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Information for visa applicants

Information for visa applicants

All foreigners whose residence permit expired during the state of emergency may stay in the Czech Republic for additional 60 days after the end of the state of emergency. This applies both to those who require a visa and those who are visa-free. Expired Schengen visa and visa-free stay does not need to be extended. Instead a so-called “exit stamp” will be issued at the time of departure. When the exit stamp is issued a foreigner must leave the country within 24 hours. More information can be found on the MOFA website.

Information on resumed visa agenda:

Work permits which expired after March 12, 2020 remain valid until November 11, 2020 as long as the employment contract is extended for the same period of time. This applies to holders of following visa types:

  • Short term schengen visa for purpose of work
  • Short term visa for purpose of seasonal employment
  • Long term visa for purpose of seasonal employment
  • Special work visa


Foreigners entering from “red zone country” (not listed as low risk country):

  • must present document against introduction of infectious disease up on collecting the visa at the embassy.
  • contact a regional hygiene station according to place of stay after the entry
  • undergo a PCR test in the Czech territory and to submit the test result to the regional hygiene station within 72 hours from the entry or a necessary quarantine measure shall be ordered
  • employees and studenst must undergo second PCR test in 14 day from entry
  • until the PCR test result (or the second PCR test result in case of employees and students) is submitted or for the duration of the necessary quarantine measure, there is a stricter free movement ban and must wear respiratory protective equipment (facemasks).

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

Document against introduction of infectious disease:

  • sworn statement to be submitted on entry to Ministry of Interior Dept. For Asylum and Migration Policy (for registration and biometrics)
  • Please see the document here. (doc, 69 kB)

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