From 1 December 2017, a new appointment booking system has been introduced at Czech consulates. Applicants must now request a long-term visa or residence permit appointment by email.
However, requests for appointments sent during December show that the process and timing vary significantly between consulates (from several weeks to several months).
Consulates at which it was challenging to obtain appointments in 2017 continue to grant appointments for up to several months after the appointment request.
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