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Long-term visa / residence permit information

You can find information about long-term visa / residence permit applications on the websites of the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Below you can find links and list of requirements. Be informed that due to the COVID-19 pandemics there are changes in required documents and the visa services are limited.

Long-term visa and residence permit can be filed by applicants who wish to reside in the Czech Republic for over 90 days. These applications should be filed at the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Please arrange your appointment accordingly.

The competent body for processing and decision making of applications is the Ministry of Interior. The Czech Embassy is only competent for receiving an application for a long-term visa/residence permit and communication with the applicant. The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran is competent for application for visas of citizens of Islamic Republic of Iran and those who have a valid Iranian residence permit with validity for more than 1 year.

Detailed information concerning long-term visa.

Detailed information concerning long-term residence permit.

Required documents:

  • Application form
  • Travel document
  • 2 passport photos (size 35 x 45 mm)
  • Fee
  • Biometrics – finger prints
  • Proof of accommodation (should be for the whole duration of planned stay)
  • Document on the purpose of stay (e.g. acceptance letter, work contract, marriage license, etc.)
  • Proof of funds (e.g. bank statement)
  • Proof of no criminal record (see below)
  • Travel medical insurance (once visa has been approved; limit must be at least EUR 60 000)


-Supporting documents may not be older than 180 days with the exception of a passport, registry documents (birth certificate or marriage certificate), diplomas and similar documents and photo (if reflecting current appearance).

-Supporting documents must be submitted in Czech. Documents in another language must also be submitted in official translation into Czech.

-Foreign public documents must be legalized, i.e. equipped by an apostille or superlegalized.

-The following documents must always be submitted in their originals: passport, supporting documents on purpose of stay, registry documents (birth certificate and marriage certificate), and parental consent. These originals will be returned to the applicant should he / she wish to keep them. Passport is always returned to the applicant and is submitted again when issuing the visa.

-Other supporting documents may be submitted as originals or officially verified copies.

-We kindly request that applicants also prepare a set of copies of all the requirements.



The Ministry of Interior can require the applicant to attend an additional interview during the visa process. This have to be always done in person at the Embassy. According the law there are two types of interview - regular interview (pohovor) and interrogation (výslech). The type is decided by the Ministry of Interior. The regular interview can be held in English or Czech, however, the protocol has to be always in Czech language. The interrogation must be held according the law only in Czech. It is up to the applicant to arrange for necessary arrangements in finding translator. If it is not possible to arrange for  an official interpreter, the applicant can arrange for any person speaking Czech language.

Time limit for decision-making process on an application by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

You may monitor your application status on the Ministry of Interior's website. All displayed information on this link is not legally binding. Result of verification of your application is only indicative. Legally binding status of your application can be communicated by authorized official only.

Proof of no criminal record

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran in accordance with Article 31 para. 3 letter a) Act no. 326/1999 Sb., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic asks all applicants for long-term visa / residence permit, who will submit their application at this consular office  to submit together with the application also the proof of no criminal record issued by the country of which is the applicant citizen and also the same document issued by all countries where the applicant lived for more than 6 months in the last 3 years. In case the country does not issue such document, a sworn statement should be submitted instead.

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