How long does it take to process my visa/residence application? 

Answer: Please refer to the table below.

# of daysType of visa/residency
14 Short-term visa
30 Certificate of the temporary residence of an EU citizen
60 Temporary residence for a EU family member/partner, who himself is not a EU citizen; or Long-term residence permit for the purpose of business, employment, studies Permanent residence
90 Long- term visa
270 Long-term residence permits for the purpose of family reunification.


What are my options if the Immigration office does not process my application on time?

Answer: You should request an acceleration of proceeding time by filing a petition via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by letter to the Immigration Office where your application was submitted (all correspondence must be done in Czech).

If the above does not result in your application being accelerated, we can assist you further in filing a petition against the inactivity of the administrative authority to the superior body of the Immigration Office at:

Komise pro rozhodování ve věcech pobytu cizinců

Nám. Hrdinů 1634/3

Poštovní schránka 155/S0

140 21 Praha 4


When should I extend my visa?

Answer: The application must be submitted at the Immigration Office of the Ministry of Interior no earlier than 90 days and no later than 14 days before your current visa/residence permit expires.