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Short-stay (Schengen) Visa

A uniform Schengen (short-stay) visa allows its holder to stay in the Schengen Area for the duration identified in the visa, which can be 90 days at most. It is issued for one entry, two entries or multiple entries and as an airport transit visa.

Schengen Visa Requirements

In accordance with the Schengen Visa Code, applicants can apply at the earliest 6 months but not less than 15 days before the planned travel date. ccording to article 23, paragraph 1 the visa application is decided up to 15 calendar days (in… more ►

FAQs about Schengen Visas

Contact details for the Visa Application Centers (Schengen visas)


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh has been since November 2015 outsourcing the receipt of short-term (Schengen) visa applications to the VFS Global company. Applicants wishing to visit the Czech Republic as their main destination may… more ►

Appeal Procedure short-term (Schengen) visa

The decision to refuse a short-term (Schengen) visa up to 90 days and the reasons for the refusal are notified to the applicant using a standard form. The applicant has the right to request for the review of visa refusal (appeal). more ►

EU Citizen Family Members

A visa application for a family member of an EU citizen is lodged under a facilitated conditions. more ►

Schengen Information System


The Schengen Information System (SIS) is an extensive international database which plays an important role in the protection of the Schengen area. The SIS was established as a necessary measure aimed at limiting the security risks resulting from… more ►

Visa Information System (Biometrics)


Since November 2015, the Visa Information System (VIS) has been used by all consulates of the Schengen Area member states. The VIS allows an exchange of data, including the biometric data of applicants, such as fingerprints. Fingerprints are… more ►