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Partial Re-Opening of Visa Services in Tel Aviv as of June 1, 2020

Visa services at the Consular and Visa Section in the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv are partially renewed as of June 1, 2020. At the same time, the Embassy has resumed the processing of applications lodged before the visa services suspension on March 14, 2020, i.e. before the state of emergency.


The Extent of Visa Services:
 

1. Schengen Visas: Acceptance of following application forms from:

  • family members of EU / Czech Republic citizens
  • international transport workers
  • critical infrastructure workers
  • diplomats and officials of international organizations
  • seasonal workers 
  • health and social services employees and their family members
  • food processing employees
  • employees in professions belonging to the Highly Qualified Worker Program and Key and Research Staff Program
  • in the interest of the Czech Republic
  • in exceptional emergency situations (as defined in Article I Paragraph 4 i) of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from June 30, 2020


2. Long Term Visas and Residence Permits: Acceptance of following application forms from:

  • long term visas for the purpose of seasonal employment
  • 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 Employees
  • long term residence permits for the purpose o scientific research (also for spouses and minor children)
  • 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 can not 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 can not file these applications at the moment)
  • long term visas for the purpose of study and residence permits for the purpose of study
  • long term visas for the purpose of other, but only for educational activities
  • long term visas for the purpose of culture, sports and working holiday
  • visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (the so-called DVR type visa) - the so-called visa sticker transfer - for any purpose of stay


3. Resumption of processing of visa applications

As of June 1st, 2020, processing of all applications for long-term visas and residence permits that have been started before March 14, 2020 (that means a continuation of examining those applications that have been filed before the state of emergency), are resumed at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv.


4. How to make an appointment for visa:

Complete information on how to make an appointment for a visa can be found on the website of the Embassy in the chapter "Visas"/article "How to make an appointment for a long term visa or residence permit". The capacity of the Visa Section is limited by the epidemiological situation and by local conditions so that there is no accumulation of clients in the waiting room.


5. Notice - entry to the Czech Republic

Foreign nationals are kindly requested to check the conditions of entry to the Czech Republic before their travel.

Similarly, foreign nationals are requested to see what quarantine measures - if any, they need to observe after their arrival to the Czech Republic. Quarantine measure may include the requirement to submit a negative Covid-19 test.

Kindly refer to the website of the Ministry of the Interior, primarily to the .pdf format table titled "Conditions for entry of persons to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with the Ministry of Health Protective Measure".

6. Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease upon application submission:

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 entrepreneurship
  • Employee Card
  • Blue Card
  • Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card
  • Long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment
  • Long-term visa for the purpose of entrepreneurship
  • Long-term visa for the purpose of study
  • Long-term residence permit for the purpose of study

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

Confirmation of an entity - third country citizen (DOCX, 140 KB)

The requirement is anchored in point I.5 of the Protective Measure of the Ministry of Health from June 30, 2020 and par. 31.3.b) of the Act on Stay of Foreign Nationals.