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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. More information can be found on the MOFA website.

Government visa programs are re-activated. Embassies accept selected residence permit applications:

  • Visa/residence permit in Programme Key and Scientific Personnel
  • Employee card or blue card in Programme highly qualified workers
  • Employee card in Programme qualified workers (only for positions in social services)
  • Visa’s for the purpose of seasonal work
  • Short term visa’s for purposes referred to by the government resolution No. 511 (e.g. seasonal work, critical infrastructure, healthcare provider, urgent matters etc.)
  • Residence permits for purpose of scientific research (including family members)
  • Residence permit in System STUDENT
  • Residence permit/permanent residency/long term visa for family purpose
  • All employees that applied within Programs as well as seasonal workers need to present PCR COV-SARS-2 testing result certificate not older than 4 days upon entry.

You can find out more about the entry conditions here: 

Embassies also issue DVR visas (for the purpose of collecting residence permit.

List of countries where diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic resume accepting and processing visa applications as of May 11, 2020.

Australia – Sydney
Austria – Vienna
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo
Canada – Ottawa
Canada – Toronto
China – Beijing
China – Chengdu
China – Shanghai
Croatia – Zagreb
Germany – Berlin
Hong Kong
Japan – Tokyo
Mexico – Mexico
Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar
Poland - Warsaw
Slovakia - Bratislava
Serbia - Belgrage
South Korea - Soul
Taiwan - CECO Taipei
Ukraine – Lvov
United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
USA - Chicago
USA - Los Angeles
USA - New York
USA - Washington, D.C.
Vietnam  - Hanoi
More information on resumed visa agenda on above mentioned diplomatic missions:

 In case of further visa related queries please contact us at: