Embassies and Consulates in Czech Republic

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Czech Republic, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Czech Republic.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Czech Republic does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Czech Republic, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Czech Republic

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Czech capital, Prague, hosts 85 embassies.

There are also 30 consulates and two other representations in Czech Republic (the European Union Representation and the Taiwanese Representative Office, both located in Prague).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Prague, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Czech Republic and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Czech Republic. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Prague


Embassy of China in Czech Republic

Address:Pelléova 18 16000 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: (+420) 233 028 800
E-Mail: chinaemb_cz@mfa.gov.cn and prague@csm.mfa.gov.cn (Consular services)
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/chinaembassy.cz and https://twitter.com/ChineseEmbinCZ
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 08:30am to 05pm

The consular section shares the same building as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization. Contact them directly to check exactly the list of services available and their opening time.


French Embassy in Czech Republic

Address: Velkopřevorské nám. 2, 118 01 Prague
Tel: (+420) 251 171 711
E-Mail: ambassade@france.cz and admin-francais.prague-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr (for the consular section)
Social Media:  https://twitter.com/france_cz and https://www.facebook.com/FrancePrague/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 – 16.30 (by appointment only)

The embassy of France in Prague offers consular services such as the reception of the public, the registration of French nationals established outside France, identification of cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in  Czech Republic

Address: Vlašská 19, Malá Strana, 118 01 Prague
Tel: (+420) 257 113 111
E-Mail: info@prag.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AuswaertigesAmt, https://www.instagram.com/auswaertigesamt/ and https://twitter.com/GermanyDiplo
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Czech Republic provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Czech Republic

Address:Maltézské nám 6. 118 01 Prague
Tel: (+420) 257 533 546
E-Mail: jicc@ph.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/velvyslanectviJapan.Czech/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:30

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Czech Republic

Address: Ukrainských hrdinů 6, 160 00 Prague 6 - Bubeneč
Tel: (+420) 233 375 358 and 233 374 100
E-mail: embruscz@mid.ru
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ambruscz
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 09:00-13:00 and 14:15-18:30 and Friday: 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.15 - 17.15

The Russian consulate shares the same buildings as the embassy. It provides a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial services.

General and Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Prague, Russia homes consulates in Brno (consrusbrno@mid.ru) and Karlovy Vary. 

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Czech Republic

Address: Thunovská 14 11800 Prague
Tel: (+420) 257 402 370
E-Mail: ukinczechrepublic@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/britishembassyprague and https://twitter.com/UKinCR
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00am to 05:00pm

The British Embassy in Czech Republic provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the Czech Republic. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in  Czech Republic

Address: Tržiště 15, 118 01 Prague
Tel: (+420) 257 022 000
E-Mail: ConsPrague@state.gov (consulate section)
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/usembassyprague/, https://twitter.com/USEmbassyPrague and https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyPrague

The consular section shares the same details as the embassy. It offers visa services and provides information and assistance to U.S. citizens in the Czech Republic.

Honorary Consulates in Czech Republic

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Czech Republic, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Vienna in Austria for Czech Republic.

Honorary Consulates in Brno

Honorary Consulates in Prague