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introduction
VFS Global is a commercial company, working in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Russia. Visa service centres provides visa information services (website and email enquiry service) and manage the Visa Service Centre. Your visa application will be processed and decided by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg VFS and none of its Visa service centre staff cannot give immigration advices nor can they influence the outcome of your visa application. If any member of staff employed by Visa service centre claims to be able to influence your visa application, you should inform the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg as soon as possible.

Czech Visa Service Centre in Saint-Petersburg accepts applications only for short-term Schengen visa (stay in the Schengen area is up to 90 days).

Dear applicants applying in Czech Visa Service Centre in Saint-Petersburg: Fees may be paid in cash in Roubles only. You need to apply directly to Czech Republic Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg in case you fall under any of the below stated categories

Third Country National
Long term visa applications
Resident permit

Please note: You can also submit your documents to obtain short-term visa to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg. To apply directly at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Saint-Petersburg you have to book an appointment by calling our call-center at +7 (812) 612-20-03. To book an appointment please prepare applicant's international passport data. More information at the website of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Saint-Petersburg.

Dear Applicants! Please be informed about the new procedure of calculating days spent with a Schengen visa effective from 18 October 2013. More information here.

More information about territorial competency when applying for a visa can be found here.

Applicants are solely responsible for the applications they submit. Any false documents or other misrepresentation of information in support of their application will have a direct bearing on the judgment of their application by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg.


Visa Application Process

Individual
When you personally submit your documents at the visa service centre
Step 1 : Click, "All About Visas". Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your 'purpose of visit' – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg to decide on.
Step 2 : Complete your application form electronically or fill it manually with Black Ink and in bold letters. Please ensure you do not leave any section of the form blank.
Step 3 : If the application has been completed electronically you must print the form and checklist. Note: You cannot save the form as it is fill able form only
Step 4 : Check fees payable, payment options and documents required. All such details can be found in the respective visa categories under the section 'All about Your Visas'.
Step 5 : Sign form/s at all indicated places.
Step 6 : Ensure photos are strictly as per New Photo Specifications.
Step 7 : Check processing time to plan your travel accordingly.
Step 8 : Attach all supporting documents required as per the Checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted
Step 9 : Visit the visa service centre during the working hours to submit your Application along with the passport and required documents at Czech Visa service centre in Saint-Petersburg by person. Visa Service centre cannot accept applications in case you application does not meet the mandatory requirements
Step 10 : You must carry your Russian local passport. Staff at the visa service centre will ask for this document before accepting the application. We request you to please cooperate with the staff at the visa service centre to complete the submission process.
In case of Family(father/daughter/son/wife/husband) Family member can submit applications on behalf of other family members.
Step 11 : Wait for decision and continue Tracking your applicationonline.
Step 12 : Collect your passport. Your passport will be returned to you by the mode of delivery opted by you when submitted the application. Allow for 2-3 days transit time or courier return applications. Transit times differ by location and do take into account any public holidays for Visa service centre. Read document collection process carefully
 
 
Representative
When you decide not to go personally but ask someone else to submit your documents to visa service centre. Here someone else does not mean close relatives. Representative can submit the application on behalf of applicant in case following conditions are satisfied:

Applicant has travelled/ used the previously issued Schengen Visas and;

Photocopies of Schengen visas issued previously and;

Applicant has authorized you by way of original power of attorney

Step 1 : Click, "All About Visas". Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your 'purpose of visit' – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Czech Republic to decide on.
Step 2 : Complete your application electronically or fill it manually with Black Ink and in bold letters. Please ensure you do not leave any section of the form blank.
Step 3 : If the application has been completed electronically you must print the form and checklist. Note: You cannot save the form as it is fill able form only
Step 4 : Check fees payable, payment options and documents required. All such details can be found in the respective visa categories under the section 'All about Your Visas'.
Step 5 : Sign form/s at all indicated places.
Step 6 : Ensure photos are strictly as per New Photo Specifications.
Step 7 : Check processing time to plan your travel accordingly.
Step 8 : Attach all supporting documents required as per the Checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
Step 9 : Your representative should visit the visa service centre during the working hours to submit your Application along with the passport and required documents at Czech Visa service centre in Moscow by person. Visa Service centre cannot accept applications in case you application does not meet the mandatory requirements
Step 10 : Representative is required to show/submit the following documents.
Original notarized authorisation letter signed by you. Download sample authorization letter.
Internal passport
Step 11 : Wait for decision and continue Tracking your application online.
Step 12 : Collect your passport. Your passport will be returned to you by the mode of delivery opted by you when submitted the application. Allow for 2-3 days transit time or courier return applications. Transit times differ by location and do take into account any public holidays for Visa service centre. Read document collection process carefully
 
