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Long-term Visa - study, business, family, others

In case of long-term visa for the purpose of employment see Employee card.

General information

How to schedule an appointment with a visa officer?

Requirements for the application

Medical Travel Insurance

Processing time

More information

 

IMPORTANT: Visa applicants need to schedule an appointment in advance by e-mail ONLY! The address and office hours of the consulate can be found in the "about the Embassy" section of our website.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Incomplete applications are inadmissible and will be returned to the applicant. All documents must be presented in their original form or as a copy notarized by a Czech notary or by the Embassy and may not be older than 180 days, except travel document. All documents (except the travel document) must be in the Czech language - the translation into the Czech language must be officially verified. Official documents emitted by state institutions outside Czech Republic must be verified by Apostille or superlegalisation.

Visa application has to be submitted in person.


How to schedule an appointment with a visa officer?

Long-term visa and residence permit applicants need to schedule an appointment in advance. Please, send us an email requesting an appointment. In the subject of the email, specify “Long-Term Visa” as a reason for the appointment with a visa officer.  In the e-mail include scanned copies of:

  1. Your passport
  2. Singapore ID card + reentry permit
  3. Document confirming the purpose of stay (see point 6 in the "requirements" section below)

TRANSLATION/INTERPRETATION SERVICES

All the documents emitted by the Embassy will be in Czech language.

The communication language of the Czech Embassy during the visa application appointment is Czech or English. The Embassy does not provide translation nor interpretation services, these must be commercially provided on the expense of the applicant if they do not understand Czech or English or if the Embassy deems that translation services are needed because the applicant's grasp of Czech or English is too low. If a record is written up after an interview, it will be done in Czech language.

The interpreter must:

  • - be able to translate the applicant's mother tongue into Czech or English,
  • - be arranged on the applicant's expense, and
  • - be present physically at the Embassy with the applicant and present his/her ID, and
  • - prove the following qualifications (by presenting original documents):
    • a) The interpreter should be inscribed in the list of court interpreters of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
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    • OR
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    • b) meet all of the following requirements (which the interpreter must be able to prove BEFORE the appointment/questioning - please send the documents at least 7 days in advance):
      • - native language speaker or minimum C1 level (CEFR framework or equivalent) grasp of both interpreted languages (original certificate/diploma required)
      • - minimum 5 years of professional history with translation/interpretation between the translated/interpreted languages (CV required)

REQUIREMENTS

All documents must be presented in their original form or as a copy notarized by a Czech notary or by the Embassy and may not be older than 180 days, except travel document. All documents (except the travel document) must be in the Czech language - the translation into the Czech language must be officially verified. Official documents emitted by state institutions outside Czech Republic must be verified by Apostille or superlegalisation.

1.  Application form

2. Fee

  • - Visa fees are non-refundable when accepted for submission.

3. Two photographs

4. Passport and Singaporean ID card

  • - You must submit your original passport. Its validity must exceed the expected length of stay by at least 90 days (after the visa expires). Passport must have been issued within the previous 10 years.
  • - Passport must be signed.
  • - ID card must allow its holder to legally stay in Singapore for at least a year! This does not apply if you are a citizen of a state listed in Decree of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic n. 429/2010 Coll.

5. Document confirming your sufficient financial resources

  • IMPORTANT: It is the applicant's responsibility to show that they meet the finantial resources required and can use them at the territory of the Czech Republic! The documents presented (along with the whole application) are processed by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and not the Embassy, which therefore cannot give any specific guidance on this topic.
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  • - General requirements for financial means during your stay: It is necessary to prove the availability of funds that are 15 times the amount of the existential minimum (currently it is set at 2,490 CZK) for the first month and double the amount of the existential minimum for every month afterwards, thus, for instance, for a stay from 1 January – 30 June it would be (15 x 2,980) + (5 x 2 x 2,980) = 44,700 + 29,800 = 74,500 CZK (amount in SGD would be based on the current exchange rate CZK/SGD). Please note that the existential minimum is established by the Czech law and can be changed every year.
    • In case of BUSINESS purpose: You have to submit a proof of financial funds in the amount of 50-times the subsistence minimum (2,490 CZK),  i.e. 124,500 CZK.
    • In case of FAMILY purpose: The income of all the household members is to be compounded together and are futher compared to the expenses related to living expenses.
    • Applicants younger than 18 years can submit a proof of financial means equaling to a half of the required amount.
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  • - To prove the above requirements, any of the following documents (or a combination of them) can be :
    • - original (electronic printout permitted) or notarized copy of a current account statement in the applicant's name;
    • - an internationally recognized debit/credit card in the applicant's name with a validity during your stay in the Czech Republic AND an account statement proving the financial resources available at the debit/credit card ;
    • - an original letter or a notarized copy from the applicant's bank confirming the amount of financial resources as well as the fact that the applicant will be able to use their funds during their stay in the Czech Republic;
    • - original or a notarized copy of a letter from a family member / other person / legal entity signed by the person / representative of the legal entity (notarized signature needed!) including:
      • 1) affirmation to provide the financial support during the applicant's stay in the Czech Republic; and
      • 2) the total amount of the financial support; and
      • 3) period when the financial support will be provided; and
      • 4) how the financial support will be provided (i. e. international payment card, travellers' cheques, bank transfer, etc.)
    • - In case of STUDY purpose: a financial guarantee of a Singaporean or Czech university which proves that the student’s stay in Czechia will be secured by providing financial means amounting to the existential minimum for the expected stay, or a document that all of the costs associated with his/her stay will be covered by the recipient organization + a notarized copy of an internationally recognized debit card in your name (please conceal the debit card number on the copy). The letter from a Singaporean university must be translated into the Czech language.
      • Proof of funds submitted in this manner cannot be used for an application for a long-term visa for the “other” purposes.
    • - In case of SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT purpose: The salary agreement with your intended employer is necessary, it must provide for at least the above-mentioned income.

