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How to apply for a Schengen visa and a Long-term one?

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. 

The extent of the visa services that consulates are currently allowed to provide is anchored in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health in effect from 5 April 2021.

Check the current extent of visa services: Partial Resumption of Visa Services at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.
 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A 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 has been imposed in the Czech Republic since 5 October 2020 and it is not possible at this moment to apply for visa for tourism purpose. All short-term Schengen (Czech) visa applications are accepted in a limited extent in accordance with the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health and as per the available capacity of the Consular Section of the Embassy.

The application for Schengen Visa can be accepted only from the following categories of the applicants:

How to schedule an appointment

Kindly send an 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 ten above categories 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. For more information visit VFS website. 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 6 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 submit an application 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, according to the current valid Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health they can travel to the Czech Republic only for 72 days at maximum and only for official purpose.

Where to apply for visa

  • • at the Czech Embassy in New Delhi + 7 VFS centres in India
  • • at the French Embassy in Colombo - EU family members only
  • • at the French Embassy in Dhaka - citizens/residents of Bangladesh
    • - update: The French Embassy in Dhaka is due to epidemiological situation closed
  • • at the VFS Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu - citizens/residents of Nepal
  • • at the VFS Visa Application Centre in Malé - citizens/residents of Maldives

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS (stay 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:   

  1. long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)
  2. special work visa
  3. visas / residence permits within the KEY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL PROGRAM including family members
  4. visas / residence permits within the HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES PROGRAM including family members
  5. visas / residence permits within the PROGRAM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE  
  6. permantent residence permits for compatriots (based on decree no. 1014/2014)
  7. blue cards and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children
  8. long-term residence permits for the purpose of scientific research and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children
  9. long-term visas for the purpose of study
  10. residence permits for the purpose of study
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. long-term visas for the purpose of culture and sports

How to schedule an appointment

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

For the next appointment booking dates click here.

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.

 

Other information

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 persons 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. Visa fefusal
  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 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

Postal address:

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

Email (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 3:00 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. (submission of long term visa/residence permit applications after previous booking of appointment only)

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (submission of additional documents, documents for superlegalisation, attestation of translation after previous booking of appointment only)

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - (submission of passport, passport/visa collection)

 

Friday:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (appointments on the previous confirmation of the Embassy)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (submission of passport, passport/visa collection)

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.