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Visa & Consular

The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi excercises the territorial jurisdiction over the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Visa services including purpose of studies remain entirely suspended at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi. More information you can find on the webpages:

https://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/news/information_regarding_the_suspension_of.html

https://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/news/suspension_of_visa_processing.html

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SHORT-TERM (SCHENGEN) VISA - UP TO 90 DAYS

For further information on how to schedule an appointment for a short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days, click on the link above.

Please note: Applications for  a short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days can be submitted at most 3 months (but no later than 15 calendar days) prior the departure date.

Processing Time

The standard processing time of a short-term (Schengen) visa application is up to 15 calendar days. In particular cases only, the processing time may be prolonged up 45 calendar days. The processing time starts when the visa application reaches the Embassy. Due to the high demand for short-term (Schengen) visas, it is suggested to schedule an appointment at least 45 days prior the date of travel.

Who Can Apply for a Short-Term (Schengen) Visa at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi

Legal residents of the following countries intending to travel to the Czech Republic, can apply for a short-term (Schengen) visa at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi:

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • the Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka

Czech Visa Waiver for Diplomatic Passports Holders

From  December 2, 2018, Indian diplomatic passport holders are not required to obtain short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days in order to enter the Czech Republic.

Where to Apply for a Short-Term (Schengen) Visa

Applicants legally residing in India, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan shall apply at any VFS Global visa application center (Click here for a list of the VFS Global Centers and for booking an appointment). In particular cases (e.g. service passport holders, family members of EU citizens), the application can be lodged directly at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi based on the previous appointment only.

Applicants legally residing in Sri Lanka shall apply at the French Embassy in Colombo respectively based on the previous appointment only.

Applicants legally residing in Bangladesh apply for short term visa at the visa application centre in New Delhi and they can do so every Monday between 10 a.m. to 6  p.m. local Indian time and until the capacity is reached (3 applications per week, out of these 1 with the purpose of short employment).  The legal residents of Bangladesh can also contact the French embassy in Dhaka for submitting their short-term Schengen (Czech) visa application.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A LONG-TERM VISA, LONG-TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT AND EMPLOYEE CARD (VISA OVER 90 DAYS)

Legal residents of the following countries intending to travel to the Czech Republic for a period longer than 90 days, can apply for a long-term visa, long-term residence permit and employee card at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi:

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • the Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka

Personal presence for the submission of a long-term visa application is required.

Applicants have to submit the application on the completed form along with all the necessary requirements. Applicants shall submit originals or authorized copies of the documents. Documents proving the purpose of the stay in the Czech Republic shall be submitted in original only (marriage certificate, birth certificate will be returned). All the documents submitted shall be submitted in the Czech language or provided with an officially attested translation. Moreover, all foreign public instruments have to be authorized by a higher verification (Apostille, Superlegalisation). The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi provides attestation of translation and superlegalisation. Consular and visa fees are accepted in cash in local currency (INR) only.

Where to Apply for a Long-Term Visa

The above specified applications shall be submitted at the Consular Section only.

How to Schedule a Long-Term Visa Appointment

Applicants legally residing in India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan need to apply for an appointment date for the submission of long-term visa, long-term residence permit application via e-mail address visa_newdelhi@mzv.cz (click here for more information on how to book an appointment)

Applicants legally residing in India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh who want to apply for employee card (Not included in the Government Programs) have to follow these instructions (click here for more information on how to book an appointment)

Applicants legally residing in India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal need to apply for an appointment date for the submission of the long term visa application for the business purpose have to book the appointment in advance via the phone number  +91-11-24155276. (click here for more information on how to book an appointment)

Applicants legally residing in Bangladesh and Nepal need to apply for an appointment date for a long-term visa, long-term residence permit via e-mail address longterm_bgd.npl@mzv.cz - except the employee card application and long term visa for business purpose (click here for more information on how to book an appointment)

Applicants legally residing in India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal need to apply for an appointment date for scientific research residence permit and family unification with scientific researcher residence permit via e-mail address researcher_newdelhi@mzv.cz (click here for more information on how to book an appointment)

Click here for the next booking dates.

OTHER VISA INFORMATION

  1. Visa and Consular Fees
  2. Visa Application Forms

Other Short-term Visa Information

  1. List of States Whose Citizens Are 1) Exempt from Visa Requirement, 2) Required to Have Visa
  2. Third Countries whose Nationals are Subject to Prior Consultation According to the Visa Code
  3. VFS Centres
  4. List of Supporting Documents
  5. How to Calculate Short Stays of Third-Country Nationals within Schengen Area
  6. Refusal to Issue a Short-Term Visa
  7. Family Members of EU Citizens
  8. Frequently Asked Questions

Other Long-term Visa Information

  1. Long-Term Visa and Long-Term Residence Permit Application
  2. Employee Card Application
  3. Blue Card Application
  4. Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card
  5. Visa for the Purpose of Collecting a Residence Permit
  6. Long-Term Visa vs. Residence Permit
  7. Student Mode - Special Regime for Study Visa
  8. Government Program „Qualified Employee India“
  9. Economic migration

CONSULAR INFORMATION

Do not hesitate to contact the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi in order to obtain:

Attestation of translation and superlegalisation of documents which are required for the visa/residence permit/employee card application are submitted along with the application.

CONTACTS AND OPENING HOURS

The Consular Section is located at the following address:

50-M, Niti Marg
Chanakyapuri
110 021 New Delhi
INDIA

Telephone and E-mail Contacts

Infoline of the Consular Section +91-11- 2415 5265 

The infoline is available every working day (excluding holidays) from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. local time. The infoline is dedicated for answering general questions regarding the visa process. No questions regarding the current status of the visa application are going to be answered by visa officers.

Fax: +91-11-2415 5270

E-mail address:

consular_delhi@mzv.cz (Consular Matters)

Czech, Indian, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Maldivian, Nepalese and Srilankan citizens may approach the Consular Section in the connection with legalization, superlegalization, Czech police clearance certificate, matters of permit for temporary non - commercial importation - transit of firearms or ammunition.

info.shortterm_delhi@mzv.cz (Short-Term Schengen Visas)

This e-mail address is dedicated for the communication with the Consular Section regarding short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days only.

info.longterm_delhi@mzv.cz (Long-Term Visas)

This e-mail address is dedicated for the communication with the Consular Section regarding long-term visa, long-term/permanent residence permits and employee/blue cards only.

Consular Emergency line +91 99 10 99 94 60

The citizens of the Czech Republic may reach the Consular Section on this phone number (in emergency cases only). This line is available anytime in emergency cases, such as lost passports, accident, injury, etc.

Working Hours

Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Opening Hours to the Public:

Monday – Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Friday (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Holidays 

The Consular Section is closed during the national holidays of the Czech Republic.

The opening hours of the Consular Section may also be limited due to Indian state holidays. It is recommended to check the opening hours well in advance on our contact phone numbers or via our e-mail.