Czech Republic Tourist Visa
The Czech Republic situated in Central Europe can be a tourist’s delight because of its history and culture. If you want to visit the Czech Republic, you must have a tourist visa.
The area has been owned by several different nations with varied architectural influences throughout the last millennium, making it a popular destination for individuals who enjoy older architecture.
Since the country is part of the Schengen area agreement, you can apply for a Schengen visa to visit the country. This visa is valid for 90 days.
Since the Czech Republic is part of the Schengen area you can travel to and stay in the country and all the other 26 Schengen countries with this visa.
You must be a citizen of the nation from where you are submitting your application. You can apply for a residency permit in a foreign country’s embassy if you already have one.
It is necessary to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of trip.
The primary goal of your visit must be to see relatives or friends.
You must have sufficient finances to support the duration of your stay in the country.
A travel insurance policy is required.
You must have a letter of invitation from relatives or friends.
You are eligible to apply for a visa if you meet the following requirements-If Czechia is your only destination or one of the several Schengen countries.
List of documents required for visa application:
- Original passport with at least three months validity
- Passport should have at least one blank page
- Completed application form
- Recent passport-size photo
- Confirmed onward and return ticket
- Itinerary during your period of stay in the country
- Proof of having finances to support your travel and stay in the country
- Recent statement from your bank
- Proof of income tax returns
- Proof of having a valid medical insurance
To apply for the tourist visa, you need to fill an online application form. You must submit the required visa and travel documents.
Make a reservation at one of the VACs (Visa Application Center).
You can contact them by email, phone, or through their website.
To the visa interview, bring the completed application form as well as any supporting documentation. At the same time, you must pay the fees and submit the biometrics.
Here are the details of the visa fees for Indian citizens under different categories:
|Child (6-12 years)||Rs.11178.82|
|Child (below 6 years)||Rs.8578.82|
How can Y-Axis help you?
- Advise you on the required documentation
- Advise you on the funds that need to be shown
- Fill out the application forms
- Review your documents for the visa application
Which visa do I have to apply for?
For travelling to Czech Republic as a tourist or visitor, you will be required to apply for the short-term (Schengen) visa for up to 90 days.
This visa for the short term is also known as the Schengen visa. The Schengen visa is valid, as you may be aware, in all the European countries which are part of the Schengen Agreement. According to the Schengen Agreement, Czech Republic is one of the countries.
You will fly to and stay in Czech Republic with a Schengen visa and all the other 26 Schengen countries.
Do I have to make a prior appointment?
Yes, you will have to book an appointment in advance.
A visa application cannot be sent to the Embassy of Czech Republic without a prior appointment. Direct submission appointments are granted on a case-by-case basis.
What is the processing time?
The processing time for a short-term (Schengen) visa is up to 15 calendar days. Do keep in mind that, in individual cases, the processing time can be extended to 30 or even 60 calendar days.
The Embassy is committed to issuing visas as soon as possible, provided they have complete and satisfactory information about the applicant.
The processing period can be extended to 30 days because of the number of applications received by the embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your situation.
It can take up to 45 days for exceptional applications to be processed by the embassy/consulate.
Why is the processing time extended?
The processing time can extend beyond 15 calendar days in situations where –
- Further scrutiny of the application is required, or
- Additional documentation is needed.
What is the ideal time to apply?
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi “strongly recommends to apply at least 3 weeks prior the planned departure”.
Can I appeal if my visa was rejected?
Yes, you can appeal against the rejection.
The appeal must be lodged with the Consulate, which agreed to deny the visa, within 15 days of the receipt of the visa rejection.
What is the appeal procedure?
The appeal against the rejection will have to be lodged at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.
No emails are entertained in this behalf.
The appeal must be original with the appellant’s original signature, that is to say, in person or by post (not email).
You can only start an appeal procedure by submitting a written application for the same.
The name of the claimant and the reasons why the applicant finds the rejection decision to be contrary to the law must be included in the appeal.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic will review the appeal within 35 days of receipt of the appeal by the consulate. The results of the examination are submitted by the same consulate to the applicant.
What is the processing time for a Czech Republic visit visa?
It can take up to 15 calendar days to process a short-term (Schengen) visa. Keep in mind that processing timelines can range from 30 to 60 calendar days depending on the conditions.
The Embassy will issue visas as soon as feasible if it has complete and satisfactory information about the applicant.
The processing time may be extended to 30 days due to the high volume of applications submitted by the embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your circumstances.
Exceptional applications may take up to 45 days to be processed by the embassy or consulate.
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