For most of our courses you will need

A visa for a stay of over 90 days (long-term)

We help our admitted students with the basic visa application free of charge!

An application for a long-term visa for over 90 days can be filed at a Czech Embassy abroad. You are obliged to file the application only at the Czech Embassy in the state of which you are a citizen or which issued your current travel document or in the state in which you have a long-term or permanent residence permit. You do not have to meet these conditions if you are a citizen of a state presented in the list of countries whose nationals are entitled to file an application for a long-term visa at any Czech Embassy whatsoever (Decree No. 429/2010 Coll.).

You should submit the application on the completed form along with all the necessary requirements laid down by law. You should, however, always submit originals or official copies of the documents. All of the documents submitted must be made out in the Czech language or officially translated into Czech. Moreover, foreign public documents must be supported by a higher verification (Apostille, superlegalisation).

Application form for a visa for a stay for over 90 days (long-term visa)


Along with the application for a long-term visa you must submit:

a travel document (original)
• A travel document is understood to be: o an authentic instrument that is recognized as a travel document by the Czech Republic, o an identity card of an EU citizen, o a foreign passport with territorial validity for all states, o a proof of identity for travelling, or o a travel document issued by the Czech Republic on the basis of an international agreement, o a replacement travel document for the European Union, o a list of pupils on a school trip within the European Union if it contains  1. photographs of the pupils that are not able to identify themselves with an identity card with a photograph,  2. a certificate from an EU member State giving the pupil’s place of residence, that the pupil is entitled to return to this Member State, under the assumption that the EU Member State in which the pupil has the place of residence has informed the Czech Republic that the list of pupils should be recognized as a travel document. • An authentic instrument issued by a foreign state for the purpose of travelling abroad can also be recognized as a travel document, if, from the aspect of its appearance and the language in which the data is given, it corresponds to international customs, its territorial validity includes the Czech republic and it can be used to ascertain o data on the foreign national’s nationality, o data on his/her identity, o a photograph of the holder, o data on its expiry date. • For an applicant under 15 who does not have his/her own travel document, it is sufficient to submit a travel document of another foreign national (e.g. a parent) in which he/she is entered. • A travel document for the purposes of conferring a long-term visa shall not be older than 10 years, it must contain at least 2 free pages and its validity must be at least 3 months longer than the validity of the long-term visa. • A travel document is considered invalid if: o it has expired, o it has been damaged such that the entries in it are illegible, o its integrity is disrupted, o it contains false data or unauthorized changes have been made (false data is data on the foreign national’s name(s) and surname, if they have been changed, e.g. in connection to a marriage), o the photograph on the document does not correspond to the holder’s actual appearance, or o the holder of this document died or has been declared dead.

2 photographs
• A photograph or a similar pictorial record (hereinafter a “photograph”) has a smooth surface, must satisfy tests for image stability and be black and white or colour. It is rectangular measuring 35 mm x 45 mm, standing on the shorter side with straight or rounded (radius = 3 mm +/- 0.5 mm,) corners and is 0.13 to 0.27 mm thick. • The photograph shows the head and upper part of the shoulders of the person facing the camera so that the central vertical plane of the face is extended to the vertical plane of the camera lens and the horizontal plane of the face formed by the eyes is extended to the horizontal plane of the camera lens. • The photograph must correspond to the person’s appearance at the time of filing the application. Photos of you looking over your shoulder, turned to the side or with the head inclined are not acceptable. The expression must be neutral with the mouth closed and the eyes open. Hair should not cover the face. • The minimum distance between the upper edge of the head and the upper edge of the photo is 2 mm. The height of the facial part of the head, which is formed by the distance between the eyes and the chin, is at least 13 mm. • The background is white to light blue, or if needs be, a light grey colour. Various hues of these colours are acceptable. The photograph should be free from reflection or glare that would markedly change the person’s characteristic identifying traits such as the shape and location of the eyebrows, eyes, nose, mouth, chin and the overall shape of the face. The photograph cannot be retouched nor can any other modifications be made to the negative or positive nor can the person’s image be digitally processed and then printed.
, not necessary if a pictorial recording has been made of the foreign national

proof of accommodation
This is the most difficult part of the process. Please look at how to get a

document on the purpose of stay
Upon approval of your application and payment of the course fee we will issue a document confirming your purpose of stay.

proof of funds
The amount of funds required for the purposes of a long-term visa: For the purposes of a long-term visa (apart from business), a foreign national is obliged to prove the availability of funds that are 15 times the amount of the existential minimum (according to Government Regulation No.409/2011 Col.) this equals 2200 CZK) for the first month and double the amount of existential minimum for every month afterwards, i.e. for instance, for a stay from 1 January – 30 June, it would be (15*2200) + (5*2*2200) = 33 000 + 22 000 = 55 000 CZK A foreign national under 18 years proves the availability of half the amount.

Upon request you are further obliged to submit:

document similar to an extract from the Penal Register record,
issued by the state of which you are a citizen, as well as the states in which, in the last 3 years, you have resided continuously for a period longer than 6 months, or a signed affidavit in the event that this state does not issue such a document.

document proving the fulfillment of conditions
set out in the measure of Ministry of Health on prevention of the spread of infectious illnesses

If your application is approved, prior to affixing the visa, you are obliged to submit:

a proof of medical travel insurance
The amount of the insurance benefit (the agreed insurance benefit limit for one insurance event must be at least EUR 60 000, that being without an insurance retention on the amount of the given costs).


It