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Applying Your Visa Application

If you want to visit Czech Republic and you are not a citizen of the EU/EEA, you may need a visa. A visa gives you permission to enter and stay in Czech Republic or whole Schengen Area for a short period limited by 90 days. It is valid throughout the Schengen area, but you apply to the country that is the main destination for the journey.

Visas can be granted for such purposes as:

  • Business visits
  • Participation in cultural or sporting
    events
  • Visits to relatives and friends
  • Tourism

Applicants residing in Shanghai and provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui can submit application in Shanghai. Earliest date of applying is three months before your planned visit. Apply as far in advance as possible, especially during the peak season. Usually, you get a decision within two weeks.

A visa can be granted for between 1 and 90 days. You have to make use of these days within a given time frame of six months at the most (period of validity).

How many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area, and for how long altogether, is stated on the permit sticker attached to your travel document.

If you need to travel to Czech Republic often, you can ask to be given several entries. Such visas are valid for five years at the most. If the visa is for more than six months, you can stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days per six-month period.

A visa does not automatically mean you can enter the Schengen area. Entry checks are always made at external border points. So it is a good idea to bring along copies of the documents you submitted when applying for a visa. Border controls may result in your being denied entry.

Where to Apply:

  1. Consulate General of the Czech Republic (Address: Room 808, New Town Center 83 Loushanguan Rd., Shanghai 200336)
    Please, arrange your appointment in advance at http://www.vfsglobal.cn/czechrepublic/china/English/how_to_apply.html (click to the link in the last paragraph)
    (Applicants who are family members of EU citizens are not required having appointment in advance); or
  2. Visas Centres in Shanghai, Hangzhou or Nanjing, more information at www.vfsglobal.cn/czechrepublic/china

Bussines Hours for Schengen Visa:

Mondays: 09:00 - 11:30 - Schengen visas (appointments only)

Visa Fees:

You pay a fee for your visa application. The money is not refunded if your application is refused.

Fee for visa application:

Fees are collected in CNY and cash only. Price in CNY changes every month according actual exchange rate valid at the 1st day of every month.

  • Adults: EURO 60
  • Children aged 6 - 12: EURO 35

How to pay:

You must pay upon your visit in cash.

Visa fee exemptions:

  • Children under six years of age.
  • Relatives of citizens of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, if they travel together with them or will be meeting them in connection with the trip.

Information for applicant on personal data protection

The collection of your personal data required by this application form, the taking of your photograph and the taking of your fingerprints are mandatory for the examination of your visa application. Failure to provide such data will result in the… more ►