Applied for a Czech Visa Abroad? How Did It Go?

#LifeInCzechia Applying for a Schengen visa can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. In this blog post, I’ll share my personal experience of obtaining a Schengen visa for the Czech Republic while studying abroad in Türkiye. Specifically, I’ll focus on applying for a short-term visa for an internship.

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Choosing the Right Visa:

Before starting the application process, it’s important to determine the type of Schengen visa that suits your situation. For my internship, I needed a short-term visa. Selecting the correct visa category is crucial to avoid complications

Document Checklist:

To prepare for your visa application, gather the following essential documents: (Remember to make photocopies of all your documents.)

    • Letter of Acceptance from the Company/Organization
    • Health Insurance from VZP to cover your stay in the Czech Republic
    • Appointment confirmation from VFS Global
    • Erasmus Mobility Letter of Agreement
    • Grant agreement from your university
    • Criminal record check
    • Copy of previous Schengen visa (if applicable)
    • Residence Permit Card
    • Passport
    • Accommodation Letter
    • C-11 Erasmus document (available on the VFS official website)
    • Daily Schedule (available on the VFS official website)
    • PNR document (available on the VFS official website)
    • Completed Questionnaire (available on the VFS official website)
    • Two passport-sized photographs (4.5 x 3.5)
    • Completed Visa Application Form (available on the VFS official website)
    • Flight reservations
    • Student certificate

Scheduling an Appointment:

Once you have all the required documents, schedule an appointment with VFS Global. During the appointment, you’ll submit your application and make the payment. After a successful payment, you’ll be able to collect your fingerprint.

Application Submission and Waiting Time:

After submitting your application, you’ll need to wait approximately 7-14 days before collecting your passport at VFS Global.


I hope sharing my experience helps those who need to apply for a Schengen visa. Keep in mind that specific requirements may vary depending on your circumstances and the embassy or consulate you’re applying to. For accurate and up-to-date information, always visit the official website of the relevant embassy or consulate.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, so you can enjoy your #LifeInCzechia. If you want to feel at home, check out our categories of “Living” and “Practical Tips for Expats” where you find all kinds of tips and information for a smooth transition to your new life.

Source of the information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VFS Global Türkiye

Dendi Sulaksana

Hey, I'm Dendi, originally from Bali, Indonesia, I'm currently studying in Turkey and doing an internship in Brno, Czech Republic. Living in a foreign country has given me a unique perspective on the challenges and excitement that come with it. I believe in embracing new cultures and making the most of every experience. So, let's embark on this journey together.

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