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Where and how to file an application

Where to file an application:

Applications for visas and residence permits for the purpose of studies may be filed at a Czech Embassy in the state of which the applicant is a citizen, or, if needs be, in the state that issued the travel document that the foreign national holds, or in the state in which the foreign national has a long-term or permanent residence permit (§ 53/1 and § 169/13 of the ARFN).

 

Exceptions to the obligation to file for a long-term visa or long-term residence permit at the relevant local embassy are laid down by Decree No. 429/2010 Coll. A list of these counties can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web pages.

 

An application for a long-term residence permit following up on a long-term visa for the same purpose, or an application to extend the current long-term residence permit is filed at the MOI offices according to the applicant’s place of residence. 

 

How to file an application

According to § 178 of the ARFN a foreign national older than 15 years of age who is able to express his/her own will and is capable of acting independently is considered as legally competent.

 

The registration for filing an application for a long-term visa or an application for a long-term residence permit at the embassy is done by means of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs internet systém VISAPOINT [1], if this system is available in the country concerned.

 

The embassy charges CZK[2] 500 for accepting an application for a residence permit for the purpose of studies. The foreign national then pays CZK 2,500 for the residence card in the Czech Republic. Acceptance of an application for a long-term visa for the purpose of studies is exempt from a consular fee. For accepting an application for a long-term visa for the purpose of “other” the embassy charges CZK[3] 2,500.

 

A foreign national is obliged to file an application for a long-term visa or long-term residence in person. In justified cases the embassy can waive this obligation (§ 169/14 and § 170/1 of the ARFN).

 

 


[1] The VISAPOINT system is currently Istanbulused at the consulates in Russian Federation, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Serbia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Moldova, Turkey, Macedonia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Azerbaijan, Libya, Egypt and Indonesia.

[2] Act No. 634/2004 Coll., on Administrative Fees –administrative fees – item 162/a

[3] Act No. 634/2004 Coll., on Administrative Fees –administrative fees  item 144A


 

 


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, August 17th, 2018

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