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A visa for a stay of over 90 days (long-term)


Purpose "studies"

If you intend to study at a secondary school or a conservatory, not within an exchange programme or professional training for remuneration, apply for the long-term visa. In other cases of studies defined in § 64 of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic, apply directly for the issuance of a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies pursuant to § 42d of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic.

Along with the application for a long-term visa, you must submit:

  1. a travel document (original),

  2. photograph; not necessary if a pictorial recording has been made of the foreign national,

  3. proof of accommodation,

  4. a document on enrolment in studies,

  5. proof of funds,

 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.

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 Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals (pdf, 1.9 MB) sets a standard deadline of 60 days for processing an application from the time of filing it.

The requirements for the application shall not be older than 180 days except for the travel document and the photograph of the foreign national if it corresponds to his/her actual appearance.

A long-term visa for the purpose of studies is issued for a period that is demonstrated with the confirmation of studies, however, not longer than 1 year.


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, April 2nd, 2020

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