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Traveling as a tourist in different places is usually an enjoyable experience. Still, sometimes it can be very stressful if you have to apply for a visa. Finding out which documents you need and how to prepare them can take time, which can be very challenging.
The Czech Republic tourist visa is also known as a Schengen visa. That is because the Czech Republic is a part of the Schengen Agreement, so with a Czech visa, you can visit all the countries that are a part of the Schengen area (and vice versa).
Czech Republic Schengen Visa Requirements
The documents required for a Czech Republic Schengen visa are:
Fill in the application form. The application must be fully completed and signed by the applicant. If the applicant is a minor, the application must be signed by the parents or legal guardians.
Your original passport. The passport must be valid for at least three months after the return trip, with at least two blank pages to affix the visa.
One passport-sized picture. Some embassies can ask you for two passport pictures. The photos must follow Schengen visa photo guidelines.
Employment status. Documentation proving if you are a student, self-employed, unemployed, or retired. E.g.:
Work contract (if employed)
Letter from the university (for students)
Proof of pensions (if retired)
Company deeds or tax returns (if self-employed)
Schengen travel insurance. You need a document proving that your travel insurance can cover all the risks of medical problems while traveling, with a minimum coverage of €30,000.
Financial status. Documents proving that you are financially stable and can finance yourself while staying in the Czech Republic.
Flight/ticket confirmation. Proof that you have purchased (or at least booked) a return ticket to your home country.
Proof of accommodation. Your hotel reservation details or any other accommodations you have made (Airbnb, staying with a friend, family member, etc.)
A detailed travel plan. You must provide a detailed travel plan to visit any Schengen countries other than the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic Tourist Visa Application
The Czech Schengen visa application
Czech Republic Visa Fees
The standard Czech Schengen visa fee for an adult is 80 Euros. Certain types of applicants (most students, children under 6) are exempt from all visa fees. To get a Schengen visa for the Czech Republic, you will likely have to submit a service payment with your visa application-this is a separate cost from the visa fee. Please note that all fees are non-refundable in the case of visa rejection.
Czech Schengen Visa Processing Time
The processing time for a Czech tourist visa usually takes from 10-15 days. The processing time depends on several factors (if the embassy needs more information regarding your case, the holidays, summer vacation), etc., and can go up to a month or longer. You will receive a notification by email or SMS when the decision for your visa application has been returned.