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VISA information

The state borders of the Czech Republic, which are internal borders within the Schengen area, can be crossed at any point without a border check on persons, irrespective of their nationality. Border checks are performed only at external Schengen borders, i.e., at international airports in the Czech Republic on flights originating in or ending in countries outside the Schengen area.

Information Publications for Foreigners

All the information concerning visa applications for the Czech Republic is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of the Interior (Department for Asylum and Migration Policy) offices on the territory of the Czech Republic, including telephone numbers and opening hours.

Complementary visa information BY E-MAIL ONLY: visa_brussels@mzv.cz

APPOINTMENTS ARE ASSIGNED BY E-MAIL ONLY (visa_brussels@mzv.cz) and based on the order of received requests. Users will receive an automated reply which includes the list of requirements and types of visas.

Requests adressed to another of the Embassys´e-mails will therefore not be considered.
Persons whose previous appointments had to be cancelled due to the crisis will be served first.  




As of July 1st, 2020 submitting visa and residence permit applications resumed in limited extent and amounts.


As of July 1, 2020, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels resumes - in limited extent and amounts - provision of visa services to public. more ►

Changes to travel health insurance for stays of more than 90 days in the Czech Republic

Effective from 2 August 2021, the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals introduces cardinal changes to submitting documents on travel health insurance for stays of more than 90 days. more ►

Some copy centres and photo studios in Belgium

Below mentioned you can find a visa application photo requirements and the list of some chosen copy centres in Brussels as well as a list of some photo studios in Brussels, Antwerp, Liège, Namur and Ghent. more ►

Transfer of the visa and residence agenda to the visa center in Dresden


Please note that as of April 30, 2023, in connection with the establishment of a Unified Visa Center of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Dresden which is to process all applications for visas and residence permits within the… more ►

Visa-free foreigners

So-called visa-free foreigners (citizens of these countries) are exempted from the visa requirement to enter the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in any period of 180 days. After the expiry of these 90 days of continuous stay, these… more ►

EU citizens travelling to the Czech Republic

Stay in the territory of the Czech Republic is governed by Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Aliens in the Territory of the Czech Republic (henceforth the "Alien Act"). more ►

Exercise of the right of access to the Schengen Information System

The Czech Republic, member of the Schengen area, uses the Shengen Information System (SIS). more ►

Third-country nationals with EU residence permit travelling to the Czech republic

A Schengen visa is a visa issued by one of the participating countries to third country nationals. more ►

Visa requiremets

The conditions of entry and stay of aliens in the territory of the Czech Republic are regulated by Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on Stay of Aliens in the Territory of the Czech Republic, as amended (the “Alien Act”) and Regulation (EC) No… more ►

Study in the Czech Republic!


Education and research especially in the fields of sciences, engineering and medicine as well as many other branches has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The oldest university, Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348, today the… more ►