Tourism

Overview

Tourist visa application is applicable in case you are travelling for tourism purposes. This visa is given for travel period of less than 90 days

Visa Fees

Category Visa Fee in INR
Adult Visa 4200
Child between 6 to 12 2400

VFS Global Service Charges

Applicants shall be levied a service charge of Rs 980/- (inclusive of service tax 15%, and education cess) payable in cash.

Please note:

  • The applicable visa fee in Indian Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • The optional courier facility is available at Rs 300/- (inclusive of service tax) per application.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Note: Each case is reviewed separately at the time of application, and no guarantee can be given that a visa will be issued. In any case, the Visa Fees will NOT BE REFUNDED.

Documents Required

Documents to be submitted by all applicants

  • Application form completely filled and duly signed by the applicant
  • Valid passport that should

    • have been issued within the last 10 years
    • be of validity exceeding by three months after the scheduled return
    • include at least two empty pages
  • Two recent (not older than six months) passport-size photo in color with white background and face of the applicant must cover at least 80% of the frame, according to the relevant specifications laid down by ICAO
  • Clear photocopy of first and last page of the passport and at least two Schengen visas, if applicable
  • Cover Letter signed by the applicant explaining the purpose of visit to the Czech Republic and entire travel plan (itinerary)
  • Travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries .The insurance has to cover the applicant for at least 30,000 Euros or equivalent, for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation etc. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire duration of the trip including the date of arrival and departure
  • Proof of means of transport
    Flight reservation of return or round ticket. If the applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of intra-Schengen flight reservation, train itinerary or car rental.

  • Proof of lodging
    Hotel reservations, rental of holiday home or campus residence reservation. If the applicant intends to stay with a family member or a friend, proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation from the host. Individual Schengen States may require applicant to present proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a form drawn up by the Schengen State’s competent authority (hereinafter 'national form'). If applicant is travelling to several Schengen States, proof of lodging in each of them.

  • Proof of financial means

    • Original private bank statement showing movements in the last three months, duly stamped and signed by the bank;
    • Indian income tax return acknowledgment for the last two assessment years;
    • In addition:

    If the applicant is employed:

    • Pay slips for the last three months;
    • Employment contract;
    • Employer’s statement on approval for holidays.

    If the applicant is a company owner or self-employed:

    • Certificate of registration of the company.

    If the applicant is sponsored:

    • Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned (see the website of the Member State of destination) – click here

    If the applicant is retired:

    • Pension statements for the last three months;
    • Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business.
  • If the applicant is a minor:

    • If the minor is travelling with only one parent, written consent certified by public notary of the other parent or guardian, except in cases of a parent having sole custody or guardianship of the minor;
    • If the minor travels alone (without parents), written consent, certified by public notary, of both parents or guardians having custody or guardianship of the minor;
    • Copies of the passport of the parents. If not applicable, birth certificate of the applicant and copies of the ID cards of the parents.
    • In case of pupils and students: proof of enrolment in school or university.

Additional documents must be submitted for

  • Business trips
    • Invitation from the inviting company or organization;
    • Cover letter from the applicant's employer;

    Both letters must confirm, as a minimum:

    1. The applicant's identity;
    2. The purpose of the journey (meetings, conferences, training or business related events);
    3. The period and place of intended stay.
  • Journeys undertaken for the purpose of study, research, or other types of internship
    • Certificate of admission or registration at an educational establishment  for the purpose of attending academic or vocational courses, or cover letter from the inviting  company;
    • Student cards or certificates of the establishment at which the applicant is enrolled.
  • Journeys undertaken for the purpose of tourism

    • Certificate of the travel agency confirming the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the travel plans;
    • Marriage certificate, if applicant is married and cannot provide evidence of marital status in the passport; copy of ration card, if applicable.
  • Journeys undertaken for the purpose or visiting family/friends

    • Marriage certificate, if applicant is married and cannot provide evidence of marital status in the passport; copy of the ration card, if applicable;
    • Certificate proving the existence of family relationship, if applicant is visiting relatives.
  • Journeys undertaken to attend cultural, sports or religious events and for film crews

    • Invitation, entry tickets, enrolments or programs.
    • For film crews:
      1. Letter from the film company specifying title, synopsis  and shooting locations of film;
      2. Complete list of names of travelling crew members along with their  roles;
      3. Letter from the agency in the Schengen State confirming arrangements for film permits;
      4. Certificate of registration with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association or Film Chamber of Commerce.
  • Journeys of members of official delegations

    • Copy of the official invitation;
    • Note verbal issued by the sending authority(ies) concerned confirming:
      1. The identity of the applicant
      2. The purpose of the journey (meetings, consultations, negotiations or events held by intergovernmental organizations);
      3. The period of intended stay;
      4. The place of stay.
  • Journeys undertaken for the purpose of medical treatment

    • Certificate from a medical doctor or a medical institution confirming the need for specific medical treatment to be received in the Czech Republic;
    • Official document from the receiving medical institution confirming that the  specific medical treatment can be performed and patient be accepted accordingly;
    • Proof of pre-payment of the treatment;
    • Any other correspondence between the sending medical doctor and the receiving medical institution.
  • Airport transit

    • Visa or other entry permit for the third country of destination.
    • Documents in relation to the onward journey to the final destination after the intended airport transit.

All documents need to be presented in the given order in original. Should you wish to keep any original, please provide a copy (A4 size). Please note that the Embassy of the Czech Republic reserve the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.

The application will not be accepted if any of these documents is missing. These documents must be provided in the above mentioned order.

” Please make a note that submission of incomplete documentation may result in the rejection of your application, Kindly submit your application to VFS Office along with the required documents as mentioned in the checklist for your desired Visa Category”

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

The photographs must be:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.
  • As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

As per instructions from Portugal Consulate ,Goa photographs with eyewear are not acceptable for applicants submitting applications at Mumbai VFS

Processing Time

Short-term Schengen Visa applications (up to 90 days)

Applications shall be lodged not more than three months before the start of the intended visit. (Article 9 Visa Code EC No. 810/2009)

The processing time is approx. 10 days. Applications with the date of departure earlier than 8 days after the submission date at Embassy will not be accepted

Download Forms

Applicants, who wish to obtain a Czech visa application form, can download the requisite form here.

Please note the instructions mentioned below while taking the printout.

Download Visa Applications Forms

  New Visa Application Form Visa C

Please Note:

  1. Number of pages: 4
  2. You can also obtain this form from the visa application centre.

It is mandatory to be filled by all applicants along with the application form.

To download the Application Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.

OR

  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.