Czech Republic: New Visa Center in Dresden to Centralize Application Process in Schengen Area

Last Updated on March 19, 2023

Key Points  

  • The Czech Republic will centralize the processing of all long-term visa and residence permit applications submitted in the Schengen Area to a new consular office located in Dresden, Germany


The government of the Czech Republic plans to open a new consulate office in Dresden, Germany, beginning May 1, 2023. The office will be responsible for processing long-term visa and residence permits submitted by foreign nationals in the Schengen Area. Effective 30 April 2023, other Czech consulates within the Schengen Area will cease processing of long-term visa and residence permits submitted by foreign nationals.

What are the Changes?

The new office is intended to provide timely and standardized processing of visa and residence permit applications from throughout the Schengen area. According to the government announcement, the consular office will be open to appointments via email beginning March 15, 2023.

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the Czech Republic’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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