How to Get a Short Stay Visa for the Czech Republic

Czech Republic Short Stay Visa

Czech Republic Short Stay Visa

Going to the Czech Republic for a short stay (90 days or less)? Depending on what country you are from, you might need to get a Short Stay Visa for the Czech Republic.

This type of visa is issued as a Schengen visa and will, therefore, grant you the possibility of stay in the Schengen Territory for a maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period.

Go to my Czech Republic visa page for information on other types of visas for the Czech Republic.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about how to get the Short Stay Visa for the Czech Republic.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to the Czech Republic: No

  • The Czech Republic is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter the Czech Republic and other Schengen member states for a total of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes without a visa.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to the Czech Republic: 

Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S., you need to find your nearest Consulate or Embassy based on the state you live in. Click here.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.
Gather documentation
Visa fee
  • It is always good practice to go to your Embassy or Consulate website (see Step 1) to confirm what the latest visa fees are.
Submit documents and fees

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic will give to you your brand new Czech Republic visa!

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