A temporary stay in the Czech Republic without a visa entitles you to a short non-profit stay in the Czech Republic without a residence permit. In most cases, you can stay in the country for up to 90 days in any 180-day long period.
VISA-FREE STAY IN THE SCHENGEN AREA
A visa-free mode enables you to enter and stay in the Czech Republic only with a passport. That is possible if you are a citizen of a country with which the EU, or the Czech Republic individually, has a corresponding agreement.
Other persons who can stay in the Czech Republic without a visa are:
- EU citizens,
- holders of a residence permit in another EU Member State or EU citizens’ family members if, at the same time, they hold a residence card or a permanent residence card in another EU Member State,
- Holders of a long-term residence permit for the purpose of scientific research issued by another EU Member State or their family members. However, they must reside in the Czech Republic for the same purpose and for no longer than 1 year.
- Holders of a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies issued by another EU Member State. However, they must reside in the Czech Republic for the same purpose and for no longer than 1 year.
- third countries citizens who are pupils with residence in another EU Member State traveling on a school trip with a group of pupils accompanied by a teacher if they are included on a list of pupils issued by the school on a unified form stating the pupils’ identities, purpose and length of their stay or transit,
- EU citizens’ family members whose short-term visa has expired, the length of their stay not exceeding 3 months and who are, at the same time:
- parents in case of an EU citizen under 21 years of age of whom they take primary care,
- offspring under 21 years of age or the offspring of the spouse of an EU citizen,
- offspring and predecessors, or the offspring and the predecessors of the spouse of an EU citizen if they are dependent on the support or other primary care provided by the EU citizen or his/her spouse to satisfy their essential needs or, immediately before entering the Czech Republic, they were dependent on this support or other primary care in the country whose citizens they are or in the country where they had a residence permit.
- foreigners under 15 years of age during hospitalisation if they arrived together with a foreigner in whose passport they are included and if this foreigner has left the Czech Republic,
- foreigners who are minor children and who, based on a provisional measure of a corresponding authority, have been placed in a facility for children requiring immediate help or a child-care institution, or whose custody, based on a provisional measure of a corresponding authority or based on a decision of an authority of social and legal protection of children, was awarded to a physical person,
- foreigners placed in security detention, custody or serving a custodial sentence, or those placed in a police cell or a facility for the detention of foreigners,
- foreigners senteced to house arrest, or children, who are in prison with their mother, for a serving time of the sentence.