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PLEASE NOTE: In connection with the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners effective from August 2nd, 2021, the website is currently under construction and is being continuously updated. Thank you for your understanding. 






  • Dear clients,
    an overview of changes to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners with effect from August 2nd, 2021 can be found HERE (pdf, 390 kB).

  • Dear clients,
    adaptation and integration courses have already been announced due to improving epidemiological situation. The course offer will appear after registration and payment here:

    If the valid protective measure of the Ministry of Health obliges you to pass the RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 after entering the Czech Republic, do not visit the MoI office until a negative result of this test is obtained! You will not be checked in! Acces to the MoI offices will not be allowed!
    - If you do not fulfill the obligation to report your arrival in person within 3 days of entering the territory (which applies to foreigners with a long-term or permanent residence permit), no sanction will be imposed on you. Then fulfill this obligation as soon as possible.
    - To visit the MoI office please make an appointment and during the visit to the MoI office use only a respirator or disposable medical face mask.
    - In case of a positive result of the RT-PCR test, do not arrive at the workplace until the end of the ordered quarantine measure.
    - Persons without the above-mentioned protective equipment will not be allowed to enter the MoI office, as well as those who arrive before the end of any quarantine measure.

  • Dear clients,
    from September 1st, 2021 the level of the Czech language examination for the purpose of obtaining the permanent residence is increased to the A2 level. This higher level examination will be taken by third-country nationals who apply for permanent residence on September 1st, 2021 or later. More information you can find here.

    Detailed information on the Czech exam you can find here.

  • 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).

  • 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.


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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, 1.8 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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