Are you headed to explore the cultural landscape of Central Europe this summer? Ancient castles, Bohemian Paradise and medieval architecture await you in the Czech Republic. Have you fixed an appointment at your nearest Schengen visa consulate for the trip yet? Are you not getting dates for Schengen Visa appointment for the Czech Republic?
Consulates around the world receive a large number of applications at this time of the year. The Czech consulate receives close to half a million applications per year. With a visa rejection rate of about 4% annually, it comes as no surprise that you have been struggling to arrange for an appointment for Schengen visa for the Czech Republic.
This is where we come in! In this article, we will help you get a Schengen visa appointment at the earliest. We will also tell you what to do in the case that no appointment dates are available. Or if you would like, you could fill our Schengen visa appointment form, if you want us to handle it for you.
How to get a Schengen visa appointment for the Czech Republic?
There are two options for getting a Schengen visa appointment :
Directly from the consulate
Via a third party website like VFSGlobal
VFSGlobal is known to handle at least 100 applications per day. For their services, VFSGlobal does charge a ‘handling fee’ of $25 or more in some cases. However, we must remind you that the appointment dates are subject to availability.
Are you planning on visiting multiple Schengen countries? If you are, make sure that you are applying to the right consulate.
Once you have got the right consulate, the next step is to select the right jurisdiction. For this, you will have to find out the nearest consulate with whom you need to apply for the Schengen Visa appointment. For this, we advise you to browse our website for more articles on each consulate.
Find out more about getting Czech Schengen visa approved here.
What do I do when appointment dates for Schengen visa are unavailable?
Here are a few things you can do when you are finding it difficult to get a Schengen visa appointment.
Try booking with another jurisdiction
Are you finding it difficult to get an appointment date in your city? We suggest that you look for another jurisdiction. The usual observation is that most consulates are booked well in advance, so this may or may not work successfully.
Try booking with another Schengen Visa Consulate
Are you applying to main Schengen countries for a visa appointment? The main Schengen countries like France, Italy, Germany, have a large number of applicants all the year round. This is the main reason why getting an appointment date for Schengen visa becomes increasingly difficult. In such a situation, you could apply at other consulates like Slovakia or Malta, as they receive far lesser applications compared to the other consulates.
What you will need to do for this is, produce proof of tentative travel plans to a country like Slovakia or Malta. We can help provide you with temporary flight and hotel bookings. Once you receive a confirmation for the visa appointment, you can travel to the Schengen country and move around as you please.
Wait for someone to cancel their Schengen Visa appointment
Sounds risky, doesn’t it? But it sure is worth a try. What you need to do in this case is, wait for someone to cancel their Schengen Visa application and hope to get an appointment in their place. For this, you will need to keep multiple tabs open for all the consulates in your city and watch intently. Do not forget to refresh regularly or you will lose your chance!
We strongly recommend that you do not discard this option as there have been many scenarios where our customers have been able to get an appointment date by waiting patiently. We have a team to help you through this. This team is dedicated watches intently for any openings that might come up in Schengen visa appointment slots.
If you are interested in this service, please fill our Schengen visa appointment form and we will take it from there.
Do you want us to get your Schengen visa appointment?
If you are still struggling to get an appointment for Schengen visa for the Czech Republic, we can help you get it in the following countries:
We are trying to expand these services to more countries every month.
This service is provided by us, typically for corporate employees who need to travel to Schengen countries in a short notice of 1-2 weeks. This option, however, is subject to the availability of slots in the preferred consulate, but we also try in all the nearest consulates available.
Find out more about getting Czech Schengen visa in 7 days here.
The price for the Schengen visa appointment is not fixed by us at Travel Visa Bookings, as the quote for a Schengen visa appointment can vary depending on the region of operation. We charge a nominal fee of $35 to book an appointment for you. Once you have filled our form, you will have to pay $10 as initial fee so that the team can start looking for an appointment for you at your earliest convenience.
To get your Schengen visa appointment done with us please follow the below steps:
Fill the form and make the initial payment through direct bank transfer or via PayPal.
You will receive an email with the form and other details.
Within 8 hours, we will respond to you with the availability of an appointment slot, city and the fees for the appointment.
Once we get a confirmation from you, we will get you an appointment with a reference number to verify.
There you have it! You can now attend your appointment and apply for Schengen Visa for the Czech Republic!
FAQs -Schengen Visa
Please read through the following section to have some of your queries answered.
Can you get me my Visa appointment?
Most certainly! We can definitely assist you in getting a Schengen visa appointment. We can also handle the request for your family. Please fill the form below:
Is the fee chargeable for Schengen Visa for the Czech Republic the same for adults and children?
No, the visa fees chargeable for children aged between 6-12 years is 35 Euros, while children below the age of 6 years are not charged for the same.
Can I verify the appointment on the government website?
To verify the appointment you can visit the government or the VFS website.
What can I expect to be asked in the interview?
You can be asked questions about your travel whereabouts, trip itinerary and other travel related queries.
Can I take an appointment for the whole family?
No, you have to make individual appointments for each member. However, if you make an appointment with VFSglobal, then you can make 5 appointments from a single account. The dates of the appointments will vary as all 5 appointments may not all be available on one day.
How long does it take to get a Schengen visa appointment?
We usually take 8-10 hours as we will be checking with every consulate to get you an appointment date at the earliest.
How long does it take for the visa to be processed?
We advise Schengen visa applicants to book appointments at least 24 hours before submission. The visa processing will be completed 10 days prior to the date of travel. VFS receives the last batch of passports from the concerned embassy at 4:30 pm every day. All passports are then usually dispatched that evening and delivered by next day.
How much time will I have, to complete the payment once I have received the appointment date?
We make about 250 appointments a day. On a day when the demand is high, you have less than an hour to make the payment and complete the appointment. Upon not receiving a confirmation from you within an hour, we will offer the appointment to another applicant. Our reseller can put the appointment to auction sometimes and usually, we always have takers.
In which countries do you provide the Schengen Visa appointment booking service?
We are currently in operation in India, US and UK.
What details will you require from me for booking an appointment?
Details required are your name, passport number, passport expiry date, passport issue date etc. Please bear in mind that the information needed by the consulate varies from one country to another. We will be in touch with you in case we need additional information.
How much would it cost to get a Schengen Visa appointment?
The cost to get an appointment varies from one consulate to another. It also depends on the urgency of procuring an appointment date. The earlier the request for a date, the more expensive it is. We charge $35 as the service fee.
Can I take the appointment for multiple applicants?
It is difficult to get multiple appointments in one day. In the case of more than 3 or 4 applicants, we can provide appointments on different dates or in different consulates.
Do I need to apply for a travel insurance?
You will be required to produce travel insurance if you are applying for a short-term Schengen visa for Czech Republic. The insurance must cover the entire period of intended stay with a minimum amount of 30,000 Euros.
Is the appointment booking refundable?
The booking fee is refundable only in the case that you cancel the booking before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to find you a slot. In the case that we make an appointment, however, we will not be able to refund you.
My application for Schengen visa got cancelled. What do I do?
We advise you to revisit the rejection letter to identify the cause of rejection. If the submitted documents were incorrect, you can apply to the same consulate or another embassy again for a visa, as you will be treated as a new applicant.
Can I get the appointment if I pay a higher fee/amount?
We operate strictly on a first come first serve basis, so you would have to wait your turn.
What is the accepted mode of payment?
Currently, we accept payment through Western Union or PayPal. Please do note that we also accept direct bank transfer.
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