- 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)
- Do you need assistance or advice?
- Information Publications for Foreigners
Please note that the MOI office Trutnov (Horská 78) will be closed on 22 April 2014 due to power cuts.
Due to relocation back to the former premises (Pražská 1257/23, České Budějovice) the MOI office České Budějovice will be closed from 12 May to 23 May 2014, that being without any substitution. As of 26 May 2014 clients will be assisted at the original address of the office – Pražská 1257/23, České Budějovice.During the closure of the office clients can refer to other MOI offices in South Bohemian region in Písek or Jindřichův Hradec, or other MOI offices.
Please note that the MOI office Zlín (Pod Vrškem 5360) will be closed on 22 April 2014 due to power cuts.
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.
Since 4 November 2013, the MOI office České Budějovice has temporarily been relocated to: Průmyslová 163/9, České Budějovice, 1st floor. Working hours and contact data remain the same. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note the new rules for communication with the MOI Infoline for foreigners. More information available here.
- 07/01/2014 - Proof of funds – change in the amount of normative costs for housing
- 03/01/2014 - Issue of legal residence certificates for the purpose of marriage/registered partnership from 1 January 2014
- 30/12/2013 - An up-do-date version of the Act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic
- 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
- 10/05/2013 - An up-do-date version of the Act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic
- 27/02/2013 - Airport transit visas - changes
- 18/02/2013 - Extension of the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for a Green card
- 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 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.