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Consular and Visa Section

General information of the Consular and Visa Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria.



Address:                            936 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, 0083 Pretoria

Adress on envelopes:  P.O. Box 13671, Hatfield 0028, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa


13:00 - 15:30

+27 12 431 2380




Emergency number:

+27 82 416 00 16  only for Czech citizens, in case of emergency – car accidents, injuries, detention, from 4:15 pm - 7:45 am

Visa section:


Consular section:








Opening hours:         Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 12.00, with the exception of Czech and South African public holidays.

More information on where and when to find us.

Under category Visa you will find information for visa applicants from the Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Angola, the Republic of Madagascar and Republic of Mozambique.

Applicants for Schengen visas can apply only via VFS Global :

They can apply for Schengen Visas at Visa application Centres of VFS Global where an appointment is required (see more below).

Applicants for a Schengen Visas in Angola can contact the Consulate General of Portugal in Luanda.

Applicants for Schengen Visas in Madagascar can contact the Embassy of France in Antananarivo.

Applicants for Schengen Visas in Mozambique can contact the Embassy of Portugal in Maputo.


Cooperation with outsourcing company VFS Global in schengen visa matters

Please note from 1st December, 2015 the Embassy of the Czech Republic also uses the services of VFS Global in the Republic of South Africa to process the Schengen visas applications.

The applicants for schengen visas to the Czech Republic may apply through the VFS Global Centre in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. For further information and making an appointment please consult: www.vfsglobal.com/CzechRepublic/SouthAfrica.

As of March 15, 2019 the visa applications for Schengen visas for travelers from Botswana going to the Czech Republic are also accepted at VFS Global Centre in Gaborone. For more infromation and making an appointment please follow this link:  https://www.vfsglobal.com/Czechrepublic/Botswana/


To apply for a long stay visa or a residence permit please contact the visa section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic for an appointment (via email: consulate_pretoria@mzv.cz).

All applicants (SA citizens and citizens of other countries residing legally in SA on the basis of valid residence permit) are allowed to apply for the visa at VFS Global.


Applicants for Schengen Visa from Botswana can apply as well at Visa Application Centre of VFS Global in Gaborone:


The supporting documents for travelling to the Czech Republic must be submitted in English.

In connection with the Amendment to the Visa Code, effective from 2 February 2020, we announce that from 2 February 2020 the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria will not accept standard Schengen Visa applications at the visa section. Visa applications will only be accepted if submitted through the VFS Visa Centers in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Gaborone.

The possibility of accepting Visa applications at the Embassy for EU family members, holders of Diplomatic and Service passports, Official Delegations, family members of Embassy staff of the host country or for urgent humanitarian reasons will be retained.

VFS South Africa


Please contact us for any information regarding the visa process:

Contact us by phone:

Call Centre: +27 (0) 12 425 3009

between 08:00 and 17:00 (SA-Time) (Applicable for the following Visa Application

Centres: Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria)

Contact us by email: info.czza@vfshelpline.com (Applicable for the following Visa Application Centres: Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria)


Choose a Visa Application Centre



Opening hours

Cape Town

Monday to Friday

09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00


Monday to Friday

09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00


Monday to Friday

09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00


Monday to Friday

09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:00



Address - Cape Town

Visa Application Centre

47 Strand Street, 5th Floor, Cape Town, 8001


Address - Durban

Visa Application Centre

Unit 101A , 1st Floor , 91-123 Cowey Road(Problem Mkhize), Essenwood , Durban , South Africa


Address - Johannesburg

Visa Application Centre

1st Floor Rivonia Village, cnr Rivonia boulevard and Mutual, Sandton, South Africa


Address - Pretoria

Visa Application Centre

Cherry Lane Office Park, 1st Floor, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa, 0181


Address - Gaborone

Visa Application Centre

Plot 937 Logan House, African Mall, Gaborone


SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION - JUST FOR Family members of the EU citizens:


Where and when:

Visa and Consular Office
Embassy of the Czech Republic
936 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Office hours: by appointment

Phone: 012 431 2380

E-mail: consulate_pretoria@mzv.cz


The  appointment is needed for individuals.


  • children under the age of 12;
  • persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;
  • Heads of State and members of national Governments, with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose;
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of the royal family, when they are invited by Member States' governments or by international organisations for an official purpose.

Processing time of an application is usually two (2) calendar weeks. You application can be not submited/accepted in the time shorter than 15 days. The Embassy of the Czech Republic recommends applying for a visa three (4) or more weeks before the date of departure! An application cannot be lodged earlier than three (6) months before the start of the intended visit.

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