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Questions tagged [czech-republic]

For questions about traveling within the Czech Republic (also known as Czechia), a country in Central Europe

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Is there a risk to write an invitation letter for a stranger to obtain a Czech (Schengen) visa?

TLDR: Online friend wishes to visit my country in EU and I have no experience with that. Please share your experience and advice. I have an online friend from Armenia who wishes to visit Czech ...
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Using Greece-issued multiple entry tourist Schengen Visa for conference in Czech Republic

last month I visited Greece for tourism, for which I have a multiple entry Schengen tourist visa. Next month I have a conference coming up in Prague. Could I use the same visa to enter Czech ...
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Paid parking on holiday in Czechia

I'm currently parking on a public parking space in the Czech republic which is paid during the day (monday to friday), but free on weekends. Tomorrow is Easter monday, which is a high holiday. Is ...
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I have applied to work permit while staying as a student. What happens if my student visa is cancelled? [closed]

I came to Czech Republic to study and recently found a job. I have applied for a work permit and my application is received. Now, I am waiting for my work permit. I have a contract signed by both ...
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Standards of dress for a classical concert in the Czech Republic

I'm going to be on a business trip in Prague later this month and am thinking of taking an evening to attend a performance of the Czech Philharmonic at the Rudolfinum. What are the local standards for ...
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Would my fingerprints still be on file from a 2013 application?

I am from Ghana. I have been refused for a Poland schengen visa in Nigeria since 2013 up to now. I am now applying for a Czech schengen visa at Saudi Arabia. Do they stiil have my fingerprints since ...
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Is there any upside in applying earlier than 30 days when registering with the police when visiting Czech Republic as a EU citizen?

https://www.policie.cz/clanek/reporting-of-the-place-of-aliens-residence.aspx states that: An EU citizen is obliged, within 30 days from his/her entry into the Territory, to report the place of his/...
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What's the penalty for avoiding to register with the police when visiting Czech Republic as a EU citizen?

I read: In Czech Republic there is an exception for EU citizens: they must register after within 30 days and there's no penalty for failing to do so. – JonathanReez♦ ↵ Feb 18 '16 at 10:35 What's ...
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Get Schengen visa refused twice. Am I blocked from entry? [duplicate]

I get 2 refusals for a Schengen visa. The 1st was from Spain 2 years ago despite having all necessary documents to attend a meeting. The second one was from Czech Republic despite having clear ...
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Is it acceptable to bring your own food to beer gardens in Prague?

My close relatives in Russia are traveling to Prague during the winter break. As they love beer and this is the Czech Republic we are talking about, they are definitely gonna tour the beer gardens. ...
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Is it legal for a Schengen consulate to refuse issuing a visa to children during school time?

A friend of mine was trying to apply for a Czech tourist visa with his wife and two children. He had a letter from the school certifying that the school won't object to their absence. However, the VFS ...
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How to make sure health-care bill in a foreign country is paid?

My mother traveled from India to the Czech republic on holiday. There, she required emergency healthcare. The hospital staff was friendly and efficient; the health issues were quickly resolved. Now, ...
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Can the Czech Republic revoke a UK driving licence and impose a ban?

If a UK citizen residing in the Czech Republic receives a driving ban for a minor offence (not displaying a front numberplate) and he holds a UK driving licence, do the Czech authorities have have the ...
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Can I leave the Schengen area and go back if I receive an employee card? [closed]

I received a long-term visa to the Czech Republic (single entry) for employment purposes. I heard that the next step will be showing up at the Foreign Police within 3 days of arrival for biometric ...
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Is a travel insurance necessary when transiting through Prague? [duplicate]

Because of price, instead of taking a flight to Berlin, I have had a flight to Prague booked, and will take a bus to Germany. I am aware that a travel insurance is necessary as a tourist in Czech ...
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Travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I need help with the covering letter which is supposed to be used for VISA filing from India for Schengen Visa. Also, I have everything booked except the inter country transportation, which we are ...
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Can a German citizen invite me to the Czech Republic while living abroad?

A German friend of mine lives in Taiwan. He is on a short trip to the Hague right now. We would like to travel together to the Czech Republic for 14 days. I have an Iranian passport but living in ...
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Student Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a Czech Republic student visa, can I visit someone in Germany with my student visa or student ID? Or like do I have to apply for another visa?
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Being a permanent resident in the Czech Republic, Russian nationality. Do I need a visa to travel to the UK for 1 week (business trip)?

I am Russian, but live for past 15 years in the Czech Republic with a permanent residency card. I have a permanent job in the Czech Republic and now I need to go on a business trip to the UK. Do I ...
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Visa for travel through Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic?

I will be flying to Austria, then driving to Slovakia and the Czech Republic. I am not an EU or US citizen. I will be flying out of and back to JFK (Indian passport with a valid US visa). Do I need ...
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Schengen tourist visa bank statement for an Indian student

I'm a senior undergrad, planning on a winter break trip to the Czech republic. My father's sponsoring my trip, but he is self employed and the balance in each of his accounts fluctuate highly between ...
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Can I travel to Schengen countries with a Czech Republic employee card? [closed]

Can I travel to Schengen countries with a Czech Republic employee card?
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Schengen visa from the Czech Republic for travel only within the Czech Republic. I want to travel to Vienna and Berlin. Can I do that? [closed]

I am travelling to the Czech Republic and have got my Schengen visa, but now I am planning to alter the itinerary and also visit Vienna and Berlin. Can I do this?
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Schengen tourist visa right after student visa expires (South Korean passport holder) [duplicate]

I have a passport from South Korea, and I have a student visa from the Czech Republic valid from January 2017 to september 2017. I moved to Germany on 31st of August and I'm still here. (6th ...
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Can I travel from Serbia to Budapest with just my Czech Republic ID? [duplicate]

Does the train from Beograde to Budapest stop at the border or does the passport controller come into the train?
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Another driver pulled me over on the motorway and asked for petrol. Was it a scam attempt? [closed]

These days, I was driving on the D11 in Czechia in the early evening hours. Shortly before Prague, I had stopped at a service area. Not too long after I had pulled out and was back on the motorway, I ...
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Czechia or Czech Republic (or both)?

