Visa

For updated information about students’ visa application see the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

Legal stay in the Czech Republic (long term visa, long term residence permit for study purpose) is under full responsibility of each student. University is not involved in the process and can´t affect the process.

EU citizens

EU citizens (or citizens of Shengen Area – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) do not need a visa or a permit to study in the Czech Republic. They only need a valid passport or another equivalent ID.

Non-EU citizens

Foreigners who are not citizens of the EU and who are studying or working in the Czech Republic are required to have a long-term study visa or a long-term residence permit before arriving in the Czech Republic. Please note that it is necessary to be physically present in the country where you applied at the time the visa is issued in the passport.

Please, read the following information carefully and start your application procedure immediately after receiving the letter of acceptance from our university. The application procedure for obtaining a visa for study purposes can take up to 60 days (or more) since the VISA application had been submitted to the local Czech Embassy. It is important to contact the local Czech Embassy or Consulate for details on Visa Application and read the instructions on filling in the application properly, as different Czech Embassies may require different documents.
In general, the filled-in application form must be accompanied by:

  • Confirmation of study issued by Czech university
  • A confirmation of accommodation
  • Statement confirming that the applicant has financial resources to cover their stay in the Czech Republic – i.e. a confirmation of scholarship (if granted), or a statement from a bank: the minimum amount required is approx. 35 000 CZK (approx. 1 200 EUR) for each month of the stay in the country
  • Transcript from the Register of Criminal Records verifying that the applicant has no criminal record
  • Valid international health insurance
  • 2 passport-sized photos (45mm x 35mm)
  • Valid passport

Please note that some documents must be translated into Czech language by a translator with an official rubber stamp. For details, please contact the local Czech Embassy. If you plan to travel in the Schengen area, make sure you apply for the correct type of visa which allows it.

The university issues two documents that are necessary for the VISA application:

  • Confirmation of study (“Potvrzeni o studiu”) – confirming that the applicant is going to be a student at our university during a certain period.
  • Confirmation of accommodation (“Potrvzeni o ubytovani”) – confirming that the applicant will be staying at the university dorms during their stay in the Czech Republic. (It is sent directly from our university to the Embassy. Please, inform us in which Embassy you are applying for Visa – the address).

Students, who are not going to stay at our university dorms, have to get a confirmation (“Potvrzení“) from a lanlord of the place their going to stay at.

 

Duties after arrival to the Czech Republic – Registration at the Foreign Police and the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy

a) EU citizen – within 30 days after arrival is a student required to report his/her presence to the appropriate Foreign Police Department that holds jurisdiction in the location of his/her stay in the Czech Republic. In case you are accommodated at the dormitory – the announcement of your arrival is done by the dormitory.

b) NON–EU citizen

In case you have got:

  • Long-term study visa – register within 3 days after the arrival at the Foreign Police. In case you are accommodated at the dormitory, the announcement of your arrival is done by the dormitory. Study your duties here.
  • Long-term residence permit – register within 3 days after the arrival at the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior to fulfill duties related to the biometric data. Study your duties here.

The Department for Asylum and Migration Policy at the address Hládkov 682/9, Prague 6 deals exclusively with foreign university students studying in Prague from countries outside the EU. It is necessary to make a prior telephone reservation in order to get an appointment (tel. line 974 820 680). Be aware of the fact that the phone line and arrangement of the appointment is administrated in the Czech language (ask you Buddy or friends for help).
Office hours: Monday till Thursday from 8:00 to 16:00, Friday from 8:00 to 12:00.

NEW SERVICE: Students can apply online for an appointment at the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior via website https://frs.gov.cz/en.

Recommendation: Students can arrange an appointment before coming to the Czech Republic.

 

Current students – extension of legal stay in the Czech Republic

Students are obliged to check their legal stay and deal with its extension in the Czech Republic on their own.

Current information, conditions for the extension of the study visa or long residence permit for the study purpose are available at the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

Students who have:

  • Long term-study visa – apply for a long term residence permit for the study purpose at the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior.
  • Long term-residence permit – apply for its extension. You have to submit an application for an extension at earliest 120 days and at latest the day before your current permit expires.

The MIMG office will prepare a confirmation of study for the extension of the legal stay in the Czech Republic upon studentś request. The confirmation of accommodation for students living at the dormitory is arranged by the dormitory manager upon studentś request. Students who live at the private apartments have to arrange a confirmation of accommodation according to the instructions given at the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.

We strongly recommend to the students to follow the rules and conditions of the legal stay in the Czech Republic. For example, do not forget to announce any change of your address, do not forget to apply for the extension of your legal stay in the Czech Republic in time.

You are expected to cooperate with the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior in the period your application for extension stay is in process. You may be contacted by mail (have your mail box well marked!), you may be called for additional information or for biometrical data – therefore, your time plan should be discussed with the Ministry of Interior in case you plan to leave the Czech Republic in that period.

You can find all useful forms here.

The Department for Asylum and Migration Policy at the address Hládkov 682/9, Prague 6 deals exclusively with foreign university students studying in Prague from countries outside the EU. It is necessary to make a prior telephone reservation in order to get an appointment (tel. line 974 820 680). Be aware of the fact that the phone line and arrangement of the appointment is administrated in the Czech language (ask you Buddy or friends for help).
Office hours: Monday till Thursday from 8:00 to 16:00, Friday from 8:00 to 12:00.

NEW SERVICE: Students can apply online for an appointment for the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior via website https://frs.gov.cz/en.