ETIAS Visa Waiver for the Czech Republic

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In 2022 the European Union will introduce a new travel authorization known as ETIAS visa waiver. ETIAS will become a requirement to travel to Czech Republic and most European countries. Once available, you will be able to find more information and apply on this website.

ETIAS for the Czech Republic Information

The ETIAS for the Czech Republic will allow holders to visit the Czech Republic for purposes of tourism, business, medical treatment, and transit. It is an electronic travel authorization which will also permit travel to all of the 26 Schengen Area countries and is expected to be introduced by the end of 2022.

The ETIAS Visa Waiver for the Czech Republic will be a multiple entry travel authorization and allow a stay of 90 days within each 180-day period. It will be valid for a total of 3 years from the date of issue.

The European Visa Waiver for the Czech Republic is being introduced by the European Commission in order to pre-screen travelers to the Czech Republic and the Schengen Area, with the aim of strengthening European borders.

Eligible citizens are able to apply through the simple ETIAS application for the Czech Republic online. Applicants are required to complete the ETIAS Czech Republic application form with personal, passport, and travel information, and answer a few questions related to health and security matters, in order to receive an approved ETIAS Czech Republic via email.

Those eligible to apply for the ETIAS to the Czech Republic who wish to stay for longer periods, or visit for other purposes, should contact a Czech Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
Grants entry to the Czech Republic and 25 other European countries.
Permits stays of up to 90 days
Multiple-entry visa waiver
Valid for 3 years
ETIAS permits visits for tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment
What is Necessary?

Valid passport (with a minimum of 3 months’ validity)

Email address to receive ETIAS

Payment method (credit or debit card)

ETIAS Requirements to the Czech Republic

In order to submit a Czech ETIAS application, it is necessary to meet the Czech Republic ETIAS visa waiver requirements for documents:

  • Passport valid for 3 months after the intended arrival date in the Czech Republic and the Schengen Area, from an eligible country.

Requirements for an ETIAS for Czech Republic also state that the applicant should:

  • Supply valid credit or debit card details to pay the Czech ETIAS fee
  • Provide a current email address to which the ETIAS for the Czech Republic will be sent
  • Print a copy of the approved Czech ETIAS to present upon arrival in the Schengen Area alongside the same passport used to complete the application. Travelers with dual nationality should ensure they travel with the correct passport.

Further ETIAS requirements for the Czech Republic, in the form of supporting documentation on arrival such as flight bookings, may be announced closer to the 2022 launch date, and will be published on this site when available.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Staying in the Czech Republic over 90 days

Holders of an approved ETIAS for the Czech Republic are able to travel to the Schengen Area for a consecutive stay of 90 days with each entry, within every 180-day period. ETIAS-eligible citizens who wish to stay in the country for longer than 90 consecutive days need a visa for the Czech Republic.

As the Czech Republic is part of the EU and shares a visa policy with Schengen Area countries, it is necessary to apply for a Schengen visa for the Czech Republic. Unlike the Czech ETIAS waiver, the majority of Schengen visas are issued for one individual Schengen country.

In order to apply for a Czech Republic Schengen visa, it is necessary to make a visa appointment at the nearest Czech diplomatic office.

It is then necessary to download, print, and complete a Czech Republic visa application form to bring along to the appointment. Applicants are required to indicate the purpose and desired length of the intended stay in the Czech Republic on the application form.

A Schengen visa can be issued as either a single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visa for the Czech Republic. The period of validity is determined by the individual consulate issuing the visa.

No matter the period of validity granted, most Schengen visas permit a stay of 90 days with each entry to the Czech Republic, within every 180-day period.

However, those who have a demonstrable need to stay in Europe for over 90 days, to study, work, or live in the Czech Republic, may be issued a Czech visa for a longer period of permitted stay. This will depend on the issuing consulate and the provision of convincing supporting documentation.

For example, an applicant wishing to take part in an international student program may be granted a visa for a period of up to a year upon providing evidence of an acceptance letter from a Czech educational institution. Likewise, a professional such as an artist or sportsperson may be granted a visa for a sufficient period of time to share their expertise within the Czech Republic.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Czech Republic Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS Visa Waiver to the Czech Republic?

    The ETIAS visa waiver to the Czech Republic is an electronic travel authorization, expected to be introduced by the end of 2022. It will allow eligible citizens to travel to the Czech Republic for short stays, as well as to all of the 26 Schengen Area countries.

  • How much is the Czech Republic ETIAS fee?

    The government cost of the Czech Republic ETIAS has not yet been announced. The price will be published on this site once available.

  • How long is the Czech ETIAS valid for?

    The Czech ETIAS is valid for 3 years from the date of issue, and allows multiple entries to the Schengen Area within its duration.

  • How long can I stay in the Czech Republic with the ETIAS?

    The ETIAS for the Czech Republic allows a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180-day period in the Czech Republic and the Schengen Area with each entry.

  • Is my European Visa Waiver for the Czech Republic valid for multiple entries?

    Yes, the European Visa Waiver for Czech Republic is valid for multiple entries during its validity.

  • Is a Schengen visa needed for the Czech Republic too?

    No, those eligible to obtain an ETIAS to travel to the Czech Republic are not required to apply for a Schengen visa.

  • How do I apply for an ETIAS Czech Republic?

    Eligible citizens can apply for the ETIAS for the Czech Republic through a simple online application. Applicants are required to fill in personal, passport, and travel information, and answer a few security and health-related questions, to receive an approved Czech ETIAS visa email.

  • How fast can I get the European Visa Waiver for the Czech Republic?

    It will only take around 10 minutes to complete the Czech ETIAS application online. The processing time for the European Visa Waiver for Czech Republic has not yet been announced and will be published on this site when available.

  • Do I need an ETIAS for my children traveling to Czech Republic with me?

    Yes, children from eligible countries are also required to have an ETIAS to travel to the Czech Republic. It is necessary to submit a seperate kids ETIAS application for all minors under 18.

  • Do I need to have a flight booked before applying for the ETIAS to Czech Republic?

    It has not yet been announced whether applicants will need to have a flight booked before applying for the ETIAS to the Czech Republic. This information will be published on this site once made available.

  • Is it easy to get the Czech Republic ETIAS tourist visa waiver?

    Yes, the Czech ETIAS application is simple and straightforward to complete and can be filled in in around 10 minutes.

  • What do I need to apply for a Czech ETIAS?

    In order to submit a Czech ETIAS application, it is necessary to:

    • Have a passport valid for 3 months after the intended arrival date in the Czech Republic and the Schengen Area, from an eligible country
    • Supply valid credit or debit card details to pay the Czech ETIAS fee
    • Provide a current email address to which the ETIAS for the Czech Republic will be sent.
  • Why was my ETIAS for the Czech Republic rejected?

    In cases where the ETIAS for the Czech Republic is denied, the application is likely to have been rejected because some of the information provided on the form does not match the details of the applicant’s travel document.

  • If I am only passing through the Czech Republic, do I need an ETIAS?

    Yes, visa waiver citizens not elegible to apply for a transit visa for the Schengen Area will be required to obtain a transit ETIAS to pass through the Czech Republic on the way to an onward destination.

  • How can I renew my ETIAS to the Czech Republic?

    In order to obtain a renewal for the Czech ETIAS, it is necessary to submit a new ETIAS to the Czech Republic application from outside the Schengen Area.

  • I made a mistake on my Czech ETIAS application, what can I do?

    Applicants are strongly advised to double check there are no errors in the information provided on the Czech ETIAS application before submitting, as even small mistakes are expected to result in the rejection of the application.

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