Renowned for its rich architectural treasure, the Bohemian paradise and mountains to match, the Czech Republic welcomes you with open arms. Are you headed to the Czech Republic any time soon? Have you been struggling to arrange for a visa appointment from New Delhi?
In 2017, the consulate at New Delhi issued close to 13100 visas.
This goes to show that the New Delhi consulate gets a large number of applications all year round and getting an appointment can be time-consuming.
Do not panic though! Read this article to find out what to do to get a Czech Schengen visa appointment and what you should do if you are unable to get one. We can also book your Czech Schengen visa appointment for you, by filling out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you have your appointment, you can head on over to our related article to get all of your required documentation in order.
How to get a Czech Schengen Visa appointment in New Delhi- The Basics
Here’s how to book a Czech Schengen visa appointment from New Delhi:
The Czech Consulate has outsourced all visa applications from India to VFS Global.
Visa applications from New Delhi are collected and examined by the Czech Consulate after they go through the VFS Global appointment and tracking systems.
After filling the visa application form, you will be redirected to the VFS Global official website.
Now click on the option to “Schedule an appointment“.
Now click on “New User“.
Fill in the details in the form below, to gain access to the online appointment booking portal. You can select date and time slot based on your convenience.
VFSGlobal is known to have the bandwidth to support at least 30 applicants any given day. An appointment at VFSGlobal is not usually easy to get as it is subject to availability. Depending on when you want your appointment slot, the handling charge for this service will be $25 or more.
Visit this link to find out more information on the application submission process for Czech Schengen visas in New Delhi.
What to do when there are no appointment slots available for Czech Schengen visa?
You can try one of the following options if you are having trouble getting a Czech Schengen visa appointment date:
Have you tried applying in a different jurisdiction?
Is the wait for your Czech Schengen visa appointment cutting too close to your travel date? In this case, wait no longer and try to apply at the next closest jurisdiction. We suggest that you turn your attention to other nearby centres.
Have you tried changing the main Schengen consulate of your visit?
Main Schengen countries like Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are usually booked out for a couple of months at a stretch. In these cases, you can try your luck by applying to another consulate of countries like Slovakia or Malta. These countries do not have a large incursion of applicants which makes it easier to secure an appointment with these consulates.
Remember that you will have to show tentative travel plans to this country in order to secure a visa appointment. We can help you with this. Just follow this link to make the temporary flight and hotel bookings and we will take care of the rest for you.
Please read our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available.
Wait for a cancellation of a Czech Schengen visa appointment
Albeit risky, this option is not one to discard. There are no guarantees that you will be able to secure a visa. What we suggest you do is to wait for someone to cancel their Czech Schengen visa appointment. Try and book that slot as soon as it becomes available. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates in your area and do not forget to refresh the tabs.
There have been multiple cases wherein our customers have secured an appointment just by waiting for a cancellation. We also have a dedicated team that watches for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can help secure a booking as soon as a slot opens up. If you are interested in this service, please fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Do you want us to get you your Czech Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Czech Schengen visa in the following countries:
Our customers residing in India, US and UK, who are corporate employees and business professionals, usually in need of a visa immediately. We can arrange for Schengen visas for our customers within a short span of 1-2 weeks.
This option is subject to the availability of slots in the preferred consulate. We will also try to get you an appointment in all the nearest consulates.
We are not the authority in fixing the appointment fee, but we get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them for an appointment and this quote depends on the demand at that time. Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form. We would like to inform you that no payment is needed initially. We will contact our agents for an appointment for you.
Within 8 hours of the payment, we will send you an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate where it is available.
Once we receive your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number for you to verify.
Click here to know more about getting a Czech Schengen visa appointment in 7 days here.
Now, you can go ahead and attend the interview!
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
Have queries? Read on to have them answered!
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
No, you will have to make individual appointments for each member of your family. If you go through VFSGlobal, then using a single account you can book up to five Schengen visa appointments. Please note that the dates for each of the 5 appointments may vary as they may not be available on a single day.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can assist you in getting a Czech Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. For this, just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I have my appointment verified?
You can have your appointment verified on the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount do I have to pay to get an appointment?
The amount to be paid varies from one consulate to another. We charge INR 1000 as the service fee, above the quote specified by the agents. The date of the appointment also determines the appointment fee. The earlier your request for an appointment, the higher you will have to pay.
Can I pay a higher fee to get the appointment on priority?
We operate purely on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn to come up.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
The fee is fully refundable if you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one. But once we receive a confirmation from you, it is non-refundable.
Could my Czech Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, your Czech Schengen visa application could be rejected by the consulate for a number of reasons. Commonly it is rejected because of:
- Travel insurance invalidity
- No evidence of travel itinerary
Applicants can apply up to 90 days prior to the date of travel. It is recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to the date of travel to account for any processing delays.
What are the details required in order to book an appointment?
Your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date are among the details needed to book an appointment. The information needed varies depending on the country you wish to visit. For additional information, we will correspond with you by email.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Czech Schengen visa?
Yes, you have to provide proof of travel insurance that covers emergency medical expenses up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Czech Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
We usually take around 8 to 10 hours to get back to you, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates for the availability of a slot.
Within how much time must I complete the payment?
We make around 250 appointments a day. You will have an hour to complete the payment once an appointment slot becomes available. In case we do not hear back from you within the hour, our reseller can put the appointment to auction for other customers in need of an appointment.
What is the accepted mode of payment?
You can make a direct bank transfer to complete the payment. You can also make the payment via PayuMoney or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We currently operate in UK, USA and India. We are adding more countries regularly.
Contact Information for VFSGlobal
VFSGlobal New Delhi Address:
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Joint Visa Application Centre,
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
Mezzanine Level Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Connaught Place, 110001
Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi Contact Information
50-M, Niti Marg,
Chanakyapuri, 110 021
+91-11 2415 5200
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