- Check the status of your application – regularly updated approved applications for temporary, long-term and permanent residency including their extensions listed by receipt number (č.j.)
- EU citizens and their family members
- Third-country nationals
- Information for education providers and students
- Information for accommodation providers
- Information for employers
- Full text of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic (pdf, 1,1 MB)
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- Information Publications for Foreigners
As of 17th of August 2015 the amendment of the Alien Act has come into effect which above all enables the applicants for extension of the employee card to continue to work in the job for which the employee card was issued. The authorisation to work however terminates in case the respective regional office of the Employment Agency issues a binding statement of opinion that further employment of the applicant cannot be approved due to the situation on the labour market.
Dear clients, from August 1st, 2015 until August 31st 2015 operation of the MOI office Slovanská alej 2046/26, Plzeň will be limited due to technical problems. The section of Biometry will be closed from August 17th, 2015 until August 31st, 2015. It is recommended to make an appointment (tel. line 974 320 810). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Dear foreign students,
from 3rd August 2015 the new MOI office will be opened at the address Hládkov 682/9, Prgue 6. This office deals exclusively with foreign university students studying in Prague from countries outside the EU. Prior telephone reservation is necessary in order to get the appointment (tel. line 974 820 680). All callers are kindly requested to mention to the phone operator that they are university students.
Office hours: Monday till Thursday from 8:00 to 16:00, Friday from 8:00 to 12:00.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Dear clients, the new MOI office in Liberec Region is open from 13 July 2015 at the address Voroněžská 144/20, Liberec. The MOI office Jablonec nad Nisou (Podhorská 564/62), is permanently closed.
Dear clients, as part of our effort to raise the quality of our services, a new appointment line for MOI offices in Prague and Central Bohemia comes into operation on 3 March 2014. From this date on, there will only be one phone number designated for appointments in Prague and Central Bohemia – 974 820 680. The operation of the phone line follows “the appointment line rules” (pdf, 286 kB); its working hours are: Mon - Thu from 8:00 to 16:00, Fri from 8:00 to 14:00. Thank you for your understanding.
The Information line of the Ministry of the Interior is competent to provide general information on the residence of foreigners in the territory of the Czech Republic. The Information line is not designed for official communication with the Ministry of the Interior. Do not request a legal analysis or a legal statement. If this is what you require, you must ask for it in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Code. If your inquiry is of complex legal nature or requires a complex legal solution or even assistance, please contact an organization providing complex counseling (NGO or attorney). For official communication with the Ministry of the Interior, please, use the following contacts: Ministry of the Interior Nad Štolou 3, P. O. Box 21, 170 34 Praha 7, Electronic registry: firstname.lastname@example.org ,Data box ID: 6bnaawp.
Please note the new rules for communication with the MOI Infoline for foreigners. More information available here.
- 17/08/2015 - An up-do-date version of the Act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic
- 20/05/2015 - Emergencies
- 07/01/2015 - Proof of funds – change in the amount of normative costs for housing
- 08/09/2014 - New Immigration Portal of the Ministry of Interior
- 23/06/2014 - Issue of legal residence certificates for the purpose of marriage / registered partnership from 24 June 2014
- 09/06/2014 - Emloyee Card
- 07/01/2014 - Proof of funds – change in the amount of normative costs for housing
- 07/10/2013 - Change in calculation of the authorized length of stay in the Schengen area
- 16/07/2013 - Change in conditions of entry to the Schengen area
- 17/06/2013 - Information related to the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
- 27/02/2013 - Airport transit visas - changes
- 26/09/2012 - Agreement between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil on short-stay visa waiver for holders of ordinary passports
- 05/06/2012 - NOTIFICATION - free voucher for a Czech language exam
- 02/03/2012 - IMPORTANT CHANGE: Long-term visas issued after 1 March 2012
- 08/02/2012 - Leaving the Czech Republic with a Departure Order - transit by ground
- 01/05/2011 - Changes from May 2011: Biometric Data in Residence Cards for the Czech Republic
- 01/01/2011 - Changes in conditions for the entry and stay on the territory of the Czech Republic from 2011
- 22/09/2010 - Information regarding new visa legislation on the European Commission´s website
Disclaimer: This website is currently under construction and is continuously being updated. The information available here is not intended to be comprehensive and many details which are relevant to particular circumstances may have been omitted. It is not a complete statement of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic (pdf, 1,1 MB) or policy. Please note that the MOI takes no responsibility for the content and accuracy of any of the external websites we link to from this website.