Studying in Czech Republic : Note on Schengen Visa Agreement
With Prague as its capital, the Czech Republic boasts one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a must visit place in one’s life time. Also Czech Republic has now become a popular destination for international students, studying and visiting .
If you plan to study in Europe and you do not hold European citizenship, you may need to apply for a schengen visa. The Czech Republic is a member of the Schengen Agreement.The schengen visa is a special type of visa issued by any of the 26 European countries that are part of the schengen area. The schengen area is named after the schengen agreement. The Schengen Agreement led to the creation of Europe’s borderless Schengen Area in 1995. The countries in this agreement have eliminated internal border controls with the other schengen members.
There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented the treaty – the European Union (except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty.
But not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs check but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).
Airports in Europe are thus divided into “Schengen” and “non-Schengen” sections, which effectively act like “domestic” and “international” sections elsewhere. If you are flying from outside Europe into one Schengen country and continuing to another, you will clear Immigration, but not Customs, at the first country and then continue to your destination where your baggage will have customs checks but there will be no further immigration controls.
Travel between a Schengen member and a non-Schengen country will result in the normal border checks. Note that regardless of whether you are travelling within the Schengen area or not, many airlines will still insist on seeing your ID card or passport.
Nationals of non-EEA countries will generally need a passport for entry to a Schengen country and most will need a visa.Nationals of EEA countries (EU and (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) only need a valid national identity card or passport for entry – in no case will they need a visa for a stay of any length.
Student Visa to study in Czech Republic falls under Schengen Visa Agreement.
If you are student, willing to study in Czech College, contact us for further details. We will be glad to answer your queries.