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Protective measure limiting acceptance of visa and temporary/permanent visit requests



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All regions of Czechia
 

 
All regions of Czechia
 

Applications for visas and temporary and permanent stays in the Czech Republic will be accepted only in the cases provided for in this measure

It has been decreed not to receive applications for visas and temporary and permanent residence permits at the embassies of the Czech Republic in third countries, with the exception of applications for:

  1. short-term seasonal work visas or short-term employment visas provided that the foreign national will be employed in food production, health care or welfare services; or short-term work visas if they are submitted on Ukraine by Ukrainian citizens unless the maximum of such visas set by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs after negotiations with the Ministry of Health is exceeded,

  2. short-term visas for scientific, key and high-skilled workers, provided that the conditions defined in the Key and Scientific Staff Programme and the High-skilled Employee Programme have been met and for critical infrastructure maintenance workers,

  3. short-term visas based on the grounds defined in points I.4 (e) through (j),

  4. long-term seasonal work visas,

  5. special work visas,

  6. temporary residence permits, if the applications are filed by foreign nationals included in the government Programmes for Gaining Economic or Other Significant Benefits for the Czech Republic;

  7. permanent residence permits, if the applications are filed by foreign nationals included in the government programme referred to in Government Resolution No. 1014/2014,

  8. Blue card, long-term residence permits for the purpose of scientific research and applications for a residence permit for a stay over 90 days for spouses and minor children of scientists or applications for a Blue card,

  9. long-term visas and long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies,

  10. long-term or permanent residence permits for the purpose of the reunification of a family in the country and applications for long-term visas for family purposes, if this concerns a spouse and minor children of a foreign national with long-term or permanent residence permits for residence in the territory of the Czech Republic,

  11. a long-term visa for the purpose of collecting a residence permit in the territory of the Czech Republic,

  12. a long-term visa for cultural purposes, sports-related purposes and for the purpose of a sabbatical,

  13. residence permit, if the entry of these foreigners is in the interest of the Czech Republic if the interest of the Czech Republic is supported by an appropriate document,

  14. employee cards, if they are submitted to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv by nationals of Ukraine to whom a deadline for submitting an application for an employee card was set from 16 March 2020 to 25 May 2020 on the basis of a lottery registration for the submission of an application for an employee card;

These exceptions only apply to applications for visas and temporary residence permits filed at the embassies of the Czech Republic in those countries where the measures implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic allow for receiving such applications; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will publish the list of such countries in such a way that it will be possible to access the list remotely;

It is being ordered to suspend all proceedings on applications for residence permits over 90 days filed at embassies of the Czech Republic with an exception on proceedings on applications at embassies of the Czech Republic in the states, which measures implementing due to pandemic COVID-19 allow the performance of acts within the proceedings. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes the list of individual states in a manner enabling remote access.

It is being ordered to issue a visa at the embassies of the Czech Republic in the travel document only in the case of applications that can be accepted according to point I.7, with the exception of point I.7. letter i (only in Czech), where only visas related to applications for residence permits for the purpose of study in an accredited study program at a university or within the program "Accelerated procedure for granting residence permits for foreigners - foreign students from third countries" are indicated; this also applies to applications accepted before the date of entry into force of this measure.

Full text of the measure (only in Czech)


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