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Visa and Consular Information

Important announcements:

Based on Protective measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic in connection with the declaration of State of Emergency visa procedures are still limited at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran due to the spread of the SARS‑CoV‑2. Starting August 1, 2020 visa services are partially renewed for specific types of applicants and purposes of stay. See details and FAQs here.

Starting June 29, 2021 the new system for appointment for long-term visa / residence permits. The details could be found here in the appointment system section! The main change concerns the student visa applications for which new email address (studies_tehran@mzv) has been created. All requests for appointments not meeting the conditions will be disregarded.

Applicants with Gambian passports applying for Schengen Visa should be aware that in accordance with Art. 25a of the Visa Code (cooperation on the readmission of irregular migrants) and based on a report of the European Commission, Schengen area Member States have decided to  temporarily adopt an implementing decision with respect to a third-country – The Gambia. More details could be found here.

Consular section

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran has territorial consular and visa competence for Islamic Republic of Iran. Below you can find working hours and instructions where to find the necessary information. Latest changes and announcements can be also find here. Undelivered documents could be found on the Official Notice Board.

Office hours of the Consular Section:

For all legalization acts and visa application submissions, a valid appointment is necessary. How to apply for an appointment you can find in the appointment system section! Please follow the instructions carefully. Documents pick-up or delivery can be done without appointment every working day between 12:00-12:30



9:00 - 12:00

Long-term visa and residence applications

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures


9:00 - 12:00

Long-term visa and residence applications

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures


9:00 - 12:00

Long-term visa and residence applications 

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures


9:00 - 12:00

Long-term visa and residence applications

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures


9:00 - 12:00


13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures







The Embassy is closed during the Czech National Holidays. Other closures will be announced in the “Important announcementssection above.

List of Czech National Holidays in 2021


English Name

1 January

New Year's Day

2 April

Good Friday

5 April

Easter Monday

1 May

Labour Day

8 May

Liberation Day

5 July

Saints Cyril and Methodius Day

6 July

Jan Hus Day

28 September

Czech Statehood Day

28 October

Czech Independence Day

17 November

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day

24 December

Christmas Eve

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

St. Stephen's Day (Czech: "The Second Christmas Day")

Visa services:

The Embassy is responsible for visa services for citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran and for those, who have valid residence permit in Iran with validity for more than 1 year. You can find general information about visa / residence permit for the Czech Republic on the website here.

Basic information with country specifics regarding Iran can be found here for long-term visa / residence permit and for short-term Schengen visa.

Communication methods and working languages:

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran hereby announces that in accordance with Section 169 of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., On the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic and on Amendments to Certain Acts (as amended), the working languages of the local authority (Visa Section) are Czech language and English language with the exception for interrogations which according to § 16 of the Administrative Procedure Code are always conducted in Czech language.

Applicants for long-term visas and residence permits who cannot communicate in the above stated languages need to arrange, at their own expenses, an interpreter.

The Embassy communicates by following methods only: email, regular post, fax or phone. The Embassy does not use any of social networks for communication.

The Embassy answers all emails, except spam, usually within 3 working days. You will not get any answers during the public holidays or weekends. Please, do not resend your requests or questions multiple times.


All visa and legalization fees are to be paid in EUR - cash only. Payments in EUR coins are welcomed! Paying an exact amount is appreciated.

If the fee is stated by the Act on Administrative Fees No. 634/2004 Sb. in other currency than euro, than the euro equivalent based on current exchange rate of the Czech National Bank is charged.

The full list of all fees can be found on this website (in Czech language):

You can find a list of visa fees here.

Here you can find list of most common consular and administrative fees.

Superlegalization - 600 CZK

Signature authentication – 250 CZK (for each signature)

Copy authentication – 300 CZK (for each page)

Temporary travel document issuance – 400 CZK

Ordinary passport issuance – 1.200 CZK

Ordinary passport issuance (children under 15) – 400 CZK

Filing of Criminal Record extract application – 200 CZK


Restrictive measures to curb spread of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic as of 22 November 2021

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Conditions of Entry to the Czech Republic


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Documents Required for Short-Term Visa Application

Here you can find links to documents specifying documents required for short-term (Schengen) visa applications (English and Farsi language versions). more ►

Updated Visa Code enters into force on February 2, 2020

The revised Visa Code for schengen visas will enter into force on February 2, 2020. Applicants will be further informed about changes on the Embassy´s website and that of the external service provider VFS Global. more ►

Charging for appeals against decision on short-stay visa rejection

Due to legislative changes, with effect from 31. July 2019, the submission of an appeal against decision on not granting a short-stay visa will be subject to an administrative fee. more ►

Government regulation on maximum number of applications for long-term business visas and employee cards

The Government of the Czech Republic since September 1, 2019, introduces quota system on submitting of applications for employee cards and long-term visas with business purpose more ►

Information for applicant on personal data protection

Rules for using personal data of visa applicants more ►

Notice - Renewal of the registration of appointments for employee card applications and applications for long-term visas for the purpose of conducting business

Since August 12, 2019 the registration of appointments for employee card applications and applications for long-term visas for the purpose of conducting business will be renewed for the period of September and October 2019. more ►

Partial Renewal of the Visa Services (Updated November 8, 2021)

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Travel Medical Insurance

Requirements regarding travel medical insurance during visa application procedure. more ►

Working Hours Limitation

Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 the working hours of the Embassy will be limited according the following table. more ►

Community Code on Visa

Clarifications regarding Community Code on Visa, which entered into force on April 5, 2010. more ►

Basic Schengen Visa Information

Here you can find general information and instructions related to Schengen visa applications. more ►

Information for Visa Applicants

General information about the Schengen visa procedure. more ►

Schengen Information System

The Schengen Information System and the right of access. more ►

Changes in Conditions for the Entry And Stay on the Territory of the Czech Republic from 2011

The latest amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals introduced numerous changes. A brief summary of these can be found here. more ►

Overview of the Ministry of the Interior

Department for Asylum and Migration Polic more ►

Information Publications for Foreigners

Useful information for those who live or plan to live in the Czech Republic more ►