Entry requirements

Citizens of most European countries and the USA do not require a visa to enter the Czech Republic. Despite that it is advisable to check whether you will need a visa at least fourteen days before your departure. The Czech embassy in your country will provide you with all the information you require and issue with a transit or entry visa if needed. Residence permits and visas are also issued by the Immigration Office in Prague (going under the unnecessarily complicated Czech name of (Oblastní ředitelství cizinecké a pohraniční policie). Foreign visitors requiring visas must register with the local Immigration Office within three workdays of entering the country (in Prague at the address Olšanská 2, Prague 3 - in person only). Individual accommodation facilities have foreign visitors registered automatically.

Immigration Office:
Olšanská 2
130 51 Prague 3
Phone: + 420 974 820 238

Opening hours:
Monday: 7.30 - 11.30, 12.15 - 15.00
Tuesday: 7.30 - 11.30, 12.15 - 15.00
Wednesday: 8.00 - 12.15, 13.00 - 17.00
Thursday: 7.30 - 11.30, 12.15 - 15.00
Friday: closed


Countries with Visa Waiver Regime

 
Countries and other entities with Visa Waiver Regime with the Czech Republic based on bilateral treaties or unilateral legal acts (with the exception of EU, EEA states and Switzerland)*  as on December 15th,  2005

       

Country Visa waiver regime exists from Max. number of days Persons eligible to travel without a visa  Notified by/in
         
ALBANIA
Republic of Albania
01.06.2003 30 for Czech citizens Albanian DM´s note of
06.06.2003
         
ANDORRA
Principality of Andorra

03.04.1998

30.04.2004

90

3 months


for Czech citizens

for Andorran citizens


Andorran MFA note of
29.04.1998
273/2004
         
ARGENTINA
Argentine Republic
02.01.2000 90 for citizens of both countries 5/2000
         
AUSTRALIA
Commonwealth of Australia
30.04.2004 3 months for Australian citizens 272/2004
         
BELIZE 17.3.2005 30
for Czech citizens

note of the MFA of Belize from 17.6.2005
         
BOLIVIA
Republic of Bolivia

01.10.2003

30.04.2004

90

3 months


for Czech citizens

for Bolivian citizens


Bolivian Embassy´s note
of 25.09.2003
273/2004
         
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 21.7.2005 90 for Czech citizens decision of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 21.7.2005
         
BRAZIL
Federative Republic of Brazil
30.04.2004

03.10.2005
3 months

90

for Brazilian citizens

for Czech citizens

273/2004
         
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
30.04.2004

1.11.2005

3 months

14 days

or citizens of Brunei Darussalam

for Czech citizens


272/2004

Note of the MFA of Brunei Darussalam n.JPK 843/2005 from
31/10/2005.
         
BULGARIA
Republic of Bulgaria


29.09.1994


09.11.2003
3 months for citizens of both countries
201/1994
Czech Government´s
resolution N.973/2003
of 01.10.2003
         
CANADA 30.04.2004 3 months
for Canadian citizens

272/2004
         
CHILE
Republic of Chile
24.10.1996 90 for citizens of both countries 283/1996
         
COLOMBIA
Republic of Colombia
10.02.2004 180 for Czech citizens Colombian
Government´s resolution
N. 4591 of 12.12.2003
         
COSTA RICA 11.11.2000 90
for citizens of both countries

126/2000
         
CROATIA
Republic of Croatia
09.06.1996 90 for citizens of both countries 165/1996
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1995 90 Czech citizens may obtain tourist visas Dominican General Consulate´s note
N.CDRCH 716/04 of
16.01.2004 on
President´s Decree N.208-90 of 06.06.1990
         
ECUADOR
Republic of Ecuador
16.01.1991 90 for Czech citizens
         
GEORGIA 15.06.2005 90
for Czech citizens

note of MFA of Georgia from 14.6.2005
         
GUATEMALA
Republic of Guatemala

01.07.2003

06.11.2004

90

3 months

for Czech citizens

for citizens of both countries


Guatemalan MFA note
of 08.07.2003
273/2004

agreement from 13th September 2004
         
HONDURAS
Republic of Honduras
12.02.2004 3 months
for citizens of both countries

38/2004 of 11.03.2004
         
HONG KONG
(Special Administrative
Region of the republic of China)
-for Hong Kong SAR passport
holder
-forCzech citizens
4.10.2001




30.04.2004
90




3 months
for Czech citizens




for citizens of Hong Kong SAR
SAR Immigration Office´s note N.
IMM/QA 905 Pt.2 of
03.10.2001

273/2004  
         
ISRAEL
State of Israel
19.07.1996 90 for citizens of both countries 237/1996
JAPAN
-for Czech citizens

-for Japanese citizens
10.09.1998


30.04.2004
90


3 months

for Czech citizens


for citizens of Japan

Japanese Embassy´s
note N.CM 26/1998 of
10.07.1998
273/2004
         
KOREA
Republic of Korea
05.11.1994 90 for citizens of both countries 163/1995
KYRGYZSTAN
Kyrgyz Republic
04.01.2001
without time limit
for Czech citizens Kyrgyz MFA´note N.
011-23/3680K of
23.10.2001
         
MACAO
SAR (Special Administrative
Region of the Republic of China)
03.10.2001


30.04.2004
90


3 months

for Czech citizens


for citizens of Macao SAR

Governor Office´s note
3688/2001 of 3.10.2001

273/2004
         
MACEDONIA
(F.Y.R.O.M.)
during summer season from 15.7. to 15.9.2005
Extended to the 30th June 2006
90 daysfor Czech citizens note of the Embassy of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) in Vienna n.1401-970/3 from 18.7.2005
      
MALAYSIA 15.08.1991 90
for citizens of both countries

434/1991
         
MAURITUS
Republic of Mauritus
01.11.2004 6 months for Czech citizens note of the Embassy of the Republic of Mauritus
in Berlin n.MU/BN/CZE/1/2004/8
         
MEXICO
United Mexican States
24.01.2000

25.01.2005
90 for citizens of both countries 8/2000
9/2000
         
MONACO
Principality of Monaco
15.09.1990

30.04.2004
90

3 months

for Czech citizens

for Monegasque citizens

273/2004
         
MOROCCO
Kingdom of Morocco
01.01.2005 90 for Czech citizens note of MFA of Morocco No. 2613 from 13th December 2004 and note No. 7831 from 31st December 2004
         
NEW ZEALAND 01.01.2003



30.04.2004
90



3 months

for Czech citizens



for citizens of New Zealand

decision of the
Government of New
Zealand of 09.12.2002

273/2004
         
NICARAGUA
Republic of Nicaragua
26.10.1999


30.04.2004
90


3 months

for Czech citizens


for Nicaraguan citizens

Nicaraguan MFA note
of 05.11.1999

273/2004
         
PANAMA
Republic of Panama
15.04.2004 90 for citizens of both countries
         
PARAGUAY
Republic of Paraguay
30.04.2004 3 months for Paraguayan citizens 273/2004
         
PERU
Republic of Peru
09.10.2003 90 for Czech citizens Peruvian Embassy´s
note of 13.10.2003
         
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 09.04.2003 90 for Czech citizens RSA Embassy´s note of
14.04.2003
         
ROMANIA 1.3.2005


17.9.2005
90


3 months

for Czech citizens


for citizens of Romania

Decision of the Government n.115
24.2.2005

Note of the MFA of Romania
104(2005)
         
SALVADOR
Republic of Salvador
30.04.2004


01.08.2004
3 months


90

for citizens of Salvador


for Czech citizens

273/2004

Decision of the Government of the   
Republic of Salvador
         
SAN MARINO
Republic of San Marino
15.09.1990

30.04.2004
90

3 months

for Czech citizens

for citizens of San Marino



273/2004
         
SERBIA and MONTENEGRO 31.05.2003 90 for Czech citizens note of the Embassy of
Serbia and Montenegro
of 02.06.2003
         
SINGAPORE
Republic of Singapore
08.01.1998 30
for citizens of both countries

217/1998
         
SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER
OF MALTA
30.04.2004 3 months
for citizens of Sovereign Military
Order of Malta

273/2004
         
TURKEY
Republic of Turkey
01.01.2005 90
for Czech citizens for the purpose of tourism (unilateral visa regime)

Turkish Embassy´s note No. 2005/Prag BE/34 dated 3 January 2005
         
UKRAINE 01.05. 200590
for Czech citizens


        
URUGUAY
Eastern Republic of Uruguay
09.11.1999 90 for citizens of both countries 252/1999
         
USA
United States of America
30.04.2004 3 months for U.S. citizens 272/2004
         
VATICAN
Holy See
15.09.1990

30.04.2004
90

3 months

for Czech citizens

for citizens of Vatican



273/2004
         
VENEZUELA
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
11.12.2002



30.04.2004
90



3 months
Czech citizens may obtain tourist
visas at the airport (tourist card
DEX-2)

for Venezuelan citizens
Venezuelan DM´s note
of 11.12.2002


273/2004
         

 

  • Government Order N. 272/2004 of 28 April 2004 on unilateral abolition of visa requirements for citizens of  Australia, Canada, Brunei Darussalam and USA. 
  • Government Order N. 273/2004 of 28 April 2004 on unilateral abolition of visa requirements for citizens of  the Principality of Andorra, , the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Republic of Bolivia, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Guatemala, Japan, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of Nicaragua, New Zealand, the Republic of Paraguay, the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of San Marino, the Holy See,  the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Hong Kong SAR. Macao SAR and for holders of UN „Laissez-Passer“.

* Since the Czech Republic´s entry in the European Union and the European Economic Area, citizens of the Czech Republic have "the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States" (Article 18 of the Treaty establishing the European Community). Czech citizens may enter and reside in EU countries without any special limitations, on the basis of a valid travel document ("travel documents" include also identity cards issued after 1993). The right to reside in any EU country can be restricted only for reasons of public order, security or public health.