Since the Czech Republic is a member of European Union, students coming from any other EU country and staying in Czech Republiс for the purpose of studies, do not require visa. In spite of this fact these students are obligated to register after arrival with the Foreign Police. Students from EU countries the same as from non-EU countries are obliged to report changes concerning their stay in the Czech Republic, such as a change in address, a change in their travel document or family status.
Students from non-EU countries, who come to the Czech Republic, should contact Embassy or Consulate of the Czech Republic in their home country in order to get all the information about visa requirements for studying in the Czech Republic. In general, the students from non-EU countries need a visa.
The process of obtaining visa
For the purpose of studies for a period longer than 3 months you need the long-term visa or long-term stay permit. It is wise to get all the information about the process of obtaining a visa at the nearest representative office of the Czech Republic.
Here is list of the documents needed for obtaining visa.
- A completed visa application.
- 2 passport photos.
- A valid passport.
- A letter of acceptance for studies from your chosen establishment.
- A confirmation of guaranteed accommodation either private or dormitory.
- A document confirming the availability of funds to cover the costs of your stay.
- A valid international health insurance for an amount of at least EUR 60,000 covering the territory of Czech Republic. This insurance has to be presented before the visa is affixed in the passport.
- A document from the Penal Register affirming that you are not registered as a criminal.
- A medical report certifying that you do not suffer from a serious disease.