In case of studies, you shall obtain a long-term visa or a long-term residence permit.
a) secondary and post-secondary education provided at secondary schools, conservatories or tertiary professional schools recorded in the Register of Schools and School Facilities and studies under accredited study programmes of higher education institutions;
b) participation in language and professional preparation for studies under an accredited study programme of a higher education institution organised by a higher education institution, or participation in a language and professional training course organised in the framework of a programme of the European Union or in accordance with an International Agreement;
c) scholarship pursued on the basis of valid international agreements governed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, a valid scholarship programme of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, a European Union scholarship programme or on the basis of a decision of the government of the Czech Republic;
d) professional training aimed at acquiring practical and professional experience of a foreign national and carried out during the foreign national’s studies at a domestic or foreign higher education institution or, at most, five years after graduating from a higher education institution where such training must be organised and coordinated by a domestic higher education institution, the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic or by a legal entity accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and having its registered seat in the Czech Republic or a legal entity with a registered seat abroad but having its organisational unit in the Czech Republic;
e) professional training and voluntary service of youth between 18 and 25 years of age aimed at acquiring practical and professional experience of a foreign national and carried out in a domestic host organisation, provided that the same is taking place as a part of a project under a programme or an initiative of the European Union or under a similar governmental programme and provided that the same is organised or coordinated by a legal entity accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and having its registered seat in the Czech Republic or a legal entity with a registered seat abroad but having its organisational unit in the Czech Republic;
f) exchange of experience and studies of the persons responsible for educating and developing human resources, provided that these activities are performed under programmes or initiatives of the European Union or under International Agreements.
If you fall under one of above mentioned categories, you shall apply for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies. Otherwise (e.g. education at a secondary school not provided within an exchange programme, paid vocational training etc.) you shall apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of “other”.
You must be accepted by a secondary school, university or a recognised institution before applying at the embassy or consulate.
Where to apply
|You shall apply for a long-term visa or a long-term residence permit at the embassy or consulate in the country of origin. You can apply for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies in the territory, if you are already staying in the Czech Republic on a long-term visa for the same purpose.|
|Documents required||To obtain a long-stay visa, you shall present the following:
To obtain a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies, you must show:
Duration of validity of permits
A long-term visa is issued for a maximum period of one year.
A student long-term residence permit is granted for a maximum period of one year, renewable.
To obtain a long–term visa for the purpose of studies or a visa for the purpose of collecting a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies, you shall show proof of travel medical insurance.
If you are issued long term visa, you must report your place of residence to the Foreign Police within three working days of your arrival to the Czech Republic by filling out a registration card, presenting your travel document and proof of travel medical insurance. You may also do so at the Ministry of the Interior office.
If you are to be issued long term residence permit, you must within 3 working days upon arrival appear in person at the Ministry of the Interior office to provide your biometric data.
You are obliged to collect the long-residence permit card within the time limit set by the Ministry of the Interior, however, at latest 60 days after the acquisition of your biometric data.
Non – compliance with those duties results in obligation of Ministry of Interior to terminate the procedure (reject the application for long term residence permit)
You can appeal a refusal to issue a long-term visa by requesting the Ministry of the Interior reassess your application within 15 days of the original decision. A special Commission at the Ministry of Interior will examine and decide on your request.
An appeal concerning a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies shall be brought first to the special Commission at the Ministry of the Interior. If this fails, you can be bring a further appeal to an administrative court.
Change of status
|You can change the purpose of your long term residence permit if conditions are met. An in-country application shall be filed with the relevant competent authorities.|
|Employment during studies||You are allowed to work during your studies, except for the case of participation in language and professional preparation for studies.|
|Permanent residence status|
A permanent residence status may be granted after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic. The period of stay in the territory for the purpose of studies shall be counted by one half.
You shall provide:
Applications for permanent residence permits shall be filed at the relevant offices of the Ministry of the Interior
Long-term residence status
A status of the EU long-term resident may be granted after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic, provided that you have not seriously disturbed public order or threatened public security of the Czech Republic or any other EU Member State. The length of stay for the study purposes is counted only by half.
Sufficient financial resources must be proven.
This status is generally granted simultaneously with a permanent residence permit, but may be granted at a later stage as well.
Applications for a status of a long-term resident shall be filed at the relevant offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
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