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

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. Starting August 23, 2021 conditions for vaccinated people has changed - see the respective part of the text below.

As of September 30, 2021 all applications for long-term visa and residence permits are admissable.

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:

Persons fully vaccinated with one of the EU approved vaccines in one of the countries given below can apply for all types of visas.

Fully vaccinated persons (= at least 14 days after administration of a second dose, in case of a two-phased vaccine) with one of the following vaccines:

● AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)

● Moderna (Spikevax)

● Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)

● Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

● Covidshield

AND holding certificate recognized by Czech Ministry of HealthThe full list of countries could be found here.  Since November 8, 2021 the Iranian certificate is on the list. Specimen of the recognised Iranian certificate could be found here!

For information on appointment kindly click here.

Persons who are NOT fully vaccinated can apply for a Schengen visa for ESSENTIAL TRAVEL only.

 

LONG-TERM VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS:

NO RESTRICTIONS

Applications submitted and approved before the COVID-19 pandemics are now eligible to be completed. Applicants whose procedure has been suspended in March 2020 should contact the Embassy at consulate_tehran@mzv.cz for further information.

 

OBSERVE QUARANTINE MEASURES BEFORE AND AFTER ARRIVAL.

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Additional information:

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

● ENTRY RULES AND QUARANTINE MEASURES

● TEST SITES

● LIST OF COUNTRIES ACCORDING TO LEVEL OF RISK

● 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 in effect as of October 27, 2021 (no. MZDR 20599/2020-126/MIN/KAN)

● Lists of countries are compiled in accordance with the Protective Measure of the Ministry of HealthArticle 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Article 55 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relation