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

(This article expired 29.04.2021 / 07:00.)

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.

Due to the unfavourable pandemic development and concerns about the spread of new mutations of coronavirus the new Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health came into effect on April 5, 2021.

 

Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues. The extent of visa services is also available at the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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.

Travel for the purpose of tourism is not allowed!

The application for Schengen (Czech) 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.

From September 1, 2020, the Embassy has renewed 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 has been renewed with the visa application centers in Hyderabad, Chennai and Cochin. From February 15, 2021, the visa application center in Malé (Maldives) has been 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/.

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

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

 

Only the following categories of long-term visa/permit applications can currently be accepted:

  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. permanent 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

 

For further information please refer here.

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

 

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