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Visa & Consular

Visa & Consular

The Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi has the territorial jurisdiction for the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHENGEN VISA (SHORT TERM VISA UP TO 90 DAYS)

For more information on how to make an appointment for a Schengen visa (short term visa up to 90 days) click on the link above.

Please Note: Applications for  Schengen visas can be made any time from 3 months (but no later than 15 days) before your planned travel date.

Appointments can only be made within a 30-days period from the day you register. It can take up to 15 days (in some cases 30 days) to obtain a visa from the time your application form has been lodged. Due to the high demand for Schengen visas it is suggested the appointment is made at least 45 days in advance of your intended date of travel.

Processing Time

Issuing a short-term visa takes normally up to 15 calendar days. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. It is strongly recommended to apply at least 3 weeks prior the planned departure.

Who can Apply for a Short-Term Visa

Citizens or residents of the following countries can apply for short-term visa: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Czech Visa Waiver for Diplomatic Passports

From  December 2nd 2018 there is an exemption from requirement of visa up to 90 days by Indian diplomatic passport holders.

Where to Apply for a Short-Term Visa

The place where to apply for a short-term visa depends on the country of residence of the applicant:

Applicants legally residing in India, Nepal and Bhutan shall apply at any VFS Global Center (Click here for a list of the VFS Global Centers and for booking appointment). In particular cases (e.g. holders of diplomatic or service passports, family members of EU citizens) the application can be lodged directly at the Consular and Visa Section of the Embassy in New Delhi.

Applicants legally residing in Maldives can only apply directly at the Embassy of The Czech Republic in New Delhi.

Applicants legally residing in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka may apply at the French Embassies in Dhaka and Colombo respectively.

Applicants legally residing in Bangladesh and Nepal may apply at the Embassy of the Czech Republic directly (Click here for information how to book appointment).

HOW TO APPLY FOR A LONG-TERM VISA, LONG TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT and EMPLOYEE CARD (VISA OVER 90 DAYS)

Citizens or residents of the following countries can apply for long-term visa, long-term residence permit and employee card: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Personal presence for the submission of long term visa application is requested.

Applicants have to submit the application on the completed form along with all the necessary requirements. Applicants should always submit originals or official copies of the documents. Documents proving the purpose of stay in the Czech Republic have to be submitted in original only (marriage certificate, birth certificate will be returned). All of the documents submitted must be made out in the Czech language or officially translated into Czech. Moreover, foreign public documents must be supported by a higher verification (Apostille, Superlegalisation). Embassy of the Czech Republic provides attestation of translation and superlegalisation. Consular and visa fees are accepted in cash only.

Where to Apply for a Long-Term Visa

Applications of above mentioned purposes have to be submitted at the Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic only.

How to book an appointment

Citizens of India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan have to apply for appointment date for the submission of long term visa, long term residence permit application via e-mail ID visa_newdelhi@mzv.cz (click here for more information how to book appointment)

Citizens of India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan have to apply for appointment date for the submission of employee card application via e-mail ID Zamkarta_newdelhi@mzv.cz (click here for more information how to book appointment)

Citizens of Bangladesh and Nepal have to apply for appointment date for the submission of long term visa, long term residence permit, employee card application via e-mail ID longterm_bgd.npl@mzv.cz (click here for more information how to book appointment)

Citizens of India, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal have to apply for appointment date for the submission of Scientific Research residence permit application and family unification with scientific researcher residence permit application via e-mail ID researcher_newdelhi@mzv.cz (click here for more information how to book appointment)

Click here for next booking dates.

OTHER VISA INFORMATION

  1. Visa and consular fees
  2. Visa application forms

Other short term visa information

  1. List of States Whose Citizens Are 1) Exempt from Visa Requirement, 2) Required to Have Visa
  2. Third countries whose nationals are subject to prior consultation according to the Visa Code
  3. VFS centres
  4. List of Supporting Documents
  5. How to calculate short stays of third-country nationals within Schengen area
  6. Refusal to issue a short term visa
  7. Frequently Asked Questions

Other long term visa information

  1. Long term visa and long term residence permit application
  2. Employee card application
  3. Blue card application
  4. Intra-Company Employee Transfer Card
  5. Visa for the purpose of collecting a residence permit
  6. Long-Term Visa vs. Residence Permit
  7. Student mode - special regime for study visa
  8. Czech Government Program for India
  9. Project Fast Track

CONSULAR INFORMATION

You can contact Embassy of the Czech Republic, if you need:

Attestation of translation and superlegalisation of documents which are required for the visa/residence permit/employee card application are submitted along with the application.

CONTACTS AND OPENING HOURS

The Consular and Visa section is located at the following address:

50-M, Niti Marg
Chanakyapuri
110 021 New Delhi
INDIA

Telephone and E-mail Contacts

Infoline of the Consular Section +91-11- 2415 5265 

The infoline is available every working day (excluding holidays) from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. of the local time. The infoline is dedicated for answering general questions regarding the visa process. 

Fax: +91-11-2415 5270

E-mail address:

consular_delhi@mzv.cz (E-mail Address for Consular Matters)

Czech, Indian, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Maldivian, Nepalese and Srilanka citizens may approach the consular section in the connection with legalization, superlegalization, czech criminal record certificate, matters or issuance of permit for temporary non - commercial importation - transit of firearms or ammuniation 

info.shortterm_delhi@mzv.cz (E-mail address for Short-Term Visas)

This e-mail address is dedicated for the communication with the consular section of the embassy regarding short term Schengen applications only.

info.longterm_delhi@mzv.cz (E-mail address for Long-Term Visas)

This e-mail address is dedicated for the communication with the consular section of the embassy regarding long-term visa applications, long-term/permanent residence permits and employee/blue cards only.

Emergency Mobile +91 99 10 99 94 60

The citizens of the Czech Republic may reach the consular section outside the official working hours on this phone number (in emergency cases only). This phone line is available anytime in emergency cases, such as lost passports, accident, injury, etc.

Working Hours

Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Opening Hours to the Public:

Monday – Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Friday (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Holidays 

The Visa & Consular section is closed during the national holidays of the Czech Republic.

The opening hours of the consular section may also be limited due to Indian state holidays. It is recommended to check the opening hours well in advance on our contact phone numbers or via our e-mail address.

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