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short term visas

Canadian citizens are not required to hold short term visa for a stay, which does not exceed 90 days under the condition that the stay is not profitable.

The Czech Embassy in Ottawa issues short term Schengen visas for third countries´ nationals who are not exempted from visa duty on the condition they are Canadian permanent residents.

The short term visa applications needs to be presented in person to provide fingerprints - on appointment only.

Application for a Schengen (short-term) visa may be filed within 3 months before the planned trip. It is not recommended to file a visa applicatin later than 15 days before the trip- as it cannot be guatanteed it will be reviewed in time. 

In most cases, visa applications are processed within 15 days. In exceptional cases, the review period can be extended up to 30 days.

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