Czech Republic Business Visa

Czech Republic Business Visa

You will need to apply for a business visa if you want to enter the Czech Republic for business purposes. A businessman may use this visa to travel to the Czech Republic for business purposes such as corporate meetings, job interviews, or partnership meetings.

Visa requirements

You will need to apply for a 90-day short-stay visa in order to enter the Czech Republic. The Schengen visa is another name for a short-stay visa. The Schengen visa is valid in all European countries that have signed the Schengen agreement. The business visa allows you to fly across all of the Schengen agreement countries and stay as long as you like when doing business.

Eligibility requirements

The eligibility requirements for the Czech Republic business visa include:

If you are applying in your home country, you must be there. If you have a residency permit in a foreign country, you can apply for it at the embassy there.

A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel is required.

The primary aim of your trip must be to participate in business-related events such as meetings and conferences.

You must have enough cash to cover your stay in the country.

You should have travel insurance.

You must apply for a permit only if Czechia is your only destination or if the Czech Republic is one of your several Schengen destinations.

Documents required
  • Valid passport with at least three months validity
  • Passport must have been issued during the past ten years
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Completed visa application form
  • Proof of having financial resources to pay for your return trip and stay in Czech Republic
  • Travel insurance policy with a value of 30,000 pounds
  • Covering letter from your company in case you are travelling to Czech Republic on behalf of their business
  • Invitation letter from the company you will be visiting with details of their address and dates of your visit
  • A certificate from your employer giving permission for your business travel
  • Proof of previous trade relations between the two companies
  • Bank statement of the last 6 months
  • Company must give declaration for coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation

The processing time for the business permit is roughly 15 working days. This, however, can easily differ depending on a variety of factors such as the number of necessary entries, the number of applications received at the embassy, the express processing choice, and so on. As a result, it is recommended that you apply for the permit well in advance.

FAQ
Which visa do I need to go to the Czech Republic on business?

For travelling to the Czech Republic on business, you will require a Schengen short-stay visa.

Will my Schengen short stay visa for the Czech Republic be limited to that country?

With a Schengen short-stay visa – also referred to as a Uniform Schengen Visa [USV] – you can travel to these countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Malta, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands, France, Latvia, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Iceland, Finland, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Luxembourg, and Lithuania.

What is the latest that I can apply for business visa for the Czech Republic?

The latest that you can apply for a business visa for the Czech Republic is 15 days before your intended date of travel.

What is the processing time for business visa for the Czech Republic?

Usually, a business visa for the Czech Republic is processed within 15 calendar days. In certain cases where further scrutiny of the application is required, the processing can take up to 30 days. In rare cases, the time taken for a decision to be reached on the application can be 60 days which is the maximum time that can be taken.

How long can I stay in the Czech Republic on my Schengen short-stay visa?

The rule for the maximum duration of stay on a Schengen short-stay visa is that of 90 days in any 180-day period.

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