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How to apply for a Czech Republic Schengen Visa

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What you need to know

  • The Czech Republic Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document used to visit the Czech Republic and all 27 countries in the Schengen Area.

  • This visa is usually valid for 180 days, and you can stay in the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days per entry.

  • We advise you to apply for this visa 2 months ahead to avoid any delays.

How to apply for a Czech Republic Schengen Visa

Last updated: April 2024

Are you planning to discover the beautiful Czech Republic? Would you also like to take a tour of Europe? Well, you are lucky because, with the Czech Republic Schengen Visa, you can do both.

With our straightforward guide and dedicated support, your Czech escapade is just around the corner. Let's get started on your dream journey!

What is the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

The Czech Republic Schengen Visa is a short-stay visa that allows its holders to travel to the Czech Republic and other Schengen Area countries.

With the Czech Republic Schengen Visa, you can visit the following Schengen countries:

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Switzerland.

What can I do with the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

  • You can enjoy tourist activities, visit friends and family, and do business activities.

  • Travel to the Czech Republic for health reasons.

  • Do training and short studies.

  • Do scientific research.

  • Play sports and participate in cultural activities.

  • Volunteering or other nonprofit activities for less than 3 months.

What can I not do with the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

  • Carry out remunerated business (paid work).
  • Stay long term

Who can apply for the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

The Schengen Zone is visa-free for EU citizens and Schengen nationals. Most other travelers, however, must apply for a Czech Republic Schengen Visa and undergo an interview before traveling.

Children and minors are also required to apply for a Czech Schengen Visa if they are from an eligible nation.

Additionally, the following passport holders are eligible to visit the Schengen zone without a visa:

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Canada

Find out if you need a visa to visit the Czech Republic by selecting your nationality at the top of this page.

How long can I stay in the country with the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

With this Czech visa, you can visit the country and Schengen area for up to 90 days Per Entry.

Please note: It is possible to apply for multiple-entry visas, but the Czech Republic authorities decide whether you will be given a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visa. Visas for multiple entries can be issued from 180 days up to five years.

Contact the Czech embassy or consulate near you for more info about another Czech Republic Visa, such as a residence permit or a long-term visa.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Czech Republic Schengen Visa?

When you apply for the Czech Schengen Visa you will need the following requirements:

  • Visa application form

  • Passport photo:

  • Valid passport: Valid for at least three months after arrival. There must be at least two blank pages in your passport for visa stickers

The Czech authorities will contact you if you need to provide extra documents, such as bank statements or a travel itinerary. Their birth certificates and parental consent must be provided for minors applying for a Schengen visa.

How to apply for the Czech Republic Schengen visa

The general steps to apply are:

  1. Choose the Schengen visa type based on your travel purpose.
  2. Fill out the Schengen Visa application form accurately.
  3. Collect all necessary documents, including passport, photos, travel itinerary, proof of accommodation, travel insurance, and financial means.
  4. Book a visa interview appointment at the embassy/consulate or visa application center.
  5. Present your application and documents at the appointment.
  6. Pay the visa application fee as per the current rates.
  7. Monitor the status of your visa application online or through the embassy/consulate.

You can find more detailed information about the application process on the Czech Republic Government Website.

We currently don't offer this visa, but you can join our waitlist to be notified when we do:

What is the cost and processing time of the Czech Republic Schengen Visa application?

Czech Republic authorities can take up to 45 days to decide, but it can take longer. It is advised to apply for a Czech Republic visa at least two months before you go.

The government visa fee of about US$85 (may differ per nationality) must be paid during your appointment (half-price for children between the ages of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old).

Do I need the Czech Republic Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?

You don’t need an Airport Transit Visa to transit through the Czech Republic if you already have a Schengen Visa unless you are from one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Chad, Congo(DR), Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authorities, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

Because this information constantly changes, we still advise contacting your local embassy if you need a Transit Visa.

Where can I learn more?

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available via online chat, or you can speak with them via WhatsApp.


My application couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
If this occurs, please contact our customer service team. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will gladly help resolve the problem with your Czech Republic Schengen Visa application.
What can I do if my Czech Republic Schengen Visa has been canceled or rejected?

Our iVisa experts review all applications and documentation to help you avoid rejections. If government officials find any errors and reject your application, iVisa will refund the iVisa processing fee.

Note: Government fees will not be refunded.

You may reapply for your Czech Republic Schengen Visa if your application is canceled or rejected.

I am still waiting to receive my completed application confirmation email. What can I do?

Your current email address will be used to send your approved visa. Please check your spam folder if it does not arrive in your inbox.

If you still need help finding any updates related to your Czech Republic Schengen Visa application from iVisa, please contact our 24/7 customer service team, who will happily look into the situation and help you resolve it.

Can I work in the Czech Republic with a Schengen visa?
No, you can’t work or do business activities involving any payment on a standard Czech Republic Schengen Visa.
Can I study in the Czech Republic with a Schengen visa?
You may do short studies on a Czech Republic Schengen Visa.
Can I enter a different Schengen country with a Czech Republic Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Czech Republic Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allow
How do processing times work?
At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
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