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Visa & Consular Information

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

Temporary suspension of the visa processing! 

Due to the pandemic situation in India the Embassy does not accept any documents for legalisation at a counter of the Consular Section until further notice. Documents for legalisation (attestation of translation/superlegalisation) have to be sent by courier and they will be accepted only after previous confirmation of the Embassy. The documents must be sent in advance via email consular_delhi@mzv.cz and further instructions will be provided in a confirmation email. 


 

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.

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

The place where to apply for a short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days depends on the country of residence of the applicant:

Applicants legally residing in IndiaNepal, 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 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, may apply at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi for a long-term visa and residence permits.   

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 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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.