This is to announce that visa services will be partly renewed at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi, starting from September 1, 2020.
Visa and residence permit applications will be accepted in a limited extent in accordance with the latest update of the protective measure.
SHORT-TERM SCHENGEN VISAS
Acceptance of following categories of applications:
Family members of EU citizens
Entry in the interest of the Czech Republic
International transportation workers
Diplomats and officials of international organizations
Short-term employment in health and social services
Short-term emloyment - food production workers
Short-term employment - qualified employees (as per the government programs "Highly Qualified Employee" and "Key and Scientific Personnel" )
From September 1, 2020, the Embassy will renew its cooperation with three visa application centers of the outsourcing company of VSF Global: New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. From September 8, 2020, the cooperation will be renewed with the visa application center in Calcutta.
The other visa application centers cooperating with the Embassy out of the total scope of 19 (including Kathmandu, Thimpu and Malé), remain closed due to the epidemiological reasons till further notice.
In order to schedule an appointment for submission of a short-term Schengen (Czech) visa application, it is requested to contact the Consular Section of the Embassy via the dedicated e-mail address email@example.com. The applicants shall mention in the e-mail, to which of the nine above specifically listed categories of applicants from 1 to 9 (see above) they belong and the Embassy will be providing them with further instructions.
Visa applications without an arranged appointment granted by the Embassy will not be accepted.
LONG-TERM VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMITS
Acceptance of following categories of applications:
Long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment (based on the Decree of the Ministry of Labor and Social Services No. 322/2017 Coll.)
Special work visa
Visas / Residence permits in terms of the government program “Key and Scientific Personnel”, including family members
Visas / Residence permits in terms of the government program “Highly Qualified Employee”, including family members
Visas / Residence permits in terms of the government program “Qualified Employee”
Long-term residence permits for the purpose of scientific research and applications for long-term residence permits of their spouses and minor children
Long-term and permanent residence permits for the purpose of family unification, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who are already residing on the territory of the Czech Republic on the basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members are not entitled to submit the application at the moment
Long-term visas for the family purpose, but only if the family unification involves spouses and minor children of foreign nationals who are already residing on the territory of the Czech Republic on the basis of a long-term or permanent residence permit; other family members are not entitled to submit the application at the moment
Long-term visas for the purpose of study and residence purpose for the purpose of study
Long-term visas for the purpose of “other” but only for educational activities
Long-term visas for the purpose of culture, sports and working holiday
Permanent residence permits for compatriots
Long-term visas and residence permits in the interest of the Czech Republic (supported by a corresponding document)
Visas for the purpose of collecting residence permits (D/VR visa) – visa sticker transfer (for any purpose of stay)
Resumption of processing of applications
Processing of all long-term visa and residence permit applications which were lodged before March 14, 2020, will be resumed after September 1, 2020.
Applicants will enable to submit their long term visa/residence permit applications after previous confirmation of the Embassy. The appointments are going to be allocated according to the limited capacity of the Consular Section.
In accordance with the Preventive Measure of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic dated July 31 2020, all applicants for a short-term or long-term visa or residence permits for the purpose of employment or study/training are obliged to present a declaration of their employer/educational institution as per § 31 par. 3, letter b) of Law no. 326/1999 Coll., on the stay of foreigners in the Czech territory - document on fulfilling requirements against the introduction of infectious disease.
The above includes the purposes of employment, seasonal works, training, study, other educational activities, scientific research, etc.
The form/content of the declaration of the employer/educational institution is further specified by the above stated Preventive Measure – see sample of Declaration (DOCX, 135 KB).
- In case of Schengen visa application it is necessary to present the declaration upon submission of the application file.
- In case of long-term visa or residence permit, the declaration must be present before the visa is stamped.
NOTICE: Entry to the territory of the Czech Republic
Foreign nationals are kindly requested to check the conditions of entry to the Czech Republic prior to their travel, as well as the current quarantine measures. These may include the requirement to submit a negative COVID-19 test.
Kindly refer to the website of the Ministry of the Interior, (https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/certificate-and-confirmation-form-for-entry-into-the-czech-republic.aspx).
You may consult your application in advance with the Consular Section of the Embassy through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via the infoline of the Consular Section: +91-11- 2415 5265.
The infoline is available every working day (excluding holidays) from 2 p.m. till 3 p.m. local time. The infoline is dedicated for answering general questions regarding the visa process. No questions regarding the current status of the visa application are going to be answered by visa officers.