For accurate and up-to-date information about visa procedures, see the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
A new amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic will come in force on August 2nd, 2021 (see https://www.mvcr.cz/soubor/prehled-zmen-provedenych-novelou-zakona-o-pobytu-cizincu-s-ucinnosti-od-2-srpna-2021.aspx). According to this amendment all foreign nationals who will stay in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days must have complex health insurance with VZP (https://www.vzpforforeigners.cz/) which is state-owned insurance company.
An application for a long-term visa for the purpose of studies is processed within 60 days, the whole process of obtaining a visa may take 60–90 days, so it is recommended to apply at your nearest Czech Embassy well in advance.
- Make an appointment
Contact Czech Embassy in your country
- Complete the application form
Print out and fill in the form from the Embassy website. An application for a long-term visa for study purposes is free-of-charge.
Prepare two passport size photographs.
- Travel document
A passport shall not be older than 10 years, must contain at least 2 free pages and its validity must be at least 3 months longer than your expected stay in the Czech Republic.
- A letter of acceptance for studies at MIAS (confirmation of enrolment)
- Proof of accommodation
Submit a signed accommodation contract. It should be sent to the embassy before filing the application.
- Proof of funds
Provide a recent bank statement showing that you have sufficient funds. The amount of required funds depends on the length of your stay and it should be calculated as 15 times the amount of the existential minimum (2490 CZK in October 2020) for the first month and 2 times the amount of existential minimum for every other month.
- Proof of medical travel insurance
Arrange insurance contract.
- Additional documents (upon request)
You may be asked to submit a criminal or a medical report