Travel Document

A travel document is:

  • A public document recognised by the Czech Republic as a travel document (for example a passport).
  • An identity document (ID) of EU citizens.
  • A foreigner‘s passport valid in all the countries of the world.
  • A travel identity document.
  • A travel document issued by the Czech Republic based on an international agreement.
  • A substitute EU travel document.
  • A list of students travelling on a school trip within the EU if it contains:
    • Photos of the students who do not possess an ID with a photo.
    • A confirmation of the EU Member State in which the student has a permanent residence that the student is entitled to return to the Member State, and provided that the EU Member State in which the student has residence informed the Czech Republic that the list of students should be recognised as a travel document.
  • A European travel document for the return of illegally staying third countries nationals (the European travel document for return).
  • Any other public list which is recognised by the Czech Republic as a travel document.

A public document issued by another country for the purpose of travel abroad can also be recognised as a travel document if its design and language comply with international customs, it is valid for the territory of the Czech Republic and it contains:

  • Your nationality.
  • Your identity.
  • Your photograph.
  • Validity.

In the case of foreigners under 15 years of age who do not possess their own travel document, it is sufficient to provide a travel document of another foreigner (most often a parent) in which the foreigner under 15 years of age is included.

For the purpose of acquiring a long-term visa, the travel document must not be older than 10 years, it must contain at least 2 free pages and its validity must be 3 months longer than the validity of the visa.

A travel document is invalid if:

  • Its validity has expired.
  • It was damaged in such a way that the information included in it is illegible.
  • Its integrity has been damaged.
  • It contains incorrect data or illegal changes.
  • The photograph in the document does not correspond to the holder’s real appearance.
  • The holder of the document passed away or was declared dead.