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Appointments

As of August 2nd 2021, the Visa Section at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh has resumed full operation of its visa services for Saudi nationals and residents.
 

SHORT TERM (SCHENGEN) VISAS

Applicants legally residing in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman shall apply for short-term (Schengen) visa at VFS Global visa application center. Only in particular cases (e.g. diplomatic, 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 requested at consulate_riyadh@mzv.cz. Yemeni citizens non-resident in Saudi Arabia need to apply directly at the Embassy.

 

LONG TERM VISAS, RESIDENCE PERMITS

Applications for long-term visas and residence permits (for stays longer than 90 days) need to be submitted directly at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh.

An advance appointment for long term visa/stay other than employee card has to be made via consulate_riyadh@mzv.cz. Subject of the email has to include applicant’s surname and purpose of a requested visa.

 

Employee Card Applications, Long-term Visa for the Purpose of Seasonal Work:

Citizens of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain:

Those interested in arranging an appointment for submitting employee card applications, register at the e-mail address consulate_riyadh@mzv.cz according to the following rules:

Conditions for sending a registration e-mail:

Each applicant may send only one e-mail. If one applicant sends more than one e-mail within the given deadline, he / she will be automatically excluded from registration, even if the e-mails are sent from different e-mail addresses. The exclusion notice will only be sent to the applicant's first duplicate email detected.

Conditions of the content of the registration e-mail:

1. In the subject of this e-mail must be the applicant´s passport number. E-mails containing in the subject information other than the passport number itself will not be taken into consideration.

2. The content of the e-mail must include the following identification data of the applicant: name, surname, date of birth, contact telephone number and e-mail address.

3. A scan of the employment contract that will be submitted together with the application and a scan of the data page of the passport must be attached to the e-mail application (due to the limited capacity of the registration box the attachments should not be larger than 5MB).

 

Citizens of other countries holding a long-term or permanent residence permit in Saudi Arabia, Oman or Bahrain:

Those interested in arranging an appointment for submitting employee card applications, register at the e-mail address employment_riyadh@mzv.cz according to the following rules:

Conditions for sending a registration e-mail:

1. Next e-mail registration will  take place on February 15th, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. (Saudi time). E-mails delivered before this date will not be taken into account.

2. Each applicant may send only one e-mail. If one applicant sends more than one e-mail within the given deadline, he/she will be automatically excluded from registration, even if the e-mails are sent from different e-mail addresses. The exclusion notice will only be sent to the applicant's first duplicate e-mail detected.

Conditions of the content of the registration e-mail:

1. In the subject of this e-mail must be the applicant´s passport number. E-mails containing in the subject information other than the passport number itself will not be taken into consideration.

2. The content of the e-mail must include the following identification data of the applicant: name, surname, date of birth, contact telephone number and e-mail.

3. The e-mail must include a scan of the following documents (due to the limited capacity of the registration box the attachments should not be larger than 5MB):

• scan of the applicant's residence permit in Saudi Arabia, Oman or Bahrain

• scan of the employment contract that will be submitted together with the application

• scan of the data page if the applicant´s passport

Without meeting the above requirements, the registration is invalid and will not be taken into consideration. It will be excluded from processing without further reply to the applicant.

In case of successful registration, the specific date for an appointment will be sent to you via your contact e-mail. The given date is fixed and can be changed only exceptionally by sending a new request for a new appointment. If all six slots for given period are filled, the registration for the that period is terminated and it is necessary to wait until the next registration starts.

Please note that attempts to send registrations in bulk using software tools may be identified as spam by the antispam security of the mzv.cz domain in order to ensure the functionality of the system for all applicants. Such registrations will not be taken into account.

Each e-mail can contain only one adult applicant. If the information requested is incomplete, no appointment will be issued and the e-mail will be discarded as incomplete.

 

The appointments are held during following days and times and are not offered on different days or time frames. The only exception to this rule is that slot for business visa application can be replaced by two slots for study visas during peak periods, when university acceptance offers are being made.  

Purpose of stay/Type Number of slots per week Appointments
Employee Card (KSA, OMN, BHR citizens) 2

Tuesdays: 1pm;

Thursdays: 10am;

 Study 3

Tuesdays: 1:30pm, 2pm;

Thursdays: 10:30am

Research, Sport, Family Unification and other 2

Tuesdays: 2:30pm;

Thursdays: 11am;

Business and self-employment 1 Thursdays: 11:30am;


No appointments are offered on Czech national holidays. During Saudi official holidays, except of those which coincide with Czech national holidays, appointments are offered.

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

For more information on long-term visa types/stays and requirements kindly consult the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.