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  • Dear clients,
    we would like to inform you about limited service on MOI office Ústí nad Labem: this MOI office will be opened only for clients with an appointment on September 24th, 2020 due to technical reasons.
    It is also possible to make an appointment online via internet. Online reservation here:
    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Dear clients,
    from September 14th, 2020 there is new address of MOI office Plzeň: Jagellonská 9, 301 00 Plzeň - Jižní PředměstíInformation and appointment line 974 820 680 is available from Mo - Th: 8:00 - 16:00 and Fr: 8:00 - 12:00.
    Thank you for your understanding.

  • Dear clients,
    we extend the working hours of the MOI telephone information line for you. It is now possible to call MON - THU: 8.00 - 16:00 and FRI: 8.00 - 12.00.
    Thank you

    From July 17th, 2020 there will be change of conditions of entry to MOI offices. Please, check here opening hours of MOI offices and conditions, for which it is possible to visit MOI offices.

  • 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 immediately related to the previous employment relationship, the travel period is extended up to November 16th, 2020; validity of work permit is also extended (you can find more information here:
    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).

  • 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 (pdf, 326 kB) 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.

  • 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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