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Long-Term Visa

Long-term visa applications are submitted to the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic according to the consular territorial competence. The diplomatic mission forwards the application to the Ministry of the Interior for an evaluation and decision. If the application is evaluated positively, the long-stay visa, with the maximum duration one year, is issued by the diplomatic mission where the application was filed.

Long-term visa application is filed when the expected stay will exceed 90 days (cannot be covered by a Schengen (short-stay) visa). It is issued for a variety of purposes – health, culture, sport, visit (invitation), family, study, research or entrepreneurship.

If the purpose of stay continues, it is possible to apply on the territory of the Czech Republic at the Ministry of the Interior for an extension, i.e. for a long-term residence permit, which is issued for the purpose of employment, study, scientific research, unification of family or to residents of another EU Member State.

Long-term visa requirements:

  • application form
  • travel document
  • 2 photos; Photo size should be 3.5 x 4.5 cm, with a light-colored background.
  • biometric features – fingerprints
  • fee (2,500 CZK, if not waived for given categories)
  • supporting documents proving
    • purpose of stay (for example school acceptance letter, spa voucher, document proving family relations etc.)
    • accommodation (for example rent agreement etc.)
    • financial means (for example bank statement etc.)
  • Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila, in accordance with § 31 par. a) of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic, requires all long-term visa and long-term residence permit applicants, to present   authenticated document, similar to an extract from Penal Register issued by the state of residence - Filipino NBI criminal. The applicant is obligated to present similar document from any other country in which he/she resided more than 6 months in last 3 years. In the event that such a state does not issue such document affidavit needs to be presented. Filipino NBI criminal record must be authenticate with apostille and translated into Czech language. The police clearance from any other foreign country must be authenticated with apostille or superlegalization. The requirement  shall not be older than 180 days.
  • travel health insurance – only when visa is issued

If you are to apply for long term visa for the purpose of: health, culture, sport, visit (invitation), family, study, research or entrepreneurship, request an appointment by writing an e-mail to: manila@embassy.mzv.cz stating your name and attach a document proving the purpose of your stay in the Czech Republic (e.g. confirmation from the university that you were accepted to their study program). The Embassy will provide you an appointment at its earliest convenience. Applicants will be accommodated on first come first served basis.   

Project Pilot - long term visa for the purpose of the pilot training in the Czech Republic

On December 13, 2023, the Czech government approved the so-called Pilot Project. Its goal, analogous to the government's economic migration programs, is to guarantee foreigners the possibility of applying for a residence permit at the relevant… more ►