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Update of the Visa Code

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

Some revisions, which concern procedure for submission of Schengen visa applications, are summarized below. 

  1. minor changes are made to the Schengen visa application form – the updated version can be find at the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic - https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/visa_form/index.html
  2. visa fee has been increased to 80 euros, however, fee for children aged 6 – 12 will be only 40 euros,
  3. application should be filed no later than 15 days before the trip; should the applicant wish to submit it later, the consulate can refuse it,
  4. Schengen visa applications can be submitted only through visa centers in those countries, where the consulate uses its services,
  5. review period remains 15 days, however, it can newly be extended only once to 45 days (as opposed to 30 or 60 days),
  6. new conditions for issuance of multiple entry visas will be applied,
  7. facilitations for family members of EU citizens are newly defined.