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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.

Partial Resumption of Visa Services at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi

HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHENGEN VISA  (stay up to 90 days)

WHO CAN APPLY

Only citizens (or foreign nationals with residence permit) of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka intending to travel to the Czech Republic, can apply for visa at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.

The State of Emergency is imposed in the Czech Republic from 5 October 2020 for 30 days and it is not possible at this moment to apply for visa for tourism purpose. The application for Schengen Visa can be accepted only from the following categories of people:

  1. Family members of EU/Czech citizens
     
  2. Entry in the interest of the Czech Republic
     
  3. International transportation workers
     
  4. Holders of diplomatic/official passports  (India's Diplomatic Passport holders require Czech Visa only if the purpose of travelling is assignment at the Embassy of India in Prague)
     
  5. Seasonal workers
     
  6. Short-term employment in health and social services
     
  7. Emergency cases (e. g. health emergencies)
     
  8. Short-term employment -  food production workers
     
  9. Short-term employment - qualified employees (as per the government programs "Highly Qualified Employee" or "Key and Scientific Personnel" )

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Kindly send email to info.shortterm_delhi@mzv.cz with the request to get an appointment to submit visa application. In the email kindly indicate  first name, last name, date of birth, passport number, to which one of the nine above categories  from 1 to 9 you belong to, reason for travelling, duration of traveling and if you prefer to apply for visa at the Embassy (50-M Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi) or at some particular visa centre. The Embassy is not authorized to accept visa application without prior appointment so wait for the approval of appointment.

 

HOW TO GET VISA INFORMATION

You can get visa information by phone. The visa infoline is available at number +91 11 2415 5265 every working day (excluding Czech and Indian holidays) from 2 p.m. till 3 p.m. Indian time and is dedicated for answering general questions regarding the visa process. Questions regarding the current status of particular visa applications can not be provided by phone due to the GDPR.

You can also get visa information by e-mail. If your intended stay in the Czech Republic is less than 90 days kindly send email to info.shortterm_delhi@mzv.cz

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 is up to 15 calendar days. In particular cases only, the processing time may be prolonged up to 45 calendar days. The processing time starts when the visa application reaches the Embassy. It is recommended to schedule an appointment at least 45 days prior the travel.

 

VISA WAIVER FOR DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT HOLDERS

Holders of Diplomatic Passport issued by India are exempted from Schengen Visa up to 90 days in order to enter the Czech Republic according to bilateral agreement. However, from 5 October 2020  they can travel to the Czech Republic only for 14 days at maximum and only for official/business purpose.

Where to Apply for Visa

You can apply for visa for stay in the Czech Republic:

  • at the Czech Embassy in New Delhi
  • at the French Embassy in Colombo (citizens/residents of Sri Lanka)
  • at the French Embassy in Dhaka (citizens/residents of Bangladesh)
  • at the VFS Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu (citizens/residents of Nepal)

 

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

WHO CAN APPLY

Only citizens (or foreign nationals with residence permit) of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka intending to travel to the Czech Republic, can apply at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi for the following:   

21. LONG-TERM VISA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

22. SPECIAL WORK VISA

23. visas / residence permits within the KEY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL PROGRAM,including family members

24. visas / residence permits within the HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES PROGRAM,including family members

25. visas / residence permits within the PROGRAM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE  

26. PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR COMPATRIOTS (based on decree no. 1014/2014)

27. BLUE CARDS and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

28. LONG- TERM RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

29. LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

30. RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

31. LONG-TERM AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY UNIFICATION, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

32. LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE FAMILY PURPOSE, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

33. visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (the so-called D/VR type visa) – the so-called VISA STICKER TRANSFER – for any purpose of stay

34. LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS IF THE FOREIGN NATIONAL´S STAY IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC and is supported by a corresponding document

35. LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CULTURESPORTS and WORKING HOLIDAY

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

The Embassy is not authorized to accept visa application without prior appointment so wait for the approval of appointment.

Personal presence for submission of visa application is required at the Embassy of the Czech Republic, 50-M Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021.

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 Indian Rupees only.

 

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas for purposes of economic and education activities are required to submit document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease. Details here:

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/news/obligatory_submission_of_document.html

 

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC

1. Please be assured that you belong to one of the categories of persons eligible to enter the Czech Republic (more information here)

2. Please read the current epidemiological requirements

3. Check if you belong to one of categories of person eligible to travel from/to India

 

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

The Embassy provides for example the following consular services:

Kindly send email to consular_delhi@mzv.cz to get appointment.

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

Postal address:

Embassy of the Czech Republic
50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021
INDIA

Emails: for any answer please send your qestion to ONE of these email IDs 

info.shortterm_delhi@mzv.cz (regarding visit of the Czech Republic for less than 3 months)

info.longterm_delhi@mzv.cz (regarding stay in the Czech Republic for more than 3 months)

consular_delhi@mzv.cz (other matters)

Telephone: +91 11 2415 5265 - available only from 2:00 to 4:00 pm every working day (excluding holidays). The infoline is dedicated for answering general questions regarding the visa process. The Embassy is not authorized to answer questions regarding the current status of the visa application.

Consular Emergency hotline  +91 99 10 99 94 60 (for Czech nationals in need only)

Fax: +91-11-2415 5270

 

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.