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


Purpose "studies"

A foreigner who intends to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for the purpose of studies is entitled to submit the application for a visa for a stay of over 90 days (a long-term visa) for the purpose of studies, if his/her stay in the territory of the Czech Republic shall be longer than three months.

Foreigners who intends to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for more than three months and whose study activities are stated in § 64 of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals, are eligible to submit an application for an issuing the long-term residence permit directly. If the purpose of foreigner´s residence in the territory is a study in accordance with the § 64 of the Act on the Foreign Nationals Residence, it is completely up to his/her own decision what type of residence permit (a visa/long-term residence permit) he/she will apply for.

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,

  6. a parental consent, if needed,

  7. an application fee, if needed.

 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, 1.8 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 12th, 2023

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