 
Accredited Travel Agents
When you decide not to go personally but ask accredited Travel agency to submit your documents to visa service centre. Please click here to see the list of accredited travel agency.
Step 1 : Click, "All About Visas". Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your 'purpose of visit' – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Czech Republic to decide on.
Step 2 : Complete your application online or fill it manually with Black Ink and in bold letters. Please ensure you do not leave any section of the form blank.
Step 3 : If the application has been completed online you must print the form and checklist. Note: You cannot save the form as it is fill able form only
Step 4 : Check fees payable, payment options and documents required. All such details can be found in the respective visa categories under the section 'All about Your Visas'.
Step 5 : Sign form/s at all indicated places.
Step 6 : Ensure photos are strictly as per New Photo Specifications.
Step 7 : Check processing time to plan your travel accordingly.
Step 8 : Attach all supporting documents required as per the Checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
Step 9 : should visit the visa service centre during the working hours to submit your Application along with the passport and required documents at Czech Visa service centre in Saint-Petersburg by person. Visa Service centre cannot accept applications in case you application does not meet the mandatory requirements
Step 10 : Representative is required to show/submit the following documents.
Original authorisation letter signed from accredited travel agency.
Internal passport
Access to submission area is restricted to only those who are issued accredited cards by Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg .
Step 11 : Wait for decision and continue Tracking your applicationonline.
Step 12 : Collect your passport. Your passport will be returned to you by the mode of delivery opted by you when submitted the application. Allow for 2-3 days transit time or courier return applications. Transit times differ by location and do take into account any public holidays for Visa service centre. Read document collection process carefully
 
 
Documents collection process
You can collect your visa application in person or you can ask a travel agent, tour operator, friend or relative to collect it on your behalf.
Option 1 : Applicants collecting their documents in person must present the following:
Proof of your identity (Russian passport). Staffs at the visa application centre verify your identity before the passport is given back to you.
All original receipts that you were given in the visa application centre when you submitted your visa application.
Service agreement
Option 2 : If a representative is collecting your documents on your behalf they must present the following documents:
Original notarized authorisation letter signed by you. Download sample authorization letter.  In case original letter is submitted at the time of submission of visa application then please provide photocopy.
All original receipts that you were given in the visa application centre when you submitted your visa application.
Service agreement
Option 3 : Close relatives must present the following in order to collect the passports of applicants:
Proof of your identity (Russian passport). Staffs at the visa application centre verify your identity before the passport is given back to you.
All original receipts that you were given in the visa application centre when you submitted your visa application.
Service agreement
Relationship proof with the applicant
Option 4 : If representative of accredited Travel agency is collecting your documents on your behalf they must present the following documents:
Proof of your identity (Russian passport). Staffs at the visa application centre verify your identity before the passport is given back to you.
All original receipts that you were given in the visa application centre when you submitted your visa application.
Service agreement
Accredited card.

The collection times and visa application centre address are given on the Contact us page on this website. You can only collect your documents within these set times.

In view the above stated points, alternatively you may choose to have your documents delivered to your home or business address using the courier service (fee payable). Please see the additional services page on this website for more information about courier services.

Please Note: If you have lost your receipts then you must come in person to collect your passport and provide us a signed letter as an acknowledgment of passport collection. The visa application centre will not give your passport to your nominated person in this case.

Uncollected documents

You must collect the decision on your visa application, passport and supporting documents within 45 days from the date it reaches the visa application centre. If you do not collect your passport within this period then visa application centre will return it to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg If this is the case, you will need to email the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg to request for your documents. The visa application centre will not be able to help you once the 30 days has past and your documents have been sent to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in St. Petersburg.

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