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Visa Information

Visa is an authorization which allows a foreigner to enter and temporarily stay on the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area under conditions specified within.

Visa is issued into a passport (travel document) of a foreigner in a form of a visa sticker. Every applicant, including a child, is issued an individual visa sticker. This applies even if the child does not have own passport and is inscribed in the parent´s passport – two visa stickers are issued into the passport in such a case.

Types of Visas

  • Schengen (short-stay) visas
    • are issued for a stay in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area for up to 90 days (including "A" type of airport visas)
    • applications can be submitted via VFS Global Visa Application Centers in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Manama and Muscat).
  • Long-stay visas
    • are issued for stays in the Czech Republic over 90 days. Special long-stay visas are issued for the collection of a temporary/permanent residence permit in the Czech territory. Long-stay visa entitles its holder to visit other Schengen countries for maximum of 90 days within every 180-day period,
    • applications must be submitted in person at the embassy.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh, in accordance with § 31 para. 3 point a) of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic requests all applicants for long-stay visas and long-term stays who are going to submit applications at this embassy to submit a document similar to an extract from a criminal record issued by the state of which the applicant is a national and the same document issued by the states where the applicant has been residing continuously in the last 3 years for more than 6 months. If the state does not issue such document a solemn declaration is requested.

Visa Fees:

For details on visa fees consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Kindly note that at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh, the visa fees are collected in SAR if paid cash (depending on the monthly average exchange rate) ,CZK/EUR if paid by card.

Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)
  • Act No 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amending Certain Acts


For more information consult the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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