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Visa for a stay of up to 90 days (short-term)


Visas for a stay of up to 90 days, also called short-term, short, Schengen or unified visas, are valid for one or several entries, entitling the holder to stay in the Schengen area for the period indicated in them, whilst the period of a continuous stay or the total period of consecutive stays in the Schengen area shall not exceed 90 days in any 180-days period.


The granting of these visas falls under the competencies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CR and all information about these visas can be found on its web pages.


If you apply at a Czech Embassy for a long-term visa or a long-term or permanent residence permit, which falls under the competencies of the Ministry of Interior of the CR, whilst staying on a short-term visa, you should remember that merely filing an application does not entitle you to exceed the permitted stay period in the Czech Republic. If a decision on your new application, filed during the validity of a short-term visa, is not made before the expiry of your current visa, you must leave the Schengen area.   


An application for extending the stay on a short-term visa is submitted at the Foreign Police – Departments of Residential Affairs – based on the reported residence address of the foreigner.


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