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Being termed as “one of the most flourishing European economies”, the Czech Republic is also ranked under the “very easy” category of the ‘Ease of doing business’ rank. As a result, several businessmen travel to Czechia with a Czech Republic Business Visa. With companies such as the automotive giant Skoda, and cybersecurity company Avast, this is not a surprise.
Czech Business Visa Eligibility
To be able to apply for a business permit, you must qualify to the following criteria -
You must be in your country of residence if you are applying there. If you are residing in a residence permit in a foreign nation, you can apply it to the embassy over there.
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.
Your sole purpose of the visit has to be to take part in business-related activities such as meetings, conferences, and so on.
You must possess sufficient funds to cover your stay in the country.
You should be covered by travel insurance.
You must apply for the permit only if -
Czechia is your only destination, or
The Czech Republic is one of your multiple Schengen destinations - in which case you will be spending the majority of the time here, or, you are spending time in all the other destinations where the Czech Republic is your port of entry.
Czech Republic Visa Required Documents
As per the Czech Republic business visa requirements, you must submit the following documents -
A valid passport
2 valid photographs
Covering letter from the Indian company/organization
Travel itinerary for the business trip
Proof of accommodation
Confirmed round flight tickets
Invitation letter from the Czech company/organization in the Czech language.
Travel insurance covering expenses up to 30000 Euros
Bank account statement. Proof of sufficient funds to show that you can cover your expenses in the Czech Republic.
Please note that you must translate the important documents into the Czech language.
What is the Czech Republic Schengen Business Visa?
People looking to enter the Czech Republic for the purpose of performing business activities require a business permit. Falling under the short term C category of the Schengen visa, the Czech business visa is issued for a duration of 90 days in a 180 day period. Issued as single entry type, double-entry, and multiple entries, this permit allows you to move throughout the Schengen region. However, in some cases, you may be given a Limited Territory Validity (LTV) visa where you will only be able to visit specific Schengen state(s).
How to apply for a business visa for the Czech Republic?
As per the Czech Republic business visa requirements for Indian citizens, the process is done offline. Before applying, you must check if you are eligible to apply for this. If you are, you may proceed to make the application as follows -
Obtain all the necessary documents for your visa category.
Fill in your details in the application form. You can do this offline by downloading the form from the Czech Republic embassy website, print it, and then fill it by hand or fill in the details online and then print it.
Proceed to book your visa appointment at one of the VACs, or at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi. You can do this online, or by calling or emailing them.
With the completed application form and the documents, attend the appointment. You will also have to pay the fees and submit your biometrics.
Please note that if you have submitted biometrics in the last 5 years, you are not required to submit them again. Also, in this case, you may not have to submit the application in person.
Ensure that you submit all the original documents, and perform translation to the Czech language if necessary. Submission of fake documents or incorrect information will lead to visa rejection. A visa rejection is considered as a black mark in your travel history.
Czech Republic Business Visa Processing Time
The business permit takes around 15 working days to process. However, this might vary greatly based on a variety of factors such as the amount of required entries, the number of applications received at the embassy, the express processing option, and so on. As a result, it’s best to apply for permission well ahead of time.
Schengen Visa Fee for Czech Republic Business Visa
2500 CZK (to be paid in cash in the local currency at the Czech embassy) $101 and for a Schengen visa $79.
If you are the national of a country that has not yet signed a visa-free Schengen agreement with the Schengen countries, you will be unable to enter the Czech Republic, or any other country (aside of for transiting).
Whereas, if you are the national of a visa-exempt country, then you will be able to enter and remain in the Czech Republic and the other Schengen country for a maximum of 90 days, within a 6-month period.
Czech Business Visa Application