Visa Information

Czech Republic is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that Schengen citizens may enter the Czech Republic for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Click here to determine if you are exempt from needing a visa.

As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa. See the list of countries whose citizens require a Visa here. It must be applied for from the relevant Czechian embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence. The application process can take up to 6 weeks or more. We strongly encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible. Strict security requirements may cause delays in visa processing. 

Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. 

Letters of invitation

Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be issued to people who have completed the registration process and paid the registration fee in full. If you need an official invitation by the Czech police then there is an additional requirement for your accommodation booked for the duration of your stay during the congress dates to be paid for in full.

There are 2 types of invitation letters, please kindly contact your embassy in order to find out which of the following documents are required for your application: 

1. Official invitation by the congress organiser – required information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of citizenship (country which issued your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Date of expiry of your passport

Official Invitation Letters by the congress organiser will be sent in PDF form to the email address provided. If you require a paper copy, we can send it by regular post (without tracking the delivery) or using express delivery service (FedEx, DHL – with tracking, recommended). 

2. Official invitation by the Foreigners’ Department of the Czech Police – required information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of citizenship (country which issued your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue of your passport
  • Date of expiry of your passport
  • Permanent address

The fee for the official invitation from the Foreigners Department of the Czech Police is 65 EUR. This process takes several weeks so it´s strongly recommended to apply at least 3 months prior to the Congress. 

For questions regarding the visa invitation letter application process, please email us at: ges2021.registration@aimgroup.eu.

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