Calling All Russian and Indian Citizens: How Does the Suspension of Services in Moscow and Delhi Affect Your Residence Permit Applications

The recent diplomatic rift between Russia and the Czech Republic in connection with the Vrbětice case also affected the consular services for Russian citizens applying for residence permits in the Czech Republic. Additionally, the pandemic situation in India has become so much worse that the capital city, Delhi, was forced to announce a ban of movement. Therefore, accepting applications got more complicated in this country as well. What does it mean for Russian and Indian applicants? Let’s sum up all the information we know at this point. (Updated on 28 April – Moscow now accepting applications again, however there might be delays.)

Coronavirus in Czechia: Embassies Accepting New Applications for Visas and Residence Permits

For a few months, Czech embassies weren’t accepting new applications and all processes came to a halt due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Some embassies have, however, already resumed accepting new applications for visas and residence permits now that the pandemic situation has improved.