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Visa Code

Visa Code (Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009) represents legal act regulating and harmonising the short-term visa procedure in the Consulates of countries of Schengen zone (including the Czech Republic). Visa Code came in force on 5th April, 2010.

Visa Code contains the following regulations:

1/ The visa application shall be submitted to the Czech Consulate in Tbilisi only by the applicants legally residing in Georgia (Art. 6). Other applicants have to provide a sufficient justification for submitting their application in the Czech Consulate in Tbilisi; the decision about accepting such an application is made solely by the Consulate.    

2/ The visa application could be submitted no more than three months before the start of the intended visit (Art. 9).

3/ In general, the personal presence of the applicant is necessary (Art. 10).

4/ Travel document shall have been issued within the previous 10 years, it shall contain at least two blank pages and its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen zone (Art. 12).

5/ Application shall be decided on by the Consulate within 15 calendar days; the period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 days (Art. 23).

6/ The period of validity of the visa – if granted - shall include an additional „period of grace“ of 15 days (Art. 23)

Example: Visa is applied for the period 1.7.2010 - 10.7.2010, i.e. for 10 days. The insurance should be arranged for 10 days within the period 1. 7. 2010 – 25. 7. 2010 (10 days intended + 15 days – „period of grace“). The visa will be issued accordingly, i. e. for 10 days within the period 1. 7. 2010 – 25. 7. 2010. 

7/ The negative decision on application (including the basic reason for the decision) is notified to each applicant by the document called „Refusal/Annulment/Revocation of visa“.