applications of citizens or residents of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Zambia, Republic of Malawi  on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 09.00-11.00am (short-stay Schengen visa) and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00-3.00pm (long-stay visas). Visa applications need to be submitted in person. Only complete applications with all supporting documents will be accepted!

For citizens and residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Embassy of Belgium in Kinshasa is representing the Czech Republic for processing of Schengen visa applications. Long-term visa and residence permit applications need to be submitted at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Lusaka.

- Frequently Asked Questions

- Application forms for visas and residence permits


All visa applications must be made in person, during visa section office hours (short-term Schengen visa) or on appointment (long-term visa).


The processing time for short term visa takes 15 days and 14 days for EU family members. In some cases can be prolonged up till 30, resp. 60 days. The processing time for long term visa takes 60 days (study purposes in accredited program), 90 - 120 days (other purposes).


The passports can be collected in person during visa section office hours. Exceptionally a passport can be collected by an authorized person or via DHL/TNT- with no responsibility for eventual loss/damage on the Embassy side.

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