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Visa and Consular Information

See the office hours below. For all legalization and visa 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.

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.

 

Important! Charging for appeals against decision on short-stay visa rejection

Due to changes to the law no. 326/1999 Coll. - On the residence of Aliens on the Territory of the Czech Republic, a fee of 60 EUR,- will be charged for appeals against the decision on not granting a short-stay visa (refusal) and annulment or revocation. This change comes into effect on 31. July 2019.

​Family members of EU nationals are exempt from this fee.

 

Important! Amendments to the Act on the Residence of Foreing Nationals

Due to the Amendments to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic No.: 326/1999 Coll.  and Act on Administrative Fees No.: 634/2004 Coll. which will come into effect from July 31, 2019 there are some significant changes in visa application rules:

  • All supporting documents for long term visa/residence must be submitted by applicant at the time of lodging the application. Therefore, beginning of July 31, 2019 there is no possibility to accept the confirmation of accommodation sent by databox to the Embassy.
  • Parent´s legal consent with the stay of his/her child at the Czech territory must be submitted in ORIGINAL only. Certified copy will not be accepted.
  • Administrative fees:
    • long-term visa (including study purpose)                                 2500,- CZK
    • long-term residence                                                                       2500.- CZK
    • employee card                                                                                 5000,- CZK
    • blue card                                                                                           5000,- CZK
    • long-term business visa                                                                 5000,- CZK
  • All long-term visa applications are subjected to the above mentioned fee. The only exception is if the applicant has received a government scholarship. Only in this case can the visa application for the purpose of study be accepted free of charge.
  • In case of the scientific research the applicant and his family members must apply for a long-term residence visa only, not for a long-term visa. If the scientific researcher and his family members are holding a long term residency visa for scientific purpose of another EU member state (with the exception of UK, Ireland and Denmark) they are allowed to stay in the Czech Republic for the purpose of research for a period of 1 year without a Czech visa.
  • In case of student mobility programmes, such as ERASMUS, students who are holding student´s long term visa or residence permit of another EU member state can study in the Czech Republic within such programme for 1 year without a Czech visa. In this case the 1 year stay is counted from the first day of entering into the Czech territory.

 

 

 

Working  hours of Consular Section - see the current limitation here

WORKING HOURS

Sunday

9:00 - 12:00

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures after appointment only

Monday

9:00 - 12:00

13:30 - 14:00

Short term visa applications - Schengen (appointments must be arranged by VFS Global Customer Service only!)

Tuesday

9:00 - 12:00

13:30 - 14:00

Long-term visa and residence applications  after appointment only

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures after appointment only

Wednesday

9:00 - 12:00

13:30 - 14:00

Long-term visa and residence applications after appointment only

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures after appointment only

Thursday

9:00 - 12:00

13:30 - 14:00

Superlegalizations and verifications of signatures after appointment only

The Embassy´s working languages are Czech and English.  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 can communicate with you by  email, regular post, fax or phone only. The Embassy  do not use any of social networks for communication.

List of National Holidays

The Embassy is closed during following days in 2020.

Date English Name
1 January New Year's Day
10 April Good Friday
13 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")

 

Annoucement for visa applicants with purpose of stay - study

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resumed gradual provision of visa services as of May 11, 2020 (in accordance with the decision of the Government). This resumption concerns only certain purposes of travel and only diplomatic missions in those… 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 ►

Update! Limitations on travels to the Czech Republic

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The limitations of entry to the Czech Republic will continue after the end of State of Emergency on May 18 under the law on public health. See the details below. 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 ►

Important : Suspension of Visa procedures

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In accordance with extraordinary measures issued by the Government of the Czech Republic in connection with the declaration of State of Emergency all visa procedures at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran are suspended until further… 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 ►

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 ►

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 ►

Travel Medical Insurance

Requirements regarding travel medical insurance during visa application procedure. 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 ►