People have to wait longer to get Czech visa

17 October 2007 (12:55)

Applicants willing to get a visa in order to go to the Czech Republic will now have to wait for ten rather than seven days. The spokesperson for Yekaterinburg municipal council says the consulate has to spend some extra time on looking through the applications more thoroughly, since the Czech Republic is now part of the Schengen information system and therefore has to make sure it lets through no unwelcome travelers who have been filed into a single European database.

Apart from that, applicants for a Czech visa must provide copies of their Russian passports (the pages that have a stamp verifying that these citizens do have an international passport), and the consular fees that could heretofore be paid at the diplomatic mission will now have to be paid through a bank.

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