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Czech Embassy in Bucharest Halts Visa Services Amid Romania’s Schengen Accession


The Czech Embassy in Bucharest has decided to end all of its visa and residence permit services in Romania from March 31, 2024.

The decision to terminate the visa and residence permit services at the end of this month was taken amid Romania’s partial accession in the Schengen Area, SchengenVisaInfo reports

In connection with Romania’s full implementation of the Schengen acquis, the visa and residence permit agenda at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bucharest will be terminated as of  March 31, 2024.

Embassy of Czechia in Bucharest

As the Embassy has highlighted, as soon as Romania accesses the Schengen Area by air and sea, the Consular Section in Bucharest will no longer accept visa and residence permit applications.

Those in Romania who need visa and residence permit services will have to visit the Dresden Visa Centre.

Dresden Visa Centre Will Be Responsible for Accepting All Visa & Residence Permit Applications in Schengen Area

Those who need visa and residence permit services will have to do so through the Dresden Visa Centre starting on March 31, 2024.

The Dresden Visa Cente will be responsible for accepting all visa and residence permit applications in the Schengen Area.

As of March 31, 2024, only the Dresden Visa Centre will be the competent office to receive and process all visa applications and residence permits in the Schengen Area.

Embassy of Czechia in Bucharest

This centre will have to accept all the applications and process them. This means that those who need these Czech documents will have to submit their documents to the Dresden Visa Centre.

These Are Some Changes That Will Take Place Starting March 31

Starting March 31, 2024, citizens of Romania will get to enter the Schengen Area countries without a passport through air and sea.

However, since Romania will be joining the Schengen Area only partially, land border checks with the country will continue to remain in place.

As for air and sea travel, Romanians will be subject to streamlined procedures, with them being able to enter the Schengen under facilitated conditions.

In addition to the above-mentioned, starting April 1, 2024, Romania will start issuing short-term Schengen visas. These visas allow all the holders to stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.

Since Romania will issue visas, the country will also start conducting border checks in line with the Schengen regulations.

This means that the 90/180-day period will be calculated from the moment a third-country national enters Romania from outside the Schengen Area.

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