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Visa policies

The Czech Republic shares the principles of the migration and visa policies of the European Union and is currently finalizing its legal matters to match European Union law.

European Union

Since the Czech Republic entered the European Union in May 2004, domestic visa policies have been coordinated to match EU policies, which have been implemented since the mid-'80s.

From January 2006, Czech citizens can enter EU countries with only a valid machine-readable national identification cards; a visa is not required. For traveling with children, it is recommended to use a passport. If residency exceeds 90 days, citizens must register at the foreign police within the state of residence, which will automatically issue a residency permit for five years.

Foreigners travelling to the Czech Republic may use a passport, diplomatic passport or any ID. This includes citizens of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein, which are members of the European economical area.

Non-visa requirements regarding other states

With some states, the Czech Republic maintains a shared non-visa requirement and with some, a one-way non-visa requirement.

The actual list of states and types of visa contacts is available on the web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Visa regulations for other states

Visa restrictions for Czech citizens for a large number of states complicate traveling, studying and to some extent business relations. Countries that cannot be entered without a visa include: the United States (the Czech Republic and the EU are pursuing termination of the visa requirement), Australia, China, Egypt, India, Canada, North Korea, Russia and Thailand.
Citizens of states who must provide a visa to enter the Czech Republic include Ukraine, Morocco, Singapore and Brazil.





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