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Limited visa services resumption

As of August 1, 2020, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria will – in limited extent and amounts – resume provision of visa services to public.
Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We therefore ask for applicants´ cooperation in observing hygienic rules when visiting the consulate. Applicants will be required to use hands´ disinfection, wear face masks and maintain at least 2 meters distance and switch-off cell phones. The number of persons who can simultaneously enter the consulate premises will be limited. Applicants will obtain the confirmation of the date and time via e-mail message.

We also ask for applicants´ understanding that the amount of applications that the consulate can accept and process while observing the preventive hygienic measures cannot approximate the amount of applications accepted and processed before the state of emergency.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to enable arrival of those foreign nationals who need visas to stay in the Czech Republic. However, at the same time, it will not be possible to accommodate all applicants in the midst of the pandemics. While observing the preventive hygienic measures, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pretoria currently can accept 10  Schengen visa applications and long-term visa and long-term residence permit applications per week.

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in Point III of this article. The extent of the visa services that consulates are currently allowed to provide is anchored in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 17, 2020.