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

Visa services were resumed at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi on September 1, 2020 in a phased manner.

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in the article.

All short-term Schengen (Czech) visa applications are accepted in a limited extent in accordance with the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from January 5, 2021, and as per the available capacity of the Consular Section of the Embassy.

Due to the critical epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic, the Government Resolution on the Adoption of Crises Measures has been accepted. This resolution limits the free movement of persons on the whole territory of the Czech Republic with effect from December 18, 2020.
Only essential travels to the Czech Republic are allowed at the moment.
Journeys with the purpose of tourism or visiting friends are not allowed as of now. The currently adopted measures include for instance closure of hotels and other hospitality establishments (for tourism purposes), stay in public places,  and the night curfew.
Persons entering the territory of the Czech Republic out of essential reasons are bound by current quarantine measures, such as presenting the online form before the journey (www.prijezdovyformular.cz) and undergoing a COVID-19 test at most 5 days after their arrival on the territory of the Czech Republic.
 

Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Travel for the purpose of tourism is not allowed!

Only the following categories of short-term Schengen (Czech) visa applications can currently be accepted:

Acceptance of the Schengen applications from:  

● family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

● visa aliens from unmarried couples   EU / Czech Republic citizen

● international transport workers

● critical infrastructure workers 

● diplomats and officials of international organizations

● seasonal workers (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labour and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

● health and social services employees and their family members

● food processing employees

● employees in professions belonging to the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

● in the interest of the Czech Republic

● in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Article I Paragraph 4 i) of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from January 5, 2021

 

The extent of visa services is also available at the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

From September 1, 2020, the Embassy renews its cooperation with two visa application centers of the outsourcing company of VSF Global: New Delhi and Bengaluru. From September 8, 2020, the cooperation has been renewed with the visa application centers in Calcutta and Mumbai. From September 29, 2020, the visa application center in Kathmandu (Nepal) has been reopened (https://visa.vfsglobal.com/ind/en/cze/attend-centre/nepal). From February 1, 2021, the cooperation will be renewed with the visa application centers in Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. From February 15, 2021, the visa application center in Malé (Maldives) will be reopened. The other visa application centers cooperating with the Embassy out of the total scope of 19 (including Thimpu, Bhutan), remain closed due to the epidemiological reasons until further notice. For more information, kindly check the website of the outsourcing company of VFS Global: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/ind/en/cze/news/partial-renewal .

Applicants legally residing in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who are, as per the current rules, entitled to apply for a short-term Schengen visa, shall lodge their visa application directly at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi (please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy in advance to schedule an appointment). The option of submitting the short-term Schengen (Czech) visa application at the French Embassy in Dhaka remains suspended until further notice. The option of submitting the short-term Schengen (Czech) visa application at the French Embassy in Colombo has been partially renewed: https://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/news/partial_renewal_of_the_representation_of.html

Entry to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures

Travel to the Czech Republic continues to be limited, particularly for the short-term travel, due to the pandemic.

Do refer to the OVERVIEW of who can currently visit on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, particularly to the pdf-table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure".

Persons who can arrive must strictly follow the quarantine measures = fill out an arrival form (www.prijezdovyformular.cz) and get tested (unless arriving from the so-called "green countries"). Refer to the guidance HERE.

 

Additional information:

Ministry of the Interior Coronavirus-Information of MoI (incl. entry conditions to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures)

Countries with low-risk of Covid-19 (so-called "green list")

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL: Step-by-step guide on quarantine measures

Visa Services and Hygienic Measures

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease

 

 

TRAVELING TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND COVID-19 RELATED RESTRICTIONS

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

 

You can also call the Embassy's infoline from Monday to Friday (except Czech and Indian holidays) from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on this number: +91 11 2415 5265

Attachments

Sample of Declaration 135 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 21, 2020

Usnesení vlády ČR z 14.12.2020 235 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Dec 16, 2020