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Short-stay Visa for the Purpose of Seasonal Work


What is a short-term stay?

A short-term stay (or a short stay) is a stay for a maximum of 90 days during any 180-day period, which entails considering the 180-day period preceding each day of stay (Note: the duration of stay is determined by the entry and exit stamps indicated in the respective travel document at the border crossing point).

The short-term stay is regulated by other conditions of the issued visa, i.e. the number of entries (a visa for one, two or multiple entries), territorial validity (a visa valid for the entire Schengen Area or a visa with limited territorial validity for selected Member States), as well as the period of the visa's validity and the duration of permitted stay for which a consulate has issued the visa depending on the intended stay.

What is the course of the application procedure?

The application must be submitted to a locally competent embassy.

The issuing of short-stay visas falls within the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic; the information on the filing of the application and the process of issuing a short-stay visa can be found at the Ministry's website. On the other hand, the application for the extension of a short-stay visa in the territory of the Czech Republic (only in extraordinary cases that are predetermined by the Visa Code) must be submitted to the Foreign Police departments of the regional directorates of the Police of the Czech Republic according to the place of the notified stay of a third-country national, specifically at the departments of stay and residence agendas.

Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, August 14th, 2017

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