6. Document confirming the purpose of stay

  • According to the different visa purposes:
  • - BUSINESS -
    • - a copy of an excerpt from the Trades Register or a certificate issued by a Trades Licensing Office documenting that the alien meets the general and the special conditions for operation of a trade or the application number of the application for Trading License
    • - a copy of an excerpt from the Commercial Register or the application number of the application for the Commercial Register
    • - a statutory body or a member of the statutory body of a company who does not ensure for the company the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the company as the legal entity shall present a copy of the excerpt from the Commercial Register indicating that he/she fulfills the relevant conditions
    • - a member of a statutory body of a cooperative who does not ensure for the cooperative the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the legal entity shall present a copy of the excerpt from the Commercial Register indicating that he/she fulfills the relevant conditions
    • - a liquidator, bankruptcy trustee, composition trustee, receiver or an alien who is authorized to bind or to represent the company before the court or to participate in the management of or control of the company as a body established by the law or as a member of such body, and who does not ensure for the company or for the cooperative the performance of tasks arising from the object of business activities of the legal entity shall present a certified copy of an excerpt from the Commercial Register or another document indicating that he/she meets such conditions.
  • STUDY - the original or a notarized copy of a document certifying acceptance into a study program issued by a Czech university or school.
    • IMPORTANT: The purpose "study" is applicable only for programmes accreditted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport or a similar institution. If you plan to study at a non-accreddited institution the viisa purpose will be "other"
  • CULTURAL - an appropriate notarized document or an affidavit of an individual or a legal entity in the Czech Republic certifying the purpose of stay
  • - FAMILY -
    • - in case of a spouse: an original of a marriage certificate
    • - in case of a child: an original of a birth certificate
    • - or: another document certifying applicant's relationship to the Czech relative.
  • SPORT - a certificate of an individual or a legal entity carrying on sports activities in the territory of the Czech Republic
  • MEDICAL - a certificate of acceptance for treatment issued by a medical establishment
  • - SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT - employment permit issued by the Labour Office of the Czech Republic pursuant to Section 96 of Act No. 435/2004 Coll., on Employment, or the serial number of the application for the issuance of this permit and an indication of which branch of the Labour Office of the Czech Republic the applicant submitted the application.
  • - OTHER - any documents confirming the purpose of stay

7. Document confirming accommodation

  • One of the following:
    • - STUDY - document confirming the accommodation. IMPORTANT: It cannot be a part of the acceptance letter. It has to be submitted separately.
    • - SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT - if the accommodation is provided or arranged by the employer, the proof of accommodation must show that the conditions for accommodation pursuant to Section 100(d) of the Act on the Residence of Aliens are met, in particular the size of the floor area of the room and the number of persons accommodated, and the amount of the payment or that the accommodation is provided free of charge; the amount of the payment for accommodation must not be excessive in comparison with the agreed amount of the alien's wage, salary or remuneration and the level of such accommodation.
    • - OTHER:
      • - an original statement/confirmation from the owner of an apartment/house stating his/her ability and willingness to provide accommodation for the time of applicant’s stay (signature must be notarized)
      • - in the case of a lease contract for an apartment/house or student accommodation - the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract (no need to notarize signatures)
      • - in the case of a sublet - the original or a notarized copy of the lease contract (no need to notarize signature) and an affidavit signed by the owner confirming the sublet (signature must be notarized)
      • - if you are an owner of the real property the original record or the notarized copy from the Real Estate Register is requested

8. Criminal History Background

  • - A Criminal History Record issued by the official authority of the country of the applicant's nationality. The record must be appropriately certified (Apostille or super-legalization) along with a verified Czech translation;
  • - The applicant must also submit the same document issued by a State in which the applicant was staying continuously for more than 6 months in the past three years. An Excerpt from Criminal History Record issued by that country must also be submitted with the required Apostille or super-legalization along with a verified Czech translation.
  • - Children under the age of 15 are not required to submit the Criminal History Record.

9. Upon request, a medical report stating that the foreign national does not suffer from any serious disease.


Medical Travel Insurance
There is no need to present a valid medical travel insurance at the moment of application. However, prior to affixing of a visa, you must present a valid travel insurance to the consular officer. More information on our website and on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.


Processing of the application

The long-term visa application shall be processed within 90 days from the date the Embassy receives the complete application, in particularly complicated cases it can take up to 120 days.

For the purpose of studies, pedagogical activity, research and seasonal employment the decision can take up to 60 days (in exceptional complicated cases, the procedure can take up to 90 days).

There is absolutely no way to rush the process! The applicant must be present in Singapore for retreival of their visa (i. e. the applicant cannot travel to Czechia/EU to retreive the visa, since they would have to come back to the Embassy for the visa issuance.)

Consulate does not decide on the approval/refusal of the visa, the decision is made by the regional office of the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. In case the visa has been refused, you have the right of appeal.

The appeal should be addressed to the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic that made the decision about the application within 15 days after receiving the information about the refusal of the application.


For more information you can also visit the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic at http://www.mvcr.cz/.

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