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Visa and Consular Section

ALL appointments for visa applications need to be requested by e-mail only and must be confirmed. No visitor without an appointment will be allowed to entry the Consulate. Measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus are in place at the Embassy and must be respected.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Visa and Consular Jurisdiction: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Sultanate of Oman and Republic of Yemen

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SHORT-TERM (SCHENGEN) VISA

Applicants legally residing in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman shall apply for short-term (Schengen) visa at VFS Global visa application center. Only particular categories of applicants (e.g. service passport holders, family members of EU citizens), the application can be lodged directly at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic  based on the previous appointment only. (Note: Yemeni citizens non-resident in Saudi Arabia need to apply directly at the Embassy).

For consular and visa issues contact the Embassy via e-mail consulate_riyadh@mzv.cz. Kindly note that any unsigned messages will not be treated. Official language for communication is either English or Czech. E-mails in other langueages will not be taken into consideration.  

For appointments at the Embassy  (except Employee Cards appointments) an advance appointment is to be requested via e-mail consulate_riyadh@mzv.cz (full name, nationality and ID/passport number is required).

For long term visas and residence permits an advance appointment is to be requested according the instructions in the link below.

LONG-TERM STAY/PERMIT AND VISA OVER 90 DAYS: HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

For telephone inquiries regarding consular and visa issues, kindly call the Embassy on Mondays and Wednesdays. Schengen visa status inquiries will not be answered within less than 15 days from the submission date, unless the travel is urgent.

OPENING HOURS

Sunday

10:00–12:00

11:00–13:00

short-term (Schengen) visas*

collection of passports

Tuesday

09:00 - 10:00

13:00–15:00

short-term (Schengen) visas*

long-term visas and residence permits

Thursday

09:00 - 10:00

10:00–12:00

short-term (Schengen) visas*

long-term visas and residence permits

*   diplomatic/service passport holders, EU citizen family members, etc. only

The languages for communication with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh are Czech and English. Applicants for long-term visas and residence permits who cannot communicate in the above stated languages need to arrange, at their own expense, an interpreter.

Applications for long-term residence permits: If an interview is requested by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic, not at the time of submission of the application but during the proceedings, the interview must be conducted in Czech Language only. Applicants need to arrange, at their own expense, an interpreter into Czech language for this purpose.

  • Legalization and attestation services

Tuesday

10:00–12:00

  • Consular services (Czech passport, birth/marriage registration, etc.)

Sunday

Thursday

13:00–15:00

 

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