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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 latest Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health.

Extent of visa services

SCHENGEN VISAS:

family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens

unmarried partners 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 Kiev = 280 and in Lvov = 300

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

 

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

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 - visas can be issued only study in an accredited program

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY - visas can be issued only study in an accredited program

● 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 CULTURE and SPORT

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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.

You can find step-by-step guide for entry here.

 

Additional information:

Ministry of the Interior Coronavirus-Information of MoI (incl. entry conditions to the Czech Republic and quarantine measures)

TEST SITES

Countries according to risk of Covid-19

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL: Step-by-step guide on quarantine measures

Visa Services and Hygienic Measures

Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease

Diplomatic Missions of the Czech Republic

Legal sources:

Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from February 1, 2021 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-51/MIN/KAN)