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Short-Term (Schengen) Visa

Consular scope of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila is: the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Philippines.

Citizens of the Philippines and Nauru are subject to visa requirement for short-term (up to 90 days) stay in the Czech Republic/ Schengen area and long-term (over 90 days) stay in the Czech Republic.

Citizens of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau do not need visa to stay (up to 90 days) in the Czech Republic/ Schengen area, if the purpose of the trip is not a gainful activity.

The Czech Republic represents the Slovak Republic for the purpose of admitting and examining applications and issuing Schengen short-term (up to 90 days) visas in the Philippines.

General information on Schengen (short-stay) visa application

A uniform Schengen (short-stay) visa allows its holder to stay in the Schengen Area for the duration identified in the visa, which can be 90 days at most. It is issued for one entry, two entries or multiple entries and as an airport transit visa. It is possible, in exceptional situation, to issue a Schengen (short-stay) visa with limited territorial validity – in such a case the visa is valid only for the Schengen states specified in the visa or for the Czech Republic only. 

 

Short term visa submission through VFS Global Center

Applicants for short term visa (up to 90 days) traveling to the Czech Republic are requested to submit their visa applications at the VFS Global Center:

VFS Manila

1st Floor, Ecoplaza Bldg.

2305 Chino Roces Ave Ext.

1231 Makati, Metro Manila

e-mail: info.czph@vfshelpline.com

phone number: 0063 2 528 2502 (international calls), 02 2 528 2502 (domestic calls)

VFS Cebu 

Unit 503, 5th Floor, Keppel Center, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue

Cebu Business Park

Cebu City 6000

e-mail: info.czph@vfshelpline.com

phone number: 0063 2 528 2502 (international calls), 02 2 528 2502 (domestic calls)

Applicants can register their appointments only through VFS website.

For more information please visit VFS website: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/phl/en/cze/

Please note that the VFS does not accept visa applications on the last day of the month.

 

EU family members can submit their short-term visa applications at VFS Global or directly at the Embassy of the Czech Republic every Thursday from 1pm to 2pm without previous appointment. The visa fee is 0,-EUR.

Requirements 

  • application form
  • travel document
  • photo
  • biometric features – fingerprints
  • visa fee is 60 EUR paid in PHP according to the current exchange rate
  • supporting documents proving
    • purpose of journey
    • accommodation
    • financial means
    • intention to leave the Czech Republic / Schengen Area before the visa expiry
  • travel health insurance

See detailed information in articles according to the purpose of journey.

Who files the application

The applicant files the application in person. Parents / legal guardians file application for a child younger than 15 years.

Where to file the application

Applicants file their applications at the diplomatic mission of that Schengen Area state which is the only or main destination. When visiting several Schengen Area states, the main destination constitutes the state, where the stay will be the longest. If the duration of stay in several Schengen Area states is equal, the main destination constitutes the state, in which the main purpose of travel lies (for example conference participation). If it is not possible to determine the main destination based on these criteria, the application is filed at the diplomatic mission of that Schengen Area state which constitutes the entry in the Schengen Area (i.e. will be visited the first).

If the Czech Republic is the only or the main destination, the application is to be filed at the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic.

The applicants file their applications in the state of which they are either a citizen or a long-term resident.

When to file the application

The application can be filed 6 months before the trip. The processing time is 15 days (longer processing time is possible but exceptional), the application should therefore not be filed less than 15 days before the trip. The application filed less than 15 days before the trip may not be processed in time.

Only one Schengen (short-stay) visa sticker can be issued in a passport. Holders of a multiple Schengen (short-stay) visa can file the application during its validity, provided it is valid for more than six months.

How long can one stay

The duration of the Schengen (short-stay) visa is determined by the required length of stay based on the supporting documents.

90/180 rule: The short-term stay in the Schengen Area cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days. If the length of stay has reached 90 days, it is required to leave the Schengen Area. It is the responsibility of the visitor to count the days and not to exceed the allowed number of days. In case of multiple entries, the accumulated amount of days can be determined by the entry/exit stamps in the passport.

90/180 rule does not apply to visitors who (1) stayed in the Czech Republic/ Schengen Area on the basis of a Schengen (short-stay) visa and for the subsequent stay received an additional short-stay visa for the Czech Republic only (this visa is issued only on a very exceptional basis), (2) will stay in the Czech Republic based on a long-term visa or residence permit, or (3) will stay in the Czech Republic based on a bilateral agreement.

In case of Schengen (short-stay) visa refusal (or annulment or revocation), the applicant receives a notification form stating the reason for visa refusal and guidance on possible further steps – for example filing a new visa application or requesting review of the visa refusal (appeal). Request for the review of visa refusal (appeal) must be received by the diplomatic mission that refused the visa within 15 days after receiving the negative decision – in original with original signature of the appellant. From July 31st 2019 all visa applicants who want to appeal against the decision of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila have to pay 60 Euro fee, equivalent in PhP. This fee will be changed every month depending on the currency rate PhP/Euro. The appeal will be decided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic within 60 days

Entry in the Czech Republic/ Schengen Area

Police of the Czech Republic may ask the visitor to present the supporting documents that were submitted in support of the visa application during the passport control upon entry in the Czech Republic. Visa issuance does not grant automatic right of entry.

Registering after entry

A visitor older than 15 years is required to register at a local branch of an Alien Police Inspectorate the within three days after arrival in the Czech Republic. A hotel makes the registration for the hotel guests.

Visa application template can be downloaded here: https://www.mzv.cz/visaform

 

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