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 legislation of Czech Republic.
Visa is issued into a passport (travel document) of a foreigner in a form of a visa sticker. Every applicant, incl. a child, is issued an individual visa sticker. If the child does not have an own passport and is inscribed in the parent´s passport, two visa stickers are issued into the passport of the parent.
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi has diplomatic and consular jurisdiction for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Types of visas
Short-stay Schengen visa
- are issued for a stay in the Czech Republic / Schengen Area for up to 90 days
Schengen (short-stay) visa applicants file their applications at the diplomatic mission of that Schengen Area State which is the only or main destination or on-line if permitted. When visiting several Schengen Area States, the main destination constitutes the state, where the stay will be the longest. If the duration of stay in several Schengen Area States is equal, the main destination constitutes the state, in which the main purpose of travel lies (for example conference participation). If it is not possible to determine the main destination based on these criteria, the application is to be filed at the diplomatic mission / on-line of that Schengen Area State which constitutes the entry in the Schengen Area (i.e. will be visited the first).
The place where to apply for a short-term visa depends on the country of residence of the applicant:
- Applicants legally residing in India shall apply at any VFS Global Centre. In particular cases (e.g. holders of diplomatic or service passports) the application can be lodged directly at the Consular Section of the Embassy in New Delhi.
- Applicants legally residing in Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal can only apply directly at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.
- Applicants legally residing in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka may apply at the French Embassies in Dhaka and Colombo respectively.
- are issued for a stay in the Czech Republic for over 90 days
- authorize the holder to travel and stay in other Schengen Area States on a short-term basis (up to 90 days within any 180 days)
Long-term visa or a long-term or permanent residence permit applicants file their applications at the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the state, where they reside on a long-term basis – i.e. in the state of which they are either citizens or holders of a passport or a long-term residence permit.