A friend travelling in Europe is attempting to tell me that the Czech Republic is now called 'Czechia' (arguing it's a 'new' country if counting, but that's a side issue). From what I can find ...
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Czech vs Czechia - which should I use to talk with Czech citizens?

I know the country had been named Czech Republic but it has been changed to Czechia recently. The name seems to have failed to gain popularity around the world so far, though (you can easily find some ...
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Overstay in Prague by one day

This summer, my friend from Thailand will come to see me in Prague, Czech Repulic. He applied for a Schengen tourist visa type C and received it, valid for 30 days with 15 days of the stay. Due to ...
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Why do Prague streets use double street addresses?

I'm traveling to Prague and I noticed that every street has double addresses, one red and another blue. What's the story behind that?
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What do I need proof for sufficient funds for traveling in Czech Republic?

I'm a US passport holder. Next month I'm planning to visit Prague to see my girlfriend and I'm hoping to be there from beginning of July to end of August. I'm going to buy roundtrip tickets at once ...
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App for bicycle navigation in Prague?

I usually use Google Maps for navigation in places I travel to. But Google Maps has no bike navigation for routes in Prague, only for going by car and on foot. Bike lanes seem to be well hidden in ...
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Czech crown or euros/dollars? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Europe in 11 days. I'm going to UK, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary, and here in Chile I can exchange Chilean pesos to sterling pounds, dollars and euros. I'm particularly ...
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Can you ride an RX train with a ticket for an R train?

Via the internet site of German Rail I bought a train ticket for a ride with an R train between two cities in the Czech Republic. Now I saw there is a different connection between the two cities I ...
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Crossing the Austria-Czech border in a hire car

Are there any restrictions on hire cars when you cross borders within the EU? I'm thinking about hiring a car in Linz, Austria and driving to Česky Krumlov, Czech Republic (about an hour away) and ...
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What are the options of getting from Dresden (Germany) to Český Krumlov (Czech Republic)?

My husband and I are going to travel from Dresden to Český Krumlov the last week of December. We searched for train and bus but the train option seems to be unavailable between the two cities (https://...
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How to get to understand a culture as best one can through the internet

I'll be going to Prague later this year during Christmas and this will be my first trip to Europe. I don't know very much as to what to expect other than some general etiquette guides from the ...
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Are people in Hungary and Slovakia friendly? [closed]

OK, so I've been living in the Netherlands for almost 3 years and I find the locals are not open enough for making new friends. They mostly stick to their little friend circles. And the culture is a ...
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Dutch Residency Visa and Schengen Area Travel (Czech Republic)

I have a valid residency permit (till March 2017) for the Netherlands. I was wondering, would I be able to travel to the Czech republic with it, without having to apply for a Schengen visa? I am ...
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Closest rollercoaster/amusement park from Prague?

From Prague by public transport, what would be the closest proper amusement park? With 'proper' meaning attractions are not just for kids and it's not an aqua park. Googling around I have been able ...
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Train carriages in the Czech Republic

I bought a train seat ticket in the Czech Republic and I got a seat in a carriage 369. This number is very high; there aren't 369 carriages on that train, of course. My second thought was it must be a ...
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What are the taxi options from Prague Airport?

My Dad will be arriving into Prague airport Terminal 1 at 22:40 tonight. I called AAA taxis to book a cab but they said they can only wait ten minutes so better call them when he has picked up his ...
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How good is credit card acceptance in Czech Republic?

For travelers in Czech Republic, how common is it to be able to pay using a card (Visa/Mastercard)? Can you pay for public transport tickets by card? Can you generally pay in restaurants by card? Is ...
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Will we be required to use a PIN associated with our credit cards in Central Europe?

We are headed to Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic in a couple of weeks and heard we may be required to use a PIN along with our credit cards. Is this true? I don't even know what my PIN is!
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What does “K+M+B 2016” mean in when written on a church wall?

I was recently in Prague, and while visiting churches I saw several times the inscription "K+M+B 2016" (sometimes with a C instead of K) written in chalk on a wall or a door. I only saw this in (...
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Traffic jams driving on the D1 from Praha to Brno [duplicate]

We will leave tomorrow morning to Brno. Are there are any road works that might cause jams? I saw that just before Brno there is a long part of workings, it's possible to Block the cars flow. Any ...
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How much country-side can I see by train [Prague-Kutna Hora]?

I am visiting Prague in the near future. I really want to travel somewhere outside of Prague that doesn't have too many tourists. I really want to experience more than just the tourist traps and ...
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Residence permit for PhD student [closed]

I am not an EU citizen and currently I am doing a PhD in Switzerland possessing a B permit. I plan to terminate my contract and start PhD anew in Prague (3+ years). As I understood my B permit will be ...
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Can I travel across EU with my student visa?

I am a non-EU citizen and am a PhD student in the Czech Republic. When I had my visa of type D, it says valid for CZ not Schengen States. That being stated, I can understand that I can only ...
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How much time to reserve for a visit to Mucha Museum in Prague?

Roughly how long do people take on average when visiting the Mucha Museum in Prague, say is it an hour or two, half day or all day? I am trying to plan a day in Prague and I can't find any proper ...