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Visa services offered by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila in accordance with relevant provisions of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic offers a limited scope of visa services. For those fully vaccinated who posses the Philippine yellow card the Embassy offers full visa services ("on pre-pandemic terms"). For those non-vaccinated the Embassy offers full visa services from the point of view of long term visa and residence applications and limited services in the Schengen visa agenda. The Embassy is since September 30, 2021 also allowed to continue processing previously submitted application that we were not able to process due to the previous Protective Measures of the Ministry of Health (measures that are no longer valid). Inter alia, the Embassy is allowed to issue the Employee Cards outside the Qualified Employee Programme (non-programme Employee Cards).

In order to ensure safety for both applicants and the consular staff, specific measures as well application number daily limits are be applied with regards to the submission of below stated visa applications. All applicants are requested to enter the embassy with a facemask and faceshield. Bodily temperature may be measured. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Citizens of Philippines and legally residing aliens (proof of a valid residence permit with a validity exceeding 366 days required) who have been fully vaccinated with one of the EU approved vaccines (see details below) can apply for any Schengen visa  (see article on visa services) for any purpose without needing to observe any additional quarantine measures (i.e. no need to get tested or to self-isolate). When submitting the application the applicant has to provide a DECLARATION (DOCX, 44 KB). You will be also required to present your VACCINATION CERTIFICATE (so called yellow card, please also see below) while submitting the Schengen visa application. Before travelling to the Czech Republic, you will also have to fill out an Czech arrival entry form before arriving (not necessary for children under the age of six years of age). The visa itself does not quarantee entry.

A person is considered to be fully vaccinated if he/she is is vaccinated with one of the vaccines listed below:

● AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
● Moderna (Spikevax)
● Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)
● Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
● Covishield

in one of the countries whose vaccination certificate CZE recognizes (Philippines are on that list).

For more information, please visit the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

Fully vaccinated applicants can also submit any long term visa or residence application. From September 30, 2021 the applications for long term visas and residence are submitted on pre-pandemic terms (see also below).

Scope of operations for non-vaccinated:

Acceptance of Schengen visa applications for not vaccinated is suspended with these exceptions:

  • - receipt of visa applications from family members of Czech citizens and EU citizens living on the territory of the Czech Republic and so called unmarried couples
  • - receipt of visa applications from individuals whose entry is in the interest of the Czech Republic,
  • - receipt of visa applications from diplomats and officials working for international organizations accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic,
  • - receipt of visa applications from a few other applicants as per the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

Long-term visa and residence permits - from September 30, 2021 NOT LIMITED (legally residing aliens  required to present a proof of a valid Philippine residence permit with a validity exceeding 366 days).

IN CASE OF LONG TERM VISA AND RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS THE RULES FOR FULLY VACCINATED AND NON-VACCINATED PERSONS ARE THE SAME.

The Embassy is also allowed to continue processing long term visas and residence applications that were submitted before pandemic and could not be finished due to previous Protective Measures of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Inter alia, the Embassy is allowed to issue approved Employee Cards regarding applicatios submitted before pandemic outside the Qualified Employee Programme.

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PROHLÁŠENÍ 43 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Aug 22, 2021