EC calls on Czech Republic to change visa appeal procedure

The European Commission has urged the Czech Republic, along with Estonia, Slovakia and Poland, to provide effective judicial remedy against a visa refusal, annulment or revocation for third-country nationals. The EC argued that according to the Visa Code Regulation, the EU member states are required to provide for a right to appeal against a visa refusal, while the laws in the Czech Republic only enable an appeal before non-judicial administrative authorities. Czech authorities now have two months to take the necessary measures to comply with the Commission’s request.

Author: Ruth Fraňková