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Visa Representation by the Embassy of France in Colombo and Dhaka Renewed

The Embassy of the Czech Republic announces that issuance of Schengen visas by the Embassy of France in Colombo and Dhaka on behalf of the Czech Republic has been resumed.

Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 by Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), Spikevax (Moderna), Comirnaty (Pfizer BioNTech), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) or Covishield, who are holders of vaccination certificate issued by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (or alternatively by another country mentioned on the website https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/certifikaty may apply for any purpose of visit, on the condition that vaccination course was completed more than 14 days before arrival to the Czech Republic.

Citizens of Sri Lanka and third-country nationals with residence permit in Sri Lanka as well as citizens of Bangladesh and third-country nationals with residence permit in Bangladesh are eligible to apply only for following categories:

● family member of EU citizen

● unmarried partner of EU citizen

● international transport workers

● holders of diplomatic passports travelling for diplomatic or official purpose

● members of a diplomatic mission or international organization accredited by Czech MFA

● persons employed in health or social services or in food processing

● persons included in the Highly Qualified Worker Program

● persons included in the Key & Research Staff Program

● persons in exceptional emergency situations

● in the interest of the Czech Republic (confirmation of the Czech MFA or the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi is required)


Please contact directly the Embassy of France in Colombo: https://lk.ambafrance.org/France-Czech-Republic-bilateral and Dhaka respectively https://bd.ambafrance.org/Applying-for-a-French-visa-in-Bangladesh-2012 to make an appointment for visa submission.

The Embassy of France has full authorization to make decisions on submitted applications as well as to issue visa stickers.   


More information regarding visa processing and rules of entry to the Czech Republic: