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Suspension of Visa Processing

The Government of the Czech Republic has issued, on March 12, 2020, an emergency measure whereby it, among others, suspends acceptance of Schengen visa and long-term and permanent residence permit applications at all diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic. The Government also suspends processing of Schengen visa applications, which have not been decided yet, and processing of all long-term visa and residence permit applications (over 90 days) submitted at diplomatic missions.

The decision is in effect as of March 14, 2020, until further notice.

All applicants, whose appointments for personal submission of visa application was cancelled due to the above mentioned restrictions, will be informed regarding new appointment date.

In this connection it is to be noted that also the lottery/draw of the registrations for employee card appointments has been suspended until further notice.

The visa fees for submitted short term visa applications cannot be refunded.

The registration vouchers which have already been provided by the Embassy are nevertheless still valid. Information regarding the results of the new lottery/draw is going to be published on the website of the Embassy well in advance.

Embassy also informs, that no additional documents related to Long Term Visa, Residence Permit, Employee card applications will be accepted until further notice.



Foreign nationals, who were legally on the territory of the Czech Republic at the moment of the declaration of the state of emergency (March 12th, 2020), may continue to remain in the territory for the duration of the state of emergency without any need to resolve their residency status issues-