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Visa and Consular Information

Contact information

Scope of consular jurisdiction:

Effective from June 1, 2023, the consular district of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Istanbul is newly formed by the following provinces:

Aydın, Balıkesir, Bilecik, Bursa, Çanakkale, Denizli, Edirne, Istanbul, lzmir, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, Kütahya, Manisa, Muğla, Sakarya, Tekirdağ, Uşak and Yalova.

Applicants for short-term Schengen visas can apply through VFS Global at the offices in Istanbul (Beyoğlu) and Izmir.

Territorial delimitation between the Consulate General in Istanbul and the Embassy in Ankara

Territorial delimitation between the Consulate General in Istanbul and the Embassy in Ankara


Address: Abdi Ipekci Cad. 71, 34367 Maçka, Istanbul

Telephone: +90 212 368 8035

E-mail: istanbul.consulate@mzv.gov.cz

Fax: +90 212 231 9493



The Consular Section:

Hana Klučarová - Consul

Jarmila Sehnalová – Consular Officer

David Cihlář - Consular Officer


Office hours: 8:00 – 16:30


Opening hours of the Visa and Consular Section:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 14:00

Friday: 9:00 – 12:00


Applications for short-term (Schengen) visa:

Applications for short-term visa should be submitted to the Visa application centres of the VFS Global  company in Harbiye district (European city part) and Altunizade district (Asian city part). 

Appointment can be scheduled via electronic registration at http://www.vfsglobal.com or via Call Center at number +90 212 373 58 20.


Applications for long-term visa and long-term residence permit:

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 12:00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General


Delivery of Schengen visa:

Monday – Thursday, 13:00 – 14:00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General (only for applications submitted directly to the Consulate General)

Monday – Friday, 14:30 – 16:30 at Visa application center (VFS Global)


Delivery of long-term visa:

Monday – Thursday, 13.00 – 14.00 at the Consular Section of the Consulate General

Passport and medical insurance required prior to the issuance of visa.


Legalisation of documents:

At opening hours of the Consulate General (previous appointment via phone or email is required).


Other consular agenda (passport application, passport delivery, registry, citizenship)

Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 15:00 (by appointment with competent official only)

Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 (by appointment with competent official only)


National holidays in 2023

1st January, 15th April, 18th April, 1st May, 8th May, 5th-6th July, 28th September, 28th October, 17th November, 24th-26th December

Increase of the Schengen visa fee

Consulate General of Czech Republic in Istanbul announces that as of 11.06.2024 the Schengen visa fee will be EUR 90 for adults, EUR 45 for children. more ►

We Celebrate Victory Day (1945) 8 May 2024


Please be informed that we celebrate Victory Day (1945) on May 8, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Istanbul will be closed on this day. Thank you for your understanding.We remind you that the Consulate of the Czech Republic in… more ►

Visa department closed 21. 12 2023 to 3 .1. 2024

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Istanbul announces that, due to the Christmas holidays, the visa department will be closed from 21 December 2023 to 3 January 2024. more ►

Economic migration - programs and quotas

In support of foreign employment, the Czech Republic implements programs of targeted economic migration. All programs of targeted economic migration are primarily administered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Detailed information about the… more ►

The revised Visa Code enters into force on February 2, 2020.


Some revisions, which concern procedure for submission of Schengen visa applications, are summarized below. They will also be updated in individual articles. more ►

Announcement - Consular District Correction


The new legislation No.: 233/2019 more ►

Required Documents in Visa Application for Erasmus Students


Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Istanbul announces that in accordance with the new legislation No.: 233/2019, Long Term Visa and Long Term Stay Applications will be accepted in accordance with the applicant´s permanent residence… more ►

The new system to reserve appointments for long term visa applications is in place from November 23, 2017.


The Consulate General – Consular section, upon receiving a valid request, confirms the appointment via e-mail. Appointments are granted exclusively according to the order of the incoming e-mails in the mailbox. more ►

Do you plan to go abroad for your studies?

Check the study opportunities in the Czech Republic on: www.studyin.cz more ►



The school/program has to be accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic otherwise you are not eligible to apply for this type of visa and have to apply for the long- term visa for other purposes. more ►