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Schengen (short-term) Visa

APPLICANTS SUBMITS THEIR APPLICATIONS AT CONSULATES, IN GENERAL IN PERSON, NEITHER AT A BORDER CROSSING NOR ON THE TERRITORY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC.

-Applicants can submit their applications also in visa centers or through an accredited travel agency – see the web sites of the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic to learn if they use this service.

APPLICANTS SUBMITS THEIR APPLICATIONS IN STATES WHERE THEY HOLD CITIZENSHIP OR RESIDENCY.

-If there is any diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the country, the application should be submitted at a diplomatic mission which is accredited for that state (usually in a neighboring country) or at a diplomatic mission of another Schengen Area state which represents the Czech Republic in this country.

-If there are several diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic in one country (for example an Embassy and Consulate(s) General), the applicant should file the application at the diplomatic mission in the consular district where he/she resides.

APPLICANTS SUBMITS THEIR APPLICATIONS AT A CONSULATE OF THAT  SCHENGEN AREA COUNTRY THAT CONSTITUTES THE SOLE OR THE MAIN DESTINATION OF THE JOURNEY.

JOURNEY TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC ONLY: If the Czech Republic constitutes the sole or the main destination of the visit, the application should be submitted at a diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic.

JOURNEY TO SEVERAL SCHENGEN STATES: 1) When travelling to several Schengen Area states, the application should be submitted at a consulate of that Schengen Area country, which constituted the main destination of the visit in terms of purpose of stay or length of stay. 2) If no main destination can be determined, the application should be submitted at a consulate of that Schengen Area country, whose external border the applicant will cross to enter the Schengen Area.

 

Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) – Articles 5 and 6