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Schengen visa

You can find information about short-term Schengen visa 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 advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemics the visa services are limited - details can be found here.

A uniform Schengen (short-stay) visa allows its holder to stay in the Schengen Area for the duration specified in the visa, which cannot be longer than 90 days. It is issued for one entry, two entries or multiple entries or as an airport transit visa.

All citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran are obliged to hold a visa for travelling to the Schengen Area.

You may apply for a Schengen visa from the Czech Embassy if:

  • You plan to travel only to the Czech Republic
  • If travelling to more Schengen countries and the Czech Republic is the main purpose of your travel (e.g. conference participation)
  • If travelling to more Schengen countries with the same number of days in each destination and the Czech Republic is the first visited country (e.g. 3 days in Czech Rep, 3 days in Germany, 3 days in France)

Do not apply for a Schengen visa from the Czech Embassy if:

  • You do not intend to visit the Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic is not the main purpose of your travel
  • You plan to stay in a different Schengen country for more days than in the Czech Republic
  • If Czech Republic is not the first to enter if travelling to more Schengen countries with the same number of days in each destination

The duration of the Schengen (short-stay) visa is determined by the required length of stay and the supporting documents

For different types of short term Schengen visas please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

All submitted documents have to be for stay for maximum of 90 days. If some documents show that the intended stay is longer than 90 days the visa application will be rejected.

Requirements

For submitting a visa application, it is necessary to have all necessary documents. The harmonized list of documents needed for each type of visa for Iranian citizens can be found here. Please make sure that all documents are officially translated into English. Documents presented only in Farsi will not be accepted.

The Embassy does not return any of the submitted documents. If you wish to submit an original document that you would like to keep (eg. Police invitation letter), please submit a copy alongside the original. The original document will be returned after the visa process is finalized.

Fake or forged documents will not be returned.

COVID-19

Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are obliged to submit, upon lodging the application document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease.

The document is required when lodging the following applications:

Schengen visa for the purpose of study

Schengen visa for the purpose of employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of seasonal employment

Schengen visa for the purpose of scientific research

Schengen visa for the purpose of culture

Schengen visa for the purpose of sports

Schengen visa for the purpose of training

Schengen visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship

The document is to be issued by the receiving entity in the Czech Republic, i.e. employer or school (university).

Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of the Czech Republic (DOCX, 135 KB)

The requirement is anchored in point I.5 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from July 17, 2020, and § 31.3.b) of the Act on Stay of Foreign Nationals.

Appointment

The Embassy of Czech Republic in Tehran outsources the submission of Schengen visa application to the VFS Global Company. To set up an appointment, please follow the instructions in the Appointment system section.

The application may be submitted up to three months before the trip. The decision process typically takes 10 – 15 days but may be prolonged up to 45 days in exceptional situations. Applications submitted 15 days or less before intended travel may not be accepted or decided on in time.

90/180 rule

The short-term stay in the Schengen Area cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days. If the length of stay has reached 90 days, it is required to leave the Schengen Area. It is the responsibility of the visitor to count the days and not to exceed the allowed number of days. In case of multiple entries, the accumulated amount of days can be determined by the entry/exit stamps in the passport. A useful tool to calculate the amount of days in the Schengen Area is the so-called Norwegian Calculator.

Attachments

Confirmation of an entity receiving in the territory of... 134 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Jul 10, 2020