All applicants, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure about whether a Schengen visa is required for travel to the Schengen Area, please click on “Do I need a visa?“ to obtain the necessary information.
Family members of EEA/EU and Swiss nationals are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa as a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national. This entitles them to submit fewer documents than regular tourists and exempts them from paying the applicable visa fee, provided they are traveling together with their EEA/EU or Swiss national family member. The following family members are included in this category:
– Parent(s) (if they are supporting and cohabiting with an EEA/EU or Swiss national family member who is younger than 21 years old, or if they are an elderly person depending and cohabiting with an EEA/EU or Swiss national family member)
– Child(ren) (if they are younger than 21 years old)
– Registered partner
Any applicant who is traveling without their EEA/EU or Swiss national family member cannot apply as a family member and must apply as a tourist. This means providing all the required documents and paying the applicable visa fee.
To be eligible to submit a Schengen visa application, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a valid passport or travel document.
- Hold a valid UK residence permit. If the applicant holds a short stay visa for the UK (C type visa), they must apply for a Schengen visa from their country of residence.
- Apply for a short stay visa for purposes such as tourism (including minors), visiting family or friends, business, being a family member of an EEA/EU or Swiss national, or airport transit.
Please note that meeting these criteria is essential for the successful submission of a Schengen visa application.
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The list of documents provided below is not exhaustive, and the applicant may be asked to provide additional information or documents if requested by the Mission.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, meaning they should not be older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless the requirements specify otherwise.
Before gathering the necessary documents mentioned below, applicants are advised to carefully review the requirements outlined in the Overview.
Standard Documentation for Schengen Visa Application:
- Visa application form (original) (Schengen Visa Application Form)
- Passport (original)
Signed passport with at least 2 blank pages for visa purposes. The passport must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area and must have been issued within the last 10 years on the day of departure from the Schengen Area.
Note: An extended passport may still be valid, but if it is older than 10 years, it is no longer acceptable. In such cases, the applicant must first apply for a new passport.
- Photocopies of any previous Schengen visas endorsed in an old passport and/or issued within the last 3 years, if applicable.
- UK Residence permit
– The UK Residence permit must be endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card.
– It must be valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen Area.
– C type visitor visa (C type visitor visa) is not acceptable.
- Photograph (original) (Photo Requirement)
Please ensure that all documents are prepared
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
To support your Schengen visa application, please ensure that you have the following documents readily available:
- EEA/EU and Swiss national’s passport or ID card (original document to be presented for verification).
- Apostilled Proof of relation to EEA/EU and Swiss national: This includes marriage or birth certificates (original documents to be presented for verification). If these documents are not in English or Czech, a certified translation by a translator in the UK is required. Please note that a visa fee is applicable if the document is not apostilled.
- Proof of cohabitation with EEA/EU and Swiss national family member: This can be demonstrated through utility bills or a tenancy agreement clearly showing that both the applicant and the EEA/EU and Swiss national family member are residing together at the same address.
- Confirmed return travel reservation: This reservation should clearly state the name of the applicant and the family member/s they are traveling with. If the reservation is made through a travel agency, please provide a receipt, invoice, or payment confirmation. If traveling by car, please provide the driver’s license, car registration, car insurance, and a confirmed travel reservation (ferry or Eurotunnel) displaying the car’s registration number and the names of the passengers.
MINORS (applicants under the age of 18 when submitting a Schengen visa application)
In addition to the aforementioned documents, every minor applicant must also provide the following documents as part of A. Standard Documentation:
- Birth certificate (apostilled): An unabridged birth certificate showing the names of the biological parents. If this document is not in English or Czech, a certified translation by a translator in the UK is also required. Please note that a visa fee is applicable if the document is not apostilled.
- Consent of both parents: Written consent (signed and dated) from both biological parents, granting permission for
Proof of legal guardianship (in case a guardian has been appointed by the parents) includes the guardianship letter, the guardian’s passport’s Bio page, and the signature page if the signature is not on the Bio page.
Update for non-EU family members of British nationals regarding travel and visa applications in relation to Brexit.
Changes to the application submission rules are as follows:
- If an application is submitted before 30.11.2019 for a trip that starts and ends before 30.11.2019, the current rules for family members of EU nationals under directive 2004/38/ES apply.
- If an application is submitted before 30.11.2019 for a trip that starts before 30.11.2019 but ends after 30.11.2019, the current rules for family members of EU nationals under directive 2004/38/ES apply.
- If an application is submitted before 30.11.2019 for a trip that starts and ends after 30.11.2019, the application must be submitted with a full set of documents required for third-country nationals who are not family members of EU nationals. The visa fee will not be charged, and the applications will remain free of charge until 30.11.2019. (The applicant must provide all documents under the Tourist Category)
- Applicable rules for applications submitted after 30.11.2019 are subject to the result of negotiations and the method of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU.
- After the exit date, non-EU family members of British nationals must adhere to the general conditions for authorized short stays (90/180 rule) at all times. Stays in the Schengen area with the British national before the exit will not be considered.
Revisions to Visa Regulations for Non-EU Family Members of British Nationals
Visas granted to non-EU family members of British nationals, based on the criteria applicable to family members of EU citizens, will continue to be valid post the exit date. Nevertheless, it is important to note that border officers may, following the exit date, request the submission of specific documents as outlined in article 14 and article 15 of the Visa code. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence of meeting the required conditions at the border may result in entry refusal and subsequent revocation of the visa.
We would like to emphasize that the aforementioned changes aim to ensure compliance with updated regulations and maintain the integrity of the visa process. It is crucial for non-EU family members of British nationals to be aware of these modifications and be prepared to provide the necessary documentation upon request. By adhering to these procedures, individuals can avoid any potential complications or disruptions to their travel plans.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together to ensure a smooth transition and maintain the integrity of our visa system.
Please submit one current color portrait of yourself that is no older than six months that satisfies the conditions listed below:
- Captured on a light background (white or off-white) to make features stand out and contrast with the background.
- Face-focused and of high clarity
- Full face: not grinning, no sunglasses, no hats or other head coverings, unless the applicant is wearing them due to his or her ethnicity or religion.
- Printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper.
- The photo that is adhered to the visa application form
The visa application will be deemed incomplete if the submitted photos don’t fulfill these specifications (see examples here), and the applicant will be asked to take fresh pictures in the photo booth at the visa application center.
In order to apply for a visa to the Czech Republic, every applicant is required to provide a signed printout of the Schengen visa application form (VAF).
To begin the application process, each applicant must first download and print the Schengen visa application form by following these steps:
- Click on the link for the Schengen Visa Application form (PDF format in English).
- Select “File” in the Menu bar.
- Choose “Print” and confirm the printing process.
Alternatively, you can follow these steps:
- Right-click on the Schengen visa application form.
- Select “Print target” and confirm the printing process.
Once you have successfully printed the Schengen visa application form, you will need to complete the remaining steps:
- Fill out the printed visa application form accurately, ensuring that the information matches your passport details.
- Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically number 37 and right under the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
- On the day of your appointment, bring the signed visa application form along with all the necessary supporting documents. You can find the appointment schedule on our website.
Applicants are advised to submit their Schengen visa application up to 6 months prior to their intended travel date to the Schengen Area.
The minimum processing time for a visa application is 2 weeks. It is crucial for applicants to allow sufficient time between their appointment date and travel date for the Mission to process their visa application. However, please note that delays may occur, and we cannot guarantee the exact return date of the visa application.
For certain nationalities, the visa application requires consultation from other Schengen countries, resulting in a minimum processing time of 3 weeks.
To avoid any delays in the visa application process, it is of utmost importance that the application is complete, and all submitted documents meet the requirements set by the Mission. Please refer to the “Documents Required” section for the specific visa category.
Applicants should also be aware that during peak seasons such as Easter, Summer holidays (July and September), and Christmas, appointment slots are quickly filled as the Mission can only process a limited number of visa applications per day.
Additionally, applicants need to consider the closures and holidays of Mission (refer to the “Public Holidays/Closures” section), as these may extend the processing time of the visa application.
Therefore, we strongly recommend the following to all applicants:
– Book your appointment as soon as your travel plans are confirmed.
– Ensure that your visa application documentation meets the requirements set by the Mission.
– Allow sufficient processing time for the Mission, taking into account the factors mentioned above.
During the visa application process, the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as invite applicants for an interview. It is important to note that these requests or interviews may potentially lead to delays in the visa process. Applicants are kindly reminded to accept responsibility for any such delays that may occur.
You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.
Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx
Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf
Online Application form: Czech-Republic-Visa-Application-Form (1).pdf
Checklist: EU Checklist.pdf
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: email@example.com
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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