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Frequently Asked Questions

What distinguish visa?

At the most basic level, we distinguish (1) Schengen (short-term) visa and (2) long-term visas. The length of processing applications and scope of necessary supporting documents at Schengen (short-term) and long-term visas is various. These two categories of visas and stays purposes for which they are issued, are in this segment devoted separate chapters.

I need a visa?

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia need to travel to the Czech Republic (Schengen) visa.

Where can I apply for a visa?

SCHENGEN VISAS

Application for a Schengen visa, Armenian citizens can submit only at the embassy of the Czech Republic in the Armenia, but not in the Czech Republic.

Monday - Thursday from 9.00 to 12.00 hrs at the consular section of the embassy. The application is submitted directly to the Consulate in Yerevan, personal presence is a condition for filing. To submit an application for short-term visa is necessary to arrange an appointment by email consulate.yerevan@embassy.mzv.cz

A foreigner who is not a citizen of the Republic of Armenia, submits a request for a visa in person only at the consular section, under the conditions of long-term residence in the territory of the Republic of Armenia.

LONG-TERM VISAS

The application is submitted directly to the Consulate in Yerevan, personal presence is a condition for filing. To submit an application for long-term visa is necessary to arrange an appointment by email visa_yerevan@mzv.cz

To complete registration you must have a valid email address. Execution order is not subject to the act on the part of the applicant itself. Registration can be done via the visa applicant and inviting person or any other person.


Acceptance of applications for long-term visa / permit for long-term and permanent residence permits:

Monday - Thursday from 9։00 to 12։00

Applicants should note that must follow to the exact time at which they have an appointment. Otherwise, you can not submit the application.

What is the contact at the consulate?

consulate.yerevan@embassy.mzv.cz

What you need to prepare before it makes an application for a Schengen visa?

1. form, which is available at the consular office or on the Web;

2. travel document;

3. photo;

4. The supporting documents - detailed information refer to the chapters short and long-term visa;

5. application fee - see the rate

Where can I get information?

consulate.yerevan@embassy.mzv.cz

How long does it take to process a Schengen visa?

Application for Schengen visa handled by our office normally within 5 working days, in particularly complex or justified cases within 30 days of submission of the application.

How far in advance should I apply for a visa?

SHORT SCHENGEN VISAS

Application for Schengen (short-term) visa is served in a period of 6 months before the planned journey. It is recommended not to submit an application no later than 15 days before travel.

LONG-TERM VISAS

For long-term visas are to be reckoned with several months period to process the application, therefore care should be taken that the request was made well in advance. The statutory deadline for ruling on the request by the foreign police depends on the purpose of your stay:

2 months: study, scientific activities

3-4 months: employment, business, participation in a legal entity, family reunification

 Visa application

What I have to present the elements of an application for a visa? What I have to prove my application?

Please refer to individual chapters on our website.

Where can you get an official invitation form?

Form an official invitation to give the aliens police. Inviting person contacts locally relevant Foreign Police, which also validates the invitation. Also provide information on the process and fee. More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior (www.mvcr.cz).

If I am traveling more Schengen states in which these state makes a request?

The request to give an embassy / Consulate General of the State in which is situated sole or main purpose of your trip. If unable to determine the main destination, please apply at the embassy / Consulate General of the State where you will stay the longest. Not only when the competent authority determined by the previous two criteria, please apply at the embassy / Consulate General of the State who enter the Schengen area - ie to which you are traveling first.

It requires a personal presence at the visa application?

SCHENGEN VISAS

Yes. Personal presence of the applicant when applying for a visa is required.

LONG-TERM VISAS

Yes, the personal presence of the applicant when applying in each case is required. Exceptions are persons under 15 years of age.

Can I apply for a visa application by mail?

No. Submission of a visa application by mail is unfortunately not possible.

Can I apply for a Schengen visa through a travel agency?

Yes, but it must be a travel agency accredited to our Consulate.

What is the fee?

The administrative fee is paid per application regardless of the outcome of the visa procedure. Application fee for a Schengen (short-term) visa is for Armenian citizens EUR 35. The fee can be paid only in euros.

Some categories of persons shall submit an application for free, for example. Children under 6 years of age, family members of EU citizens, students in certain categories and more, and there also are some other exceptions (see Tariff visa fees).

The fee for filing an application for long-term visa is CZK 2,500.

Visa application form is free.

RESULT OF VISA PROCEDURES

How long does it take to process a visa?


SCHENGEN VISAS

Application for Schengen visa handled by our office normally within 5 working days, in particularly complex or justified cases within 30 days of submission of the application.


LONG-TERM VISAS

For long-term visas are to be reckoned with several months period to process the application, therefore care should be taken that the request was made well in advance. The statutory period for examining the application depends on the purpose of stay:

2 months: study, scientific activities

3-4 months: employment, business, participation in a legal entity, family reunification

How do I know got / and if I have a visa?

The results of the visa procedure informs the embassy / consulate-general registrants or by an authorized person. Persons who are not participating in the visa procedure, information on the granting / refusal of a visa does not give. When submitting an application, inquire what form you inform the consular officer - whether they will contact you, or if you have to inquire himself / herself when and how.

Where can I pick up my visa?

You pick up your visa at the embassy (in the visa center), where the application was made.

I have to pick up the visa in person?

The applicant can usually pick up the visa personally. Pickup can be done by an agent , eg. a power of attorney, or other type of authorization (eg. Consulate confirming that the applicant received upon submission of application).

 In case of refusal

It can appeal against the decision to refuse the visa appeal?


An applicant for a Schengen visa can apply for a reassessment due to refusal of a visa / annulled visas / visa canceled. The application must be delivered to the embassy / consulate General of that decision on the claim within 15 days of receipt of the decision to refuse the visa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will re-examine the request within the 30-day period from the date of submission of the application for review.

Family members of EU citizens may within 15 days of receipt of notification of the denial of a visa request through the Embassy / Consulate General or directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a new assessment of reasons for denial of a visa. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will re-examine the request within the 60-day period from the date of submission of the application for review. The answer is sent via the relevant embassy / consulate-general.

Can I submit a new application, if it was already once rejected?

New visa application can be submitted at any time, even though your previous application was rejected.

OTHER

How to proceed when expiring passport with a marked long-term visa or permit to long-term / permanent residence?


In the event that you hold a valid long-term visa or long-term or permanent residence, and ends the validity of your passport, this document have lost or will be stolen, you can apply the appropriate embassy / Consulate General to apply for a visa for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic and the subsequent transfer of a residence permit to a new passport

Submit the following requirements:

· Form - filled in completely and legibly;

· Photographs;

· Newly issued travel document;

· If necessary. Old copies of passport-visa.

How and where it is possible to apply for a visa extension?

SCHENGEN VISAS

In the case that during the stay in the Schengen area you are in a situation that requires a longer residence time than that for which it was granted a visa, you can ask (in the case when you hold a Schengen visa) locally relevant Foreign Police visa extension. This procedure can be used only in exceptional cases.

LONG-TERM VISAS

Departments of the Ministry of Interior are responsible for extension of stay on a long-term visa and extension of long-term residence permit. For more information contact the Ministry of Interior.

I can live with short-term Czech visas in the countries of the Schengen / EU?

To stay on the territory of the entire Schengen area (not EU) authorizes the short-term Schengen visa issued by the country. Was granted this visa with limited territorial validity or a visa with limited territorial validity only for the country, then this visa entitles to stay only in the states mentioned therein.

At what time I have to leave the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen area if I had already exhausted / a 90-day stay?

It applies so. "90/180 rule," when the stranger for a short stay in the Czech Republic / Schengen area up to 90 days during the half year, more in the chapter "Calculation of days to stay in the Schengen area".