What do you need for applying for visa
- Visa application process usually takes 2-3months.
- Application long-stay visa form. The form must be filled out completely with a ball point pen or by a typewriter with black or blue ink.
- Two (2) identical photographs. Photographs must be of an official passport size (3,5 x 4,5 cm) and must be a full face view, side or angled views are not accepted.
- Travel document (passport), validity of which exceeds the expected length of stay by at least 90 days with a couple of blank visa pages available (+ photocopy of data page.
- Proof of sufficient funds (approximately 65000 CZK). You can prove the funds by presenting bank statements for the last three months (or an original letter from the bank with a notarized translation into Czech) and internationally accepted credit card(s) issued in your name.
- Proof of the purpose of stay. Usually, it will be the Letter of Acceptance (in Czech) issued and signed and/or stamped by the school representative. There may also be other documents certifying that you will be attending a school, a training course, an internship, etc. Such letters will usually be included in the confirmation of pre-arranged accommodation of the student.
- Proof of accommodation (in Czech). The following options are possible
- Photocopy of your Birth Certificate (in case of minors only) Such photocopy does not need to be legalized. Please note that only the Birth Certificate showing the names of your parents is accepted (i.e. the "wallet" form is not sufficient).
- Certificate of Good Conduct (criminal record) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.
- Travel medical insurance for the stay in the Czech Republic; the insurance is to be purchased at a later stage, when visa is issued. Time for insurance is 1 year. You pay for insurance in Czech republic to Czech insurance institution.
Note that All documents required for visa should be older than 180 days (except for your birth certificate and your passport) and they have to be presented in original or legalized copies and officially translated into the Czech language.
For more information you can contact
Ředitelství služby cizinecké policie (The Foreign Police of the Czech Republic)
Olšanská 2, P. O. Box 78
130 51 Praha 3
Phone: 974 841 219
One Up Centre
ONE UP CENTRE is represented by a skilled team of teachers and employees who are ready to help the students to adapt to living in Czech Republic and make their first year in Prague absolutely comfortable. The center’s administration offers full support on all issues dealing with visas, accommodation, recognition of foreign diplomas, preparing for study and entrance exams. Programs developed together with our partners completely satisfy the needs and goals of the students. Our center especially focuses on communication skills and overcoming language barrier. There are also career-guidance seminars with individual consultations for each student at our center.