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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Resumption of the Schengen visa agenda

The processing of the Schengen visa applications by the Czech Embassy in Manila will resume on June 1, 2024. more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Printing of the approved long term visas will resume on Friday, April 26, 2024

Printing of the approved long term visas will resume on Friday, April 26, 2024. The applicant can come any working day (Mon-Fri) in the morning (between 8:00 and 10:00) with the passport and required insurance. more ►

Important Notice: Hungary will temporarily represent the Czech Republic regarding Schengen visas in Manila

From April 15, 2024, to May 31, 2024, the Czech Republic will be represented by Hungary regarding Schengen visas in Manila. This temporary measure is necessary due to the ongoing complex reconstruction of the premises of the Czech Embassy in… more ►

Clarifications regarding the operation of the Embassy during the ongoing reconstruction of the Embassy premises

Even during the reconstruction of the premises of our office, the collection of applications for employee cards as part of Economic Migration Programs continues at the Visa Application Center in Manila. However, the Embassy staff does not… more ►

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Restrictions of the operation of the visa and consular section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila wishes to inform the public that from February 29, 2024, reconstruction is taking place in its premises. During this reconstruction, the operation of the visa and consular section is significantly… more ►

Personal data processing - information of the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic on the Schengen Information System (SIS)

Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic prepared brief information about the Schengen Information System (SIS). more ►

IMPORTANT ADVISORY – Relocation of the Czech Visa Application Center (VFS Global) in Manila

Please be informed that effective 22 January 2024, our Czech Visa Application Centre at VFS Global is relocated to a new address. more ►

Croatia is joining Schengen zone

The European Union Member State Croatia is joining Schengen zone on 1st of January 2023. more ►

List of Schengen Accredited Insurance Companies

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila informs that currently twenty insurance companies in the Philippines provide sufficient travel insurance fully compliant with the requirements of the Visa Code of the EU. more ►

Resumption of the Schengen visa representation for Slovakia

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila informs that starting from August 1, 2021 the Schengen visa representation for Slovakia by the Czech Republic in Manila was renewed. more ►

Adaptation and Integration Course - a new obligation for foreign nationals as of 1. 1. 2021

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Every foreign national who, as of 1 January 2021, is issued a long-term residence permit for the territory of the Czech Republic, and also every foreign national who is issued a permanent residence permit after this date without the precondition… more ►

Visa code revision

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 ►

PASEI delegation at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila

On 11th February 2019 the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Philippines hosted the delegation of Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI). more ►

Information for applicant on personal data protection

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The collection of your personal data required by this application form, the taking of your photograph and the taking of your fingerprints are mandatory for the examination of your visa application. The data will be supplied to the relevant… more ►

Long-Term Visa and Residence Permit - stay of more than 90 days

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Launch of Schengen VIS and Implementation of the Biometrics

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In connection with the launch of the Visa Information System by all the Embassies of the Schengen area member states in Manila, all visa applicants will have to provide their fingerprints while submitting their visa application at the Embassy… more ►

List of states whose citizens are required to have a visa

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The Czech Republic represents the Slovak Republic for the purpose of examining applications and issuing Schengen (short-term) visas in the Philippines

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According to Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code), the Czech Republic has agreed to represent the Slovak Republic for the purpose of… more ►

Exercise of the right of access to the Schengen Information System

The Czech Republic, member of the Schengen area, uses the Schengen Information System (SIS) The SIS is a shared database, which is used by the Schengen participating states and contains mainly the following data: persons whose entry in… more ►

Agreement between the European Union and the Federated States of Micronesia on short-stay visa waiver

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The European Union and the Federated States of Micronesia have signed on 19th September 2016 an agreement on short-stay visa waiver. This Agreement provides for visa-free travel for the citizens of the Union and for the citizens of Micronesia… more ►

Agreement between European Union and the Republic of Marshall Islands on short-stay visa waiver

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The European Union and the Republic of Marshall Islands have signed on 20th June 2016 an agreement on short-stay visa waiver. This Agreement provides for visa-free travel for the citizens of the Union and for the citizens of Marshall Islands… more ►

List of states whose citizens are exempted from the visa requirement

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Short-Term (Schengen) Visa

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Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Palau on the short-stay visa waiver

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The European Union and the Republic of Palau have signed on 18th December 2015 an agreement on short-stay visa waiver. This Agreement provides for visa-free travel for the citizens of the Union and for the citizens of Micronesia when traveling… more ►