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  • Foreign nationals (third-country nationals) whose current residence permit in the Czech Republic has expired after March 12th, 2020 must leave the territory of the Czech Republic by July 16th, 2020 at the latest. For this period, the exit order for foreign nationals will not be issued.
    To ensure easier passage through other member states of the European Union, the Police of the Czech Republic marks the special stamp on the travel document. This stamp certifies the tolerance of the foreign national`s stay in the Czech Republic for the purpose of informing other Member States of the European Union in the event of transit through their territory. However, the stamp does not provide automatic entry into the territory of these states.
    If you are leaving the territory of the Czech Republic, it is recommended to come to the nearest Department of Residential Agendas of the Foreign Police (pdf, 51 kB) before departure during office hours to ask for the stamp.
    Attention - the stamp is only used for exit. After marking the stamp, leave the territory of the Czech Republic within 24 hours, otherwise you are exposed to an increased risk of punishment by other Member States of the European Union, through which you will transit.
    Foreign nationals (Third-country nationals) with
    - short-term visa for the purpose employment
    - short-term visa for the purpose seasonal
    - visa for a stay of over 90 days for the purpose seasonal, or
    - special work visa,
    which the validity of visa ended after March 12th, 2020 and employer arranged extension of employment relationship or new employment relationship, the travel period is extended up to September 16th, 2020; validity of work permit is also extended (you can find more information here (pdf, 67 kB)).
    This information can be found in:
    - Ukrainian here (pdf, 144 kB),
    - Vietnamese here (pdf, 91 kB),
    - Russian here (pdf, 143 kB),
    - Romanian here (pdf, 154 kB),
    - Chinese here (pdf, 101 kB),
    - Arabic here (pdf, 97 kB),
    - Spanish here (pdf, 153 kB),
    - French here (pdf, 153 kB).

  • Information regarding departure of foreigners from the Czech Republic to July 16th, 2020

  • Conditions for visiting MOI offices from July 1st, 2020

  • Dear clients,
    the working hours of the MoI telephone information line have changed:
    Mo - Th: from 9.00 to 15.00,
             Fr: from 9.00 to 13.00.
    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Dear clients,
    there is only one telephone number to make an appointment in Prague and Central Bohemia - telephone appointment line - 974 820 680. There are rules of ordering line. We also kindly ask you to call to this appointment line only in case you want to make a reservation. Working hours of appointment line are: Mo - Th: 9.00 - 14.00 and Fr: 9.00 - 13.00.

  • Dear clients,
    we would like to inform you about opening of new MOI office at the adress Mariánské náměstí 1,  617 00 Brno-Komárov. MOI office will be open from July 1st, 2020.
    The MOI office is only for EU citizens with an appointment, who intend to apply for certificate of temporary residence of an EU citizen as you wait. Reservations that have already been made are still valid and according to the instructions you received in the email or from the telephone operator.
    Please, for written communication with Foreigners´ Residence Unit South Moravia Region, still use contact address of MOI office Hněvkovského 30/65, 617 00 Brno.

  • Dear clients,
    we want to inform you that from July 1st, 2020 until further notice MOI office Chomutov will be opened only for clients with an appointment.
    You can make an appointment for solving residence matters via Foreigners reservation system here: online reservation here to MOI office Ústí nad Labem.
    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Dear clients,
    please note that the MOI office Benešov (address: Jiráskova 801) will be closed on July 7th, 2020 due to technical reasons.
    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Dear clients,
    there is change of working hours of tephone line of MOI office Brno (Hněvkovského 30/65, 617 00 Brno).
    Working hours of telephone line are:
    - Mo, We:   8:00 - 11:00 and 13:00 - 17:00.
    - Tu, Th:     8:00 - 11:00 and 13:00 - 14:00.
    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Sign yourself all applications for resident permits sent to MOI offices. Send your applications to the Ministry of the Interior by post or via data box; do not send them via email without guaranteed electronic signature. Applications sent by simple email will not be considered.

  • We would like to inform you that a practice of making copies of presented documents has changed since January 1st, 2020. You will find more information here (pdf, 170 kB).

  • You can find List of changes made by the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals with effect as of July 31st, 2019 here (pdf, 184 kB).

  • Dear clients,
    we would like to inform you that you can check the status of your application via receipt number (or "ŽOV" number) here:
    Thank you for your understanding.



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, 1.9 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.


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