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Visa information

Visa information
The consulate of the Schengen state which is the main destination of your visit is always competent to process your visa application. (https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/)

The whole 50th IChO will be held in two countries, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Competitors should apply for visa at the Slovak consulate as they will stay longer in Slovakia
19th – 25th July 2018 Slovakia
25th – 29th July 2018 Czech Republic

Mentors, Observers, Guests should apply for visa at the Czech consulate as they will stay longer in the Czech Republic
19th – 21th July 2018 Slovakia
21th – 29th July 2018 Czech Republic

We recommend filling the visa application form as soon as possible.

Slovakia
If you are going to visit several Schengen states, the Slovak consulate will be competent to process your application only if Slovakia is the main destination of your stay(s) in Schengen and Slovakia is the state in which you intend to spend most of your time.

Exemptions apply to the nationals of the third countries which have signed Community-level visa facilitation agreements. Such countries include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine. With respect to the nationals of the aforementioned countries, the decision must be delivered within 10 calendar days of the delivery of a completed visa application. Nationals of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia don´t need visa if they are holders of biometric passports.

For more information see:
http://www.mzv.sk/web/en/consular_info and the table

The Czech Republic
If you are going to visit several Schengen states, the Czech consulate will be competent to process your application only if the Czech Republic is the main destination of your stay(s) in Schengen and the Czech Republic is the state in which you intend to spend most of your time.

For more information see:
https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/short_stay_visa/index.html