Visa for a Stay Longer than 90 Days for Cultural Purposes

A visa for a stay longer than 90 days (a long-term visa) for cultural purposes is intended for third countries nationals who want to stay in the Czech Republic for culture-related purposes, such as artistic performances or religious missionary work.




Who can apply for a long-term visa for cultural purposes?

You can apply for a long-term visa for cultural purposes if you are going to undertake cultural activities in the Czech Republic. That includes e.g.:

  • Film crews
  • Artistic performances
  • Religious missionary work
  • Cultural projects

How long is this visa valid for?                     

For a maximum of 1 year.

What does this visa look like?

What obligations and restrictions does this residence permit mean?

You must fulfil the purpose of your stay for the whole duration of your residence permit. You must also follow the obligations for foreigners stipulated by law.

If you reside in the Czech Republic with a visa for cultural purposes, you cannot be employed here, except for clergymen.

What does this residence permit enable you to do?

If you hold a valid residence permit, you can leave and re-enter the Czech Republic repeatedly. You can also travel within the Schengen Area without a visa.

If you are a clergyman of a church or a religious society registered in the Czech Republic, you can undertake spiritual and associated activities.