Visas for the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located within the so-called Schengen Area, which is the European Union's passport-free travel zone. The full list of countries whose citizens are required visa to travel to the Schengen Area can be found here. If you are a citizen of any country within the European Union, you don't need any sort of visa and can travel to the Czech Republic on your passport or national ID. Otherwise, the decision on whether you need or don't need a visa is based on your citizenship, not on the country from which you travel to Europe.

You need a visa:

if you have a single citizenship in any of these countries (click on the link to direct you to the relevant Embassy of the Czech Republic):

In this case, please contact the local Czech embassy and submit an application for visa. The short-term visa (stays under 90 days) is suitable for the conference. An official invitation letter from the conference organizers may be necessary for the visa application - this letter will be available for you in the Downloads section after you login to the conference registration system. 

You don't need a visa:

for a short-term stay (up to 90 days) in the Czech Republic/Schengen Area if you are a citizen of any of these countries:

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Singapore

If not sure, please consult the nearest embassy or consulate of the Czech Republic. The local organizing team does not handle visa applications and is not responsible for complications at the port of entry caused by traveling without visa or on a wrong visa type.