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Address: Marina Village, Villa A-09, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Phone: + 971 (2) 678 2800 (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. only)

E-mail: AbuDhabi.Consulate@mzv.gov.cz

Consulate staff:

Lukáš Gavenda, Consul

Azeb Bednaříková, Consular Officer

Ľubomíra Zajíčková, Consular Officer


Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To submit a Schengen visa application, contact the visa center in Abu Dhabi or in Dubai.

To submit a long-term visa / residence permit application, schedule an appointment.

Visa collection: Mondays and Thursdays, 2 - 3 p.m.

Legalization: Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Wednesdays 2 - 3 p.m.


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi accepts Schengen visa or a long-term visa / residence permit applications of citizens of the United Arab Emirates and long-term/permanent residents in the United Arab Emirates.

Citizens of the United Arab Emirates do not need a visa for short-term (up to 90 days) non-profit stays in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area, but they need visas for long-term stays.


Please pay close attention to the visa information on this website and do not e-mail us with requests for general information that is available on the website.

The consulate usually replies to specific e-mail inquiries within 5 days.

The consulate provides phone consultations only: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The consulate does not provide information on visa application status during the legal review period. The consulate notifies the applicant as soon as the decision is made. You can check the status of your long-term visa / residence permit application here.

Complaint according to Art. 47(1)(j) as specified in Art. 38(5) of the visa code can be sent to the e-mail address AbuDhabi.Consulate@mzv.gov.cz.

The consulate does not communicate using social networks.


Visa / residence permit fees are collected upon application submission by card or in cash in Emirati dirhams (AED).


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abu Dhabi communicates in Czech and English when processing visa and residence permit applications. If the applicant understands neither of these languages, he/she must arrange for an interpreter when applying for a long-term visa / residence permit, at his/her costs. Examinations are conducted in Czech only. If the applicant does not speak Czech, he/she must arrange for an interpreter for the purposes of examination, at his/her costs.

2024 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – consulate closed to public

Czech: 1 January, 29 March-1 April, 1 + 8 May, 5-6 July, 28 September, 28 October, 17 November, 24-26 December

UAE (predicted days): 8-12 April, 15-18 June, 7 July, 15 September, 2-3 December