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Czech Republic

Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

Consular services are suspended. Ukraine citizens can enter the Czech Republic without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180 days period. A valid biometric passport is required.

Any special considerations

The Czech government has sent several trains to the border of Ukraine to assist with evacuations. Once Ukrainian citizens are in Czech territory, they can apply for a special long-term visa and work permit at the respective workplace of the Czech Ministry of Interior and Czech Labour Office. Covid-19 restrictions were lifted for Ukraine nationals coming from Ukraine. Vaccination certificate, certificate of negative Covid-19 test, or Covid-19 recovery certificate are not required. 

If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

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Non-Ukraine nationals in Ukraine

Situations where they can apply for visas in Ukraine

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Any special considerations

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If they cannot apply for visas in Ukraine, alternative options

If non-Ukraine nationals cannot enter the Czech Republic based on visa-free entry, they can apply: (a) in their home country, (b) in the country where they have a long-term or permanent residence (except Ukraine), (c) in the country where their passport was issued, (d) in the case of exception under Act no. 429/2010 Coll., as amended, at any Czech embassy.

Ukraine nationals in Destination Country

Options

Ukraine citizens with valid permanent residence in the Czech Republic, which is going to expire in less than 14 days and cannot be prolonged, can apply for a special type of long-term visa. If they have a work permit as well, they can continue to work in the Czech Republic. If Ukrainian citizens have a permit which can be prolonged, they can apply for the prolongation according to standard rules. 

Other considerations

Ukraine nationals who already applied for residence permit at the Czech embassy in Ukraine can complete the proceedings in the Czech Republic.

Czech consulates in Russia suspended their services for Russian applicants (i.e. there is no possibility to submit an application for a visa/permit at this moment).

As of March 2, 2022, Ukrainian nationals are being offered temporary protection that will start immediately, across the EU, and last for one year. If the situation persists, this period will be automatically extended twice by six monthly periods for up to one year. This temporary protection means; 1. Residency Rights, 2. Access to the labor market subject to Member States’ labor market policies, 3. Access to housing, 4. Social Welfare, 5. Medical or other assistance, and 6. Unaccompanied children and teenagers are entitled to legal guardianship and access to education.

Links to latest Government information

https://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/informace-pro-obcany-ukrajiny.aspx?q=Y2hudW09Mg%3d%3d

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/where_to_submit_application/long_term_visa_long_term_residence.html

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/list_of_states_whose_citizens_are_exempt/index.html

EUR-Lex – 52022PC0091 – EN – EUR-Lex (europa.eu)