Visa information

It is necessary to apply for long-stay visa if the supposed length of study in the Czech Republic is more than 3 months, in case of studying at secondary or higher education institution that is not in the form of exchange study programme or professional paid work experience for students (in other cases defined in Article 64 of the Act on the stay of aliens in the Czech Republic, it is necessary to apply for a long-term residence permit as defined in Article 42d of the Act on the stay of aliens in the Czech Republic).

For a long-stay visa application please submit the following:

At request:

After obtaining a positive reply to the application, the applicants are required to submit a proof of travel medical insurance to the Czech embassy before the visa has been issued. The insurance must comply with the required conditions (not required if the alien has a public health insurance or if the health care is covered by an international agreement or if the alien proves that the healt care is paid in a different way), and upon request, a proof of payment of the premium stated in the travel health insurance document.

According to The Act on the stay of aliens, the time limit for the response to the application is 60 days counted from the date of submitting the application.

The details and attachments of the application must not be older than 180 days, except for the travel document and the photo, if it corresponds to the actual appearance.

Long-stay visa for the purposes of study are issued for the period for which the student cerificate is issued, but not longer than for 1 year.

Detailed information

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On this portal you will find all the information about the migration and integration of foreigners in the Czech Republic, particularly the information conditions of entry and residence in the Czech Republic.


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