Czech Republic Visa Procedure
Close your eyes and let your imagination wander to a land where fairy tales come alive, a place where every cobblestone street whispers secrets from centuries past.
Guess the name of the place?
The castle capital of the world- the Czech Republic!
A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Europe, where beauty unfolds at every turn. But Beyond the mystical charm of Prague lies a landscape that will steal your breath away.
Yet, it is not just the natural beauty that makes the country an extraordinary destination. It is the spirit of its people, warm and welcoming, eager to share their rich history and culture with open hearts.
So why must you visit the Czech Republic at least once in your lifetime?
Before packing your bags, open your heart to the allure of the Czech Republic, you need to embark on a journey of getting through that tiring process of getting a Czech Republic visa from Bangladesh.
Yes, it may be a long and complicated process but don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the whole process.
Which visa is required to visit the Czech Republic?
As same as other Schengen countries, The Czech Republic usually grants two types of visas-
- Short-term Schengen visa (C categories): For traveling for visiting purposes upto 90 days
- Long-term visa (D categories): For employment, Study, or family reunification
So, as you can see, for visiting the Czech Republic as a visitor, all Bangladeshi will be required to apply for a short-term (Schengen) visa. You can get this visa for the following purposes:
- Business/conference visa
- Visit family/friend visa
- Airport transit visa
- Seaman transit visa
- Official visa
How can I get a Czech Republic visa from Bangladesh?
There is no embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangladesh. There is only a consular office of the Czech Republic in Dhaka, but they don’t process visa applications. Therefore, the Schengen visas of the Czech Republic are handled by The Embassy of France in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
For Schengen countries that don’t have a consulate in a particular country, they are normally represented by another Schengen member state, for the Czech Republic, it’s the embassy of France in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
So how to get your Czech Republic visit visa from Bangladesh from the France Embassy?
There are 5 basic steps to getting your visa approved:
Step 1: Prepare and gather all the required documents
This is the most basic thing you’ll have to face no matter whether you apply. Normally, documents for Schengen visas are more or less the same as they all maintain a standard practice. All member states follow a common guideline called Schenge Visa codes.
So, what documents are required for a Czech Republic tourist visa?
- Original passport with at least 3 months validity
- Recent passport-size photo
- Completed application form
- Proof of having finances to support your travel and stay in the country
- Confirmed return ticket
- Itinerary during your period of stay in the country
- Recent bank statement
- Tax returns Proof
- Valid medical insurance
Step 2: Fill out the Schengen Visa Form Online
As the Czech Republic is a party to the Schengen Agreement, you need to fill up the Unified Schengen form. Since they are represented by France embassy, you need to fill out the form available for the France visa application/consulate.
The form is pretty long and multi-steps.
Usually, the form takes all the information like name, DOB, passport details, travel plans, and stay details. Please carefully provide all the information keeping everything the same as the passport. Wrong or mismatched information will delay the process or may cause a reason for rejection.
Step 3: Book Your Appointment
After completing the application form online, take the embassy appointment. Unline other Schengen member states whose visa is handled by VFS Global, France’s visa is handled by the embassy itself. They require a prior appointment and it has always been a backlog of applicants.
Take the appointment as soon as possible as now the waiting period at the French embassy is 2-8 weeks.
Step 4: Submit Your Application file and give Biometrics & Interview
Print the Schengen application form and prepare all the required documents for submission to the embassy.
So, keep everything organized on the previous night.
The embassy staff will also take your biometrics on that given date.
The consular officer also might ask you some basic questions regarding your justification of purposes and the documents submitted.
Please keep in mind, the French Embassy doesn’t allow any heavy bags or suitcases for the security purpose.
Step 5: Collect your Passport
Once the consulate makes the decision, they will ask you to collect the Passport. In the meantime, you can track the status online.
So, how long does a Czech tourist visa take?
The processing time for a Czech Republic Schengen visa from Bangladesh usually takes 15-20 days. Depending on the application time, and complexity of your case, it might take additional time.
Once your visa has been approved, you will receive a notification from the embassy to collect your passport both on your email and provided phone number.
The general rule is to collect the passport by yourself. In case you’re unable to take the passport, you can send someone with the authorization letter.
How much does a Czech Republic visa from Bangladesh cost?
There are 4 types of costs associated with your visa application process.
- The embassy fees
- Documents Translation & Legalizations
- Processing/ Professional Fees
For a type C Schengen visa, the applicant needs to pay the following amount to the embassy:
|children up to 6
Please Note: The fee is not refundable in case anyone gets a refusal. The amount needs to be paid in BDT amount and the final amount always depends on the bank rate.
All Schengen countries have a mandatory requirement to purchase Schengen insurance before you apply for a visa. You can buy insurance for as little as 1600 BDT, but it will go higher based on your duration and age.
If your documents are other than English or French, it needs to be translated into English. Depending on the type and number of documents, the cost varies. For translation, the typical cost of translation per page is 200-500 BDT. For notarization, it costs 30-100 BDT.
Now it comes to processing fees or professional fees by Visa consultants or lawyers. The charges range from 20,000 – 50,000 BDT.
Can Visa Processing Center Help you with a Czech tourist visa?
Yes, we will be glad to do that. As an experienced visa processing agency in Bangladesh, we can help you get a visa application done according to the Schengen visa code.
In fact, we’re privileged to assist hundreds of Bangladeshi to get their Schengen visa including Czech tourist visas. We can guide you through……
- Preparation of the required documentation
- Getting ready the financial documents
- Fill out the Schengen application forms
- And even collect the Passport from the embassy on your behalf of you
One thing we can guarantee is – You won’t have to take the stress of the tiring application process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What’s the address of the Czech Republic Consulate in Bangladesh?
The Czech Republic Consulate in Bangladesh
- Monem Business District, Level 2, East Tower
- 111 Bir Uttam C.R. Dutta Road, Dhaka – 1205, Bangladesh.
- Tel: 0088-2- 9632011-13, 9632304-10
- Honorary Consul: 0088-2- 9632317
- Fax: (O) 0088-2-9632315
What’s the address of the France Embassy in Bangladesh?
France Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Embassy of the Republic of France
- Madani Avenue, Baridhara Diplometic Enclave,
- Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
- Phone: +88 02 5566 8600, +88 02 5881 3811-14
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- General Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.