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Visa for Other Purposes

Information for applicants for all other types of long stay (for over 90 days of stay) visas.

Processing time

All visas have to be approved by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. The processing time for the visa for other purposes lasts from 90 to 120 days from the date the Embassy receives the fully completed application. Therefore, the Embassy recommends that applicants submit their applications on time. Please understand that the Embassy is not able to speed up the process or follow up on it as it is handled by the authorities in the Czech Republic.

 

Required documents and fees

NOTE: We recommend to bring originals and copies of all supporting documents

1. Completed application form

  • The form "Application for Long-Stay Visa" must be filled out completely with a ball point pen or on a typewriter. Do not use red ink to complete the application.

    Please do not forget
  • to sign the application in the place indicated at the bottom of the fifth page and
  • to include your phone number and e-mail address for future communication.


2. Two recent passport photographs


3. Passport

You must submit

  • your original passport or official travel document recognized by the Schengen countries with a validity exceeding your intended stay by at least 3 months and issued within the last 10 years,
  • copy of the data page of the passport (the page with your personal data and photo).

    Notes
  • Please make sure that your passport has at least two blank pages (for affixing a visa and administrative purposes).
  • The passport must be resubmitted at the end of the application process for the issuance of the visa after the Embassy has received the approval from the Czech authorities.


4. Proof of sufficient financial means

You need to submit (please note that all documents must be translated into the Czech language):

  • An original or notarized copy of the internationally recognized debit/credit card on your name with a validity during your stay in the Czech Republic + an original or notarized copy of a corresponding bank account statement held on your name
    or
  • an original letter from the bank confirming the fact that you will be able to use your funds during your stay in the Czech Republic with the verified  translation into the Czech language + an original or notarized copy of a corresponding bank account statement held on your name
    or
  • another document confirming that you can use the financial funds during a stay in the Czech Republic (e.g. an original letter from the family member confirming the financial support during your stay in the Czech Republic signed by a person who will support you /notarized signature/ plus an original or notarized bank statement). In this case the letter from the bank confirming the right of disposal to your parents´ account accompanied by the certified translation into Czech is required!.

    Requirements for financial means during your stay
    Generally
    , for a long-term visa, the proof of finances is the amount of 15-times higher than the subsistence minimum (2 020,- CZK) plus double the subsistence minimum (4 040,- CZK) for each whole month of expected stay.
    So, for example, for a 4 month stay it would be (15 x 2020,- CZK) + (2 x 2020,- CZK x 4 months) = 30 300,- + 16 160,- = 46 460,- CZK (approximately 7 000,- NIS the amount in NIS depends on the rate CZK/NIS). Please note that the existential minimum is established by the Czech law and can be changed every year.


5. Proof of the purpose of your stay

You must provide

  • the original of the invitation form "Pozvání" completed by an individual or a legal entity in the Czech Republic and approved by the Immigration Police of the Czech Republic (forms are available at the Immigration Police offices in the Czech Republic), or
  • an appropriate notarized document or an affidavit of an individual or a legal entity in the Czech Republic certifying the purpose of your stay (medical, cultural, sport, foundation, etc.). For specific information please contact the Embassy.
  • or a detailed explanation written by yourself why you are applying for this kind of visa (in Czech language or official translated into Czech language)

    Notice
    Information about the invitation process for Czech individuals or legal entities is available at the site of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.


6. Proof of your accommodation

  • A notarized confirmation of your accomodation issued by an individual or a legal entity providing the accommodation, or
  • an original statement from the owner of an apartment or a house stating his or her ability and willingness to provide the accommodation (private accommodation), or
  • a lease agreement for an apartment or a house, or
  • a lease agreement and an affidavit signed by the owner of an apartment or a house confirming the sublet.

    Important notes
  • The original or notarized copy of any of the mentioned documents must be submitted.
  • The copies and signature of the owner must be notarized by a Notary Public in the Czech Republic.
  • The documents confirming your accommodation must be in the Czech language.


7. Criminal History Background

You have to submit an application to the Israel Police. Under the law, the certificate is not given to the applicant but rather transferred to the official entity (in this case to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv). Israeli criminal record (PDF, 245 KB)is issued by the Israel Police. You must collect the certificate from our embassy and get an apostille on it. This document must be also translated by official translator into Czech language.


In addition:

  • Israeli citizens: If you have lived in any other country besides Israel for 6 months or longer in the previous three years, you are required to submit an Excerpt from Criminal History Record issued by that country.
  • Non Israeli citizens: You need to submit a Excerpt from Criminal History Record from the country of your nationality. If you have lived in any other country besides Israel for 6 months or longer in the previous three years, you are required to submit an Excerpt from Criminal History Record issued by that country.
  •  
  • Note
  • Children under 15 are not required to submit any document confirming that they have never been indicted and sentenced for a felony of any kind.

 

 


8. Travel medical insurance

 

When submitting visa application, travel health isn’t required, but the applicant must provide proof of holding travel medical insurance before the visa is affixed to his travel document. The insurance must cover the entire period of the applicant´s stay in the Czech Republic as determined by the validity of the visa. Travel medical insurance must cover the cost of emergency medical care, including medical evacuation or, in the event of death, repatriation of remains to the country that has issued the applicant´s travel document or to the applicant´s country of residence. The insurance policy must not exclude coverage for injuries and damage caused by the applicant´s intentional acts, injuries and damage caused by fault or contributory fault on the part of the applicant, and injuries and damage caused by the consumption of alcohol, narcotic and psychotropic substances by the applicant. The minimum coverage is EUR 60 000 per one insured event without any coinsurance or copayment.  Travel medical insurance may be purchased from an insurance company licensed to sell such insurance in the Czech Republic. Recommended way is to obtain medical insurance from a company that appears on a list of authorized companies maintained by the Czech National Bank.

Samples of Czech subjects providing the insurance (some of them on-line) :

MAXIMA A.S.

Veřejná Zdravotní Pojišťovna (VZP)

SLAVIA pojišťovna

VICTORIA pojišťovna

Insurance can also be purchaised from an insurance company licensed to sell such insurance in any other Member State of the European Union or in any Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or from an insurance company licensed to sell such insurance in the country that has issued the applicant´s travel document or in the applicant´s country of residence. Then the proof of travel medical insurance must be accompanied by a certified Czech translation of the insurance policy and general insurance terms and conditions, proving the existence of travel medical insurance, the scope of coverage, the amount of coverage (at least EUR 60 000), and proving that there is no coinsurance or copayment.

 

More details concerning travel medical insurance

9. Visa application fee

  • There is a fee assessed for submitting your visa application.
  •  The fee must be paid  in cash.
  • The visa fee may change on monthly basis due to the current exchange rate.
  • There is no visa application fee for children under 6.

 

            

NOTE: We recommend to bring copies of all supporting documents

              All documents must be presented in their original form or as a notarized copy.

  • No documents (except for your passport or birth and marriage certificates) may be older than 180 days.

             The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic does not provide translation services

  • Visas for other purposes are only issued by Czech Embassies and Consulates General located outside of the territory of the Czech Republic, applicants must wait for their applications to be processed.
  • A visa for other purposes can only be issued by the same Embassy and Consulate General where the application for it was submitted. Hence, you cannot apply for a visa in Israel and pick it up in Europe or the Czech Republic.
  • You must be present in Israel at the end of the application process when the visa is issued into your passport. The Consular Office does not accept passports mailed from the Czech Republic and does not mail them to the Czech Republic!

Useful links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic