A visa for a stay of over 90 days (long-term)
All the information for incoming Erasmus/exchange students can be found here.
Complete information about the visa procedure can be found at the webpage of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
An application for a long-term visa for over 90 days can be submitted at a Czech Embassy abroad. You are obliged to submit the application only at the Czech Embassy in the state of which you are a citizen or which issued your current travel document or in the state in which you have a long-term or permanent residence permit. You do not have to meet these conditions if you are a citizen of a state presented in the list of countries whose nationals are entitled to submit an application for a long-term visa at any Czech Embassy whatsoever (Decree No. 429/2010 Coll.).
An application for a long-term visa can only be submitted inside the Czech Republic in legally set cases.
You should submit the application on the completed form along with all the necessary requirements laid down by law.
Along with the application for a long-term visa, you must submit:
a travel document (original),
1 photograph; not necessary if a pictorial recording has been made of the foreign national,
a Consent of parents or any other statutory representative or guardian to the permanent residence of a child in the Czech Republic. Consent of a parent is not required, if the parent, statutory representative or guardian making the request for a child, will stay with a child in the territory and if foreign national proves that he/she is unable to declare consent due to reasons beyond his / her control,
upon request you are further obliged to submit
a document similar to an extract from the Penal Register record, issued by the state of which you are a citizen, as well as the states in which, in the last 3 years, you have resided continuously for a period longer than 6 months, or a signed affidavit in the event that this state does not issue such a document (not required from a foreign national under 15 years).
a document proving the fulfilment of conditions set out in the measure of Ministry of Health on prevention of the spread of infectious illnesses.
Travel document, a document confirming the purpose of stay and registrar documents (birth certificate, marriage certificate) shall be submitted in original. A certified copy is not sufficient for this purpose.
If your application is approved, prior to affixing the visa, you are obliged to submit a proof of medical travel insurance that corresponds to the specified conditions (not required if the foreign national subscribes to public health insurance or if the costs for health care are covered on the basis of an international agreement or if the foreign national can demonstrate that health care is covered in another manner), and, upon request, a document on paying the insurance presented in the proof of medical travel insurance.
The Czech Embassy is only competent for receiving an application for a long-term visa, the competent body for processing it is the MOI. During the procedure, the Czech Embassy communicates with the applicant, invites him/her for a hearing or calls on him/her to pick up the visa.
Czech Embassy may invite you for an interview, request that you complete the requirements for the application; likewise, the Czech Embassy is entitled to take your fingerprints or take a pictorial record of you.
Provided that they have been officially accepted for studies at universities in the Czech Republic, the Regime student allows international applicants, who require a student visa for entering the Czech Republic, to have priority access for interviews at the Czech Embassy in the country, where they are applying for a long-term student visa. A student nominated for the Regime student does not need to register for an interview – he/she will be contacted by the Czech Embassy and will receive a fixed date for the interview. Important note: A nomination for the Regime student is by no means a guarantee, that the student will actually receive a student visa. The Regime student is only a fast track for interviews.
Applicants for the Regime student must be recommended by a relevant Faculty coordinator, usually from the International Relations Office. Recommendations are sent to the Regime Student contact person at CZU: Mikuláš Josek, firstname.lastname@example.org Important note: Only the Regime student contact person at CZU is entitled to send nominations to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. All communication is done through the contact person.
Documents necessary for nominations of international students for the Regime student:
- Official letter of acceptance issued by the Faculty and signed by the Dean
- Nostrification document (recognition of diploma issued abroad)
- A nomination form with personal data of the applicant
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