Ever heard of Prague? Probably one of the best cities in the Czech Republic. Before the pandemic, millions of visitors flocked to this great city to experience its rich culture, art, and history.
Even if you don't plan to visit Prague (which I highly recommend), the Czech Republic offers other unique destinations such as Lednice and Valtice, Telč, and Harrachov, just to name a few.
It's safe to say the Czech Republic will leave you wanting more.
To visit Czech Republic, you will need a Czech Republic visa or Schengen visa based on your home country. Czech Republic offers long term visa and short term visa applications, so have to plan and apply accordingly.
Who Needs a Czech Republic Visa
You do not need a Schengen visa to visit the Czech Republic if:
You are an EU/EEA/ or Schengen country citizen. You can work, live and visit the Czech Republic without any restrictions.
You are a citizen of a country with a visa-free agreement with Schengen countries, such as the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, etc. You will visit for a short time (max. 90 days).
Everyone else has to apply for a visa before entering the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic Schengen Visa Application
Czech Republic Schengen Visa Required Documents
The documents required for a Czech Republic visa are:
A completed visa application form. You must complete the application form fully and sign it at the end.
Two recent passport-size photos. Your photos must be attached to the application form and follow Schengen visa photo guidelines.
Your original passport. With your previous visas, if you have any, that is valid for at least three months beyond the return date.
Copy of your return ticket. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before you are sure that you received the visa to submit a flight itinerary reservation.
Travel medical insurance. The minimum confirmation must be €30,000 coverage within the entire Schengen area.
Cover letter. Explaining the reason for your visit to the Czech Republic.
Proof of accommodation. This could be a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from a friend/relative in the Czech Republic.
Documents of civil status. Depending on your situation, this can include a marriage certificate, birth certificate, death certificate of spouse, etc.
Proof of your financial means. You must prove you can financially support yourself for the period of staying in the Czech Republic. Usually, this includes the submission of bank statements.
Czech Schengen Visa Fees
Children 6-12 age €40
Children younger than six years FREE
Family members of EU/EEA national FREE
Scientists and researchers travel for professional reasons FREE
Citizens of (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia) €35
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Czech Republic Schengen Visa Processing Time
It usually takes up to 15 days to process. It can be extended to 45 days in some cases, depending on the case and the application’s time. If you are applying for a visa during holidays or summer vacations, the processing time will take longer. If you are a family member of an EU citizen, your application will be reviewed as soon as possible.
Czech Republic visa processing time