Getting Your Student Visa
As the Czech Republic is a member of the EU, international students coming from EU countries do not need a visa. However, if you come from a country outside the EU and your stay is planned for more than 90 days, you are required to have a student visa.
Your visa application should be submitted to a Czech embassy at least 60 days before the planned date of your departure to the Czech Republic. If there is no Czech embassy or consulate in your country, you can use one in a neighbouring country. Please note that it is not possible to apply for a visa in the Czech Republic, only for a visa extension.
Together with a visa application you are required to submit your confirmation of accommodation in the Czech Republic. You can obtain this if you ask us in advance (at ; also see the Living & Housing in Prague webpage) to arrange accommodation in the student halls of residence. As sending this confirmation by mail takes some time and messenger services are costly, we can, on request, send your confirmation to the relevant Czech embassy directly by data box. Just contact Renata Habětínová at and tell her the name of the Czech embassy where you have chosen to apply.
Documents required by the Czech Embassies/Consulates for VISA Application:
- Passport (its validity needs to exceed your intended stay in the Czech Republic by at least three months).
- Letter of acceptance (from Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine, Study Department).
- Confirmation of accommodation in the Czech Republic (from your landlord) – look at the website of the Czech Ministry of the Interior.
- Confirmation from your bank that you have sufficient financial means on your account to support your stay in Czech Rep. (at least 80 000 CZK) – bring bank statement/credit card.
- Confirmation of no criminal records in your home country (the Police Record).
- Confirmation of no criminal records in the Czech Republic (the Police Record form is available at the Embassies/Consulates).
- As from 2011, students are required to have complex health insurance which covers not only emergency hospital visits, but also other outpatient medical expences such as vaccinations, routine hospital visits, blood test and forth. Suggestions: Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna (VZP; General Health Insurance Company) or UNIQA.
- Birth certificate.
- ‘Zadost form’, this green form can be obtained at Department for Asylum and Migration Policy or at the websites of the Ministry of the Interior or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- 3 passport photographs.
Documents required by the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy for VISA Extension:
- ‘Zadost form’, this green form can be obtained at the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy.
- Letter of confirmation of studies for University (from Study Department).
- Confirmation of accommodation in the Czech Republic (from your landlord).
- A report from the land registry that attests that the person who signed your confirmation of having secured housing is also the owner of the relevant real estate (this does not affect students who live in a dormitory). It would be quite difficult for you to search the land registry on your own. Please e-mail Petra Fabingerová at for help.
- Bank statement/credit card.
- 2 passport photos.
- Complex heath insurance
- 1000 CZK stamp (also known as kolek – can be bought at the tabak shops or post offices).
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (MOI CR) office Praha III
Responsibility for foreign university students with residence in the Capital City of Prague and the Praha-západ and Praha-východ districts
Praha 6 – Střešovice
Tel.: 974 820 680
|Opening hours:||Mo till Th:||8.00–16.00||(only for clients with an appointment)|
|Fr:||8.00–12.00||(only for clients with an appointment)|
For any questions or assistance with this procedure, contact Petra Fabingerová at or the Association for International Medical Students (AIMS) at .