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Harmonized list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for short term visas in South Africa


On 30 August 2017, the European Commission has approved the list of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for short term visas in South Africa. The Embassy points out that a negative decision (visa refusal) to issue a visa is… more ►

Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the EU


The Czech Republic takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Czech Republic is assuming the six-month rotating EU Presidency on 1 July, replacing France. The Czech Republic held its first Presidency from 1 January until 30 June… more ►

Admissibility of an application for a short time (Schengen) visa

1.The request was submitted within the time limit. Visa applications shall be submitted not earlier than six months and, in the case of seafarers, in the performance of their duties, not earlier than nine months, before the start of the intended… more ►

Schengen visa

Please contact a VFS Global Office close to you (https://visa.vfsglobal.com/zaf/en/cze/attend-centre) for an appointment. Only Family members of EU citizens can apply in the Embassy, for an appointment contact the Czech Embassy directly via… more ►

Future Forces Exhibition will take place in Prague on 19-21 October 2022


Czech Republic will host the 14th FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) on 19-21 October 2022 in Prague. The programme again includes international exhibition, expert panels and other networking events. Czech Republic will host the 14th FUTURE FORCES FORUM… more ►

Health insurance for long term visas and long term residence applicants - new conditions since 2th August 2021

With the amendment of the Act on the Residence of Foreigners with effect from 2 August 2021, the conditions for proving insurance have changed and the Act has newly enshrined the obligation to provide comprehensive health insurance with the… more ►

Temporary suspension of passport agenda

The Embassy announces that it has temporarily suspended the collection of passport applications and issuance in Pretoria for technical reasons. The resumption of the passport agenda should take place after the elimination of the disorder in the… more ►

Visa to the Czech Republic

The Czech Embassy has resumed limited visa activities. Schengen visas remain suspended. VERY HIGH RISK COUNTRIES (RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Mosambique , Lesotho, Eswatini) - DARK RED: essential travel, applications for all long-term visas +… more ►

Access to Accommodation and Services with Vaccination or Recovery Certificate Only

As of November 22, 2021, accommodation, restaurants, beauty and sports services and others will be accessible by fully vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 only (with few exceptions, see below). The aim of this measure is to… more ►

National Theatre Prag to the National Day of the Czech Republic: Don Giovanni Opera

To celebrate 28th October, the National Day of the Czech Republic, we invite you to watch the on-line video record of "Don Giovanni" opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on www.artmusic.com. National Day of the Czech Republic 28 th October:… more ►