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Czech language exam certificate

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  • When applying for permanent residence as an-EU citizen in accordance with § 68 of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals (i.e. after 5 years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic), a mandatory requirement of the application is a Czech language exam certificate.
     
  • The certificate proving the required knowledge of the Czech language must be issued by the certified school. Range of  language skills is set out  in Government Regulation  No.31/2016 Coll., on Proving of Knowledge of the Czech Language for the Purposes of Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit in the Czech Republic (pdf, 2 MB). 
  • A certificate proving the required knowledge of the Czech language is not requested from a foreign national who
    • is under 15 years of age,
    • can prove that in the 20 years preceding his/her application for permanent residence, he/she continuously attended a primary or secondary school for at least 1 scholastic year or that he/she studied at a higher education institute with lessons in the Czech language for at least 1 academic year or a study programme at a higher education institute focusing on Czech language
    • proves that he/she graduated in a different universally accepted exam of Czech language, which is at least as demanding as the level specified in Government Regulation No.31/2016 Coll., on Proving of Knowledge of the Czech Language for the Purposes of Obtaining a Permanent Residence Permit in the Czech Republic (pdf, 2 MB)
    • proves that he/she has a physical or mental handicap affecting his/her ability to communicate, or
    • is over 60 years old.
       
  • The first attempt at taking the exam is paid for by the state on the basis of a voucher that is issued to the foreign national at any MOI office. The voucher can only be used once.
  • More information, list of institutions which are competent to realize Czech language exam or model test, you will find on portal “Čeština pro cizince“, dedicated to this topic.

 


Department of Asylum and Migration Policy, 10th March 2016

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