Visa

General Information

Students (non EU nationals) accepted to degree study at TBU in Zlín need to apply for a long-term residence permit (recommended) or a visa. Current conditions and requirements are available online at the following links:

Permit: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/third-country-nationals-long-term-residence.aspx?q=Y2hudW09Mg%3d%3d

Visa: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/a-visa-for-a-stay-of-over-90-days-long-term.aspx?q=Y2hudW09Mg%3d%3d

Students from countries of the EU (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) are exempt from visa requirements.

Visa extension

You can extend your visa without having to leave the Czech Republic. Students are entitled to submit an application for an extension of a long-term visa or a long-term residence permit, on condition that their purpose of stay remains the same, at the earliest 90 days and at the latest 14 days before the period of the permitted stay on the territory of the Czech Republic expires.

A long-term residence permit issued for the purpose of study at a university can be extended repeatedly, but only for a maximum period of two years each time it is extended.

More information is available online:http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/third-country-nationals-long-term-residence.aspx?q=Y2hudW09MTA%3d

Working while studying

Working while studying is possible with a student visa or a residence permit, but only under special conditions. The workload is limited to a maximum of 30 days a year and study must always be the main purpose of your stay. If you want to work on a long-term basis, it is necessary to apply for an Employee Card -http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/employee-card-682810.aspx

EU students enrolled in a full time degree programme are allowed to work in the Czech Republic without an employment card.

Travelling

Travelling around the Schengen countries is allowed with a valid Czech long-term visa or a long-term permit.

Visitors

If your family members (non EU nationals) wish to pay a short visit, they can apply for a Schengen visa at a Czech Embassy. The inviting person (e. g. you) must fill out an invitation form, available at any Foreign Police office.

Country-Specific Information

Azerbaijan

Students from Azerbaijan should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Baku.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Azerbaijan are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/baku/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html

Bangladesh

Students from Bangladesh should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Bangladesh are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/index.html

Brazil

Brazilian students who are staying in the Czech Republic for a period shorter than 90 days are exempt from obtaining a visa.  Students with an expected stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days have to apply for a long-term student visa.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Brazil are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/brasilia/pt/vistos_e_informac_es_consulares/informac_es_sobre_vistos/index.html

Egypt

Students from Egypt should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Cairo.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Egypt are available online at the following link:http://www.mzv.cz/cairo/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html

European Union

Students from countries of the EU (plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) are exempt from visa requirements.

Students from these countries enrolled in a full time degree programme are allowed to work in the Czech Republic without an employment card.

Ghana

Students from Ghana should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Accra.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Ghana are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/accra/en/consular_and_visa_information/consular_information.html

China

Students from People's Republic of China should apply for visa appointment at the embassies of the Czech Republic in Beijing, Chengdu or Shanghai.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from People's Republic of China are available online at the following links:

http://www.mzv.cz/beijing/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html (for Beijing)
http://www.mzv.cz/shanghai/en/visit_czech/index.html  (for Shanghai)
http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/diplomatic_missions/czech_missions_abroad/china_consulate_general_of_the_czech_2.html (for Chengdu)

India

Students from India should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from India are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/newdelhi/en/ko/visa_and_consular_fees.html

Indonesia

Students from Indonesia should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Jakarta.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Indonesia are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/jakarta/en/consular_affairs/index.html

Iran

Students from Iran should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Iran are available online at the following link:  http://www.mzv.cz/teheran/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html

Kazakhstan

Students from Kazakhstan should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Astana.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Kazakhstan are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/astana/ru/vizy_i_konzulskie/x2012_10_24_3.html

Kuwait

Students from Kuwait should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kuwait.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Kuwait are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/kuwait/en/visa_and_consular_services/index.html

Morocco

Students from Morocco should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Rabat.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Morocco are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/rabat/fr/informations_sur_la_republique_tch_que/index.html

Nigeria

Students from Nigeria should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abuja.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Nigeria are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/abuja/en/visa_consular_information/index.html

Pakistan

Students from Pakistan should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Islamabad.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Pakistan are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/islamabad/en/services/visa/index.html

Russia

Current conditions and requirements in Russian are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/moscow/ru/vizy_i_konsulskaja/index.html

Saudi Arabia

Students from Saudi Arabia should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riyadh.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Saudi Arabia are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/riyadh/en/visas_and_consular_information/index.html

South Korea

South Korean students who are staying in the Czech Republic for a period shorter than 90 days are exempt from obtaining a visa. South Korean students with an expected stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days have to apply for a long-term student visa.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from South Korea are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/seoul/en/visas_and_consular_information/index.html

Syria

Students from Syria should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Damascus.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Syria are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/damascus/en/visas_and_consular_information/index.html

 

Turkey

Students from Turkey should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ankara or Istanbul.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Turkey are available online at the following links:
(for Ankara) http://www.mzv.cz/ankara/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html
(for Istanbul) http://www.mzv.cz/istanbul/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html

Ukraine

Students from Ukraine should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev or Lvov.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Ukraine are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/kiev/uk/x2004_09_06/index.html

United Arab Emirates

UAE students who are staying in the Czech Republic for a period shorter than 90 days are exempt from obtaining a visa. UAE students with an expected stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days have to apply for a long-term student visa.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from UAE are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/abudhabi/en/visa_and_consular_information/index.html

United States

US students who are staying in the Czech Republic for a period shorter than 90 days are exempt from obtaining a visa. US students with an expected stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days have to apply for a long-term student visa.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from USA are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/washington/en/consular_information/index.html

Working while studying: US students enrolled in a full time degree programme are allowed to work in the Czech Republic without an employment card or blue card. US exchange students (short term study programmes) do not need an employment permit if they are 26 years old or younger and their work in the Czech Republic does not exceed 7 consecutive calendar days or a total of 30 days within a calendar year.

Vietnam

Students from Vietnam should apply for visa appointment at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi.

Current conditions and requirements for visa applicants from Vietnam are available online at the following link: http://www.mzv.cz/hanoi/en/visas_and_consular_information/index.html