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Partial Renewal of the Visa Services

As of August 1, 2020, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran will – in limited extent and amounts – resume provision of visa services to public.

Visa services resumption is taking place as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues.

We therefore ask for applicants´ cooperation in observing hygienic rules when visiting the consulate. Applicants will be required to use hands´ disinfection, wear face masks and maintain at least 2 meters distance. The number of persons who can simultaneously enter the consulate premises will be limited.

We also ask for applicants´ understanding that the amount of applications that the consulate can accept and process while observing the preventive hygienic measures cannot approximate the amount of applications accepted and processed before the state of emergency.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to enable arrival of those foreign nationals who need visas to stay in the Czech Republic. However, at the same time, it will not be possible to accommodate all applicants in the midst of the pandemics. While observing the preventive hygienic measures, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran currently can accept 2 Schengen visa applications and 12 long-term visa and long-term residence permit applications per week.

The extent of the visa services currently provided remains limited – refer to the overview in Point III of this article. The extent of the visa services that consulates are currently allowed to provide is anchored in the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 17, 2020.

Extent of visa services

SCHENGEN VISAS:

Acceptance of applications    

family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

● in the interest of the Czech Republic

international transport workers

critical infrastructure workers 

● diplomats and officials of international organizations

seasonal workers (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

● health, social services, and food processing employees

● employees in scientific, key and highly qualified professions fulfilling conditions of the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program

● employees who are citizens of Ukraine and submit their applications in Ukraine - daily limit in Kiew = 300 and in Lvov = 300

in exceptional emergency situations as defined in Point I/4i) of the currently applicable Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health

 

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

 

a) Acceptance of applications for         

LONG-TERM VISA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT (based on Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)

SPECIAL WORK VISA

● visas / residence permits within the KEY AND SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the HIGHLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES PROGRAM, including family members

● visas / residence permits within the PROGRAM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE  

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR COMPATRIOTS (based on decree no. 1014/2014)

● BLUE CARDS and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

● LONG- TERM RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children

LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

● LONG-TERM AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY UNIFICATION, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE FAMILY PURPOSE, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who already reside in the Czech Republic on a basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members cannot file these applications at the moment

visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (the so-called D/VR type visa) – the so-called VISA STICKER TRANSFER – for any purpose of stay

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS IF THE FOREIGN NATIONAL´S STAY IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC and is supported by a corresponding document

● LONG-TERM VISAS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CULTURESPORTS and WORKING HOLIDAY

 

b) Resumption of processing of applications

Processing of all applications for long-term visas and residence permits that have been lodged before March 14, 2020 is resumed (i.e. examining of those applications that have been filed before the state of emergency and subsequent suspension of visa services is resumed).

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Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are required to submit document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease.

For more information see this website.

 

Entry to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures

 

Travel to the Czech Republic continues to be limited, particularly for the short-term travel, due to the pandemic.

Do refer to the OVERVIEW of who can currently visit on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, particularly to the pdf-table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic (valid from October 7th, 2020 00:00) in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure".

Persons who can arrive must strictly follow the quarantine measures = fill out an arrival form (www.prijezdovyformular.cz) and get tested. Refer to the guidelines HERE.

Foreign nationals are requested to check the entry conditions to the Czech Republic before their travel. This information is regularly being updated by the Ministry of the Interior on its website, mainly in the pdf-format table "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure." This table clearly indicates which quarantine measures, incl. possible obligation to test for COVID-19, pertain to which category of travelers.