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One of the least pleasant aspects of study abroad in any foreign country is the necessity of obtaining a long-term residence visa, extending the stay permit or getting new visa.
To help you get oriented, we prepared this section. Read on.
Base step. Your citizenship. What group do you belong to?
- EU citizens + shengen nationals
Your only concern is this:
- Blue european insurance card (if you have it) - get it registered for a fee of 150 CZK at any State Insurance Company office in Czech republic. Otherwise your insurance is not valid.
- IF YOU LIVE IN A FLAT / RELATIVES. Make sure that after 30 days of your stay in CZ, the accomodator did register you at the alien police department.
- NON - EU citizens from exempt countries - if your country belongs to this list.
Students who are to study in the Czech Republic can come to shengen countries without visa. Rule 90/180 of Shengen code applies. That means, that a person can stay in shengen countries (e.g. Czech Republic, but not UK) for continuus period of 90 days for each 180-day cycle. More info on that here.
Between 90 to 14 days before this period (or visa D) expires, they need to submit application for long term residence (pink card with biometrics). Appoitments at the police for this application are handled by THE VISA CORDINATOR, contact him. Provide him your name + date of birth + visa / 90 period expiration
In case of citizens of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia/FYROM, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina visa-free regime applies only to holders of biometric passports.
- NON - EU citizens from other countries - if your country belongs to this list.
Students who are to study in the Czech Republic must obtain their visa prior to arrival to the country. An application has to be submitted to the Czech Embassy or consulate in each student's home country. Please note that the procedure may take 2 months or more. Please submit your application well in advance to avoid possible later problems. Apply as soon as possible after confirmation of your acceptance to the Czech Technical University. Visas can come in several versions. most common is D or C or A. What is most important is, how many days are granted by the visa. Most common case is that you have exactly the same nubmer of days as your ONE study semester does. In other cases, the visa will grant you 30 to 60 days, during which you are supposed to SUBMIT APPLICATION for the long-term residence permit (pink card with biometrics) CONTACAT THE VISA CORRDINATOR TO ARRANGE THAT. Please state your name, date of birth and date of visa expiration.
Getting the visa (at czech embassy/consulate in your home country)
Apply as soon as possible after confirmation of your acceptance to the Czech Technical University. Get and fill-in the VISA FORM according to your country.
- The filled-in application form FOR VISA D or C must be accompanied by:
- letter of acceptance issued by the Czech university
- statement confirming that the applicant has financial resources to cover her/his stay in the Czech Republic - i.e. confirmation of scholarship (if granted), or a statement from a bank: the minimum amount required is 2650 CZK (ca. 80 euro) for each month of stay in the country
- statement confirming that the applicant has a place to live during her/his stay in the Czech Republic (accomodation agreement)
- transcript from a criminal registry in applicant's home country
- 3 passport-like photos
- valid passport
- The fee for issuing the visa is CZK 1000 (cca. 45euro). May vary according to the country you live in.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT VISAS for Czech republic / shengen
All non-EU citizens studying or working in the Czech Republic are required to have some form of visa/permit AFTER 90 days of their stay in CR. The application procedure is time-consuming and complicated, and the rules are strict, so please read the information below very carefully and begin your application procedure as soon as possible. CONTACT VISA COORDINATOR for arranging a permit. State your name, date of birth and visa expiration date.
ALL FOREIGNERS (including EU) are obliged to be registered at the Alien police department within 3 days of arrival. Normally this is done by the accomodator (the person / entity that you give money to for rent).
Carrying passport and insurance around the city. If the police stops you on street, they will want to see two things - passport (with visa) and insurance card. PLEASE NOTE : do not show your original passport to anyone else. Carry also a copy of your passport/visa, and show those to the authorities! only the police needs to see the original.