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Visa Requirements

Do I require a visa to go to Prague, Czech Republic?

The visa requirements for the Czech Republic depend on your nationality and the purpose and duration of your trip. If you are a citizen of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member, you do not need a visa to enter the Czech Republic. You can stay in the country for up to 90 days within a 180-day period, but you must carry a national ID while entering the Czech Republic.

The Schengen Area consists of 23 EU member states and four non-EU countries:

Czech RepublicDenmarkEstonia

Additionally, there are many countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for travel to the Schengen Area. Please visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Visa Types

Short-term visa is issued for a stay up to 90 days (type C visa) for the purpose of:
- Tourism
- Medical Treatment
- Business
- Culture
- Sport
- Visit (invitation)
- Official (political)
- Study, Internship
- Scientific research
- Employment
- Seasonal employment
- Training

Long-term visa is issued for long-term stays over 90 days and no longer than one year (type D visa) for the purpose of:
- Medical treatment
- Culture
- Sport
- Visit (invitation)
- Official (political)
- Family
- Study, internship, volunteering
- Working holiday
- Seasonal employment
- Training
- Entrepreneurship

Airport Transit Visa is issued if a passenger transit through an international airport in the Czech Republic (type A visa). Citizens of the following countries need a transit visa:

ChadCongo (DR)CubaEgypt
PakistanPalestinian National AuthorityRussiaSomalia
South SudanSri LankaSudanSyria

Documents required:

To apply for a visa, you will typically need to provide the following:

  1. A valid passport
  2. A completed visa application form
  3. A recent passport-size photograph
  4. Proof of travel arrangements (flight tickets, hotel reservation, etc.)
  5. Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay
  6. Travel medical insurance

Depending on the purpose of your trip, additional documents may be required (such as an invitation letter from a Czech company or organization).

Time required to issue a visa:

The time required to issue a visa may vary according to the type of visa required and the nationality of the applicant. Generally, visas are processed within seven working days if the application is made in person and 14 working days if the application is made by post.

It is important to note that visa requirements and application procedures can change, so check the latest information before you apply. You can check the visa requirements on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, or consult with the Czech embassy or consulate in your home country.

Travel restrictions related to COVID-19:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Czech Republic, like many other countries, may have specific entry requirements or restrictions in place, including testing, quarantine, or vaccination requirements. It is essential to check the latest information from the Czech authorities or your nearest consulate or embassy before planning your travel to Prague, Czech Republic.

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is, therefore, strictly at your own risk.

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