There are three different types of visas to the Czech Republic:
Since the Czech Republic is on the list of Schengen Agreement countries, you must apply for a Schengen visa to the Czech Republic to make your short trip. Reasons for applying for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business travel, medical examination or treatment, short-term education, exchange programs, and many other non-permanent nuances.
Visa requirements to the Czech Republic vary depending on the type of visa.
Standard documents required to apply for a visa to the Czech Republic:
However, the list of required documents may vary depending on your purpose of travel, visa type, duration of your visa, etc.
Even though your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay more than 90 days, you need to apply for a long-term visa from your country before coming to the Czech Republic. If you want to study in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, etc.) or work permanently at a company or organization located here, you can also apply for a long-term visa to the Czech Republic.
The average visa processing time is 5-20 calendar days. It depends on your country of application for a visa.
The fee for a Schengen visa is €80, which is payable at the time of application. In addition, you may also be required to pay other administrative fees such as visa centre fees, courier fees, etc., depending on the country and place of application.
Reduced visa fees to the Czech Republic for certain citizens:
Under the agreement signed between the EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Georgia, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine, the visa fee for citizens of these countries has been reduced to 35 euros.
All Schengen Agreement countries do not charge the following categories of visa fee regardless of their nationality:
It is advisable to read its visa policy in advance. The visa policy of the Czech Republic varies. It depends on your nationality in order to know whether you need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic.
If you need to go through an interview, the embassy or consulate will summon you. Check the website of your embassy or consulate beforehand, for possible specific instructions on what to do when you arrive for your interview. Be sure to arrive on time with all the necessary documentation.