Schengen Visa for a Stay Shorter than 90 Days
A Schengen short-term visa (less than 90 days) is intended for third country nationals who wish to stay in the Czech Republic on a short-term basis.
The purpose of such stay may be, for example:
- Spa or health-related stay
- Conference participation
- Visiting family or friends
- Scientific research
- Seasonal employment
- Transit through a Czech international airport
What is a short-term stay?
A short-term stay is a stay lasting a maximum of 90 days. Conditions of a short-term stay depend also on the terms of the granted visa which may be, for example:
- number of entries (one, two or more),
- territorial validity (a visa valid for the whole Schengen area or only for selected Member States),
- the period of the visa’s validity,
- the length of the permitted stay.
Where can you apply?
You can only apply at one of the Czech Republic’s diplomatic missions. For a list of all Czech diplomatic missions and their contact details please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
For information on filing an application and the process of granting a short-term visa please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Where can you apply for an extension of a short-term visa?
The conditions to extend a short-term visa are laid down in the Visa Code. If extending a short-term visa, please apply at the Unit for Residence Permits of the Foreign Police Section of the Czech Police Regional Directorate according to your reported place of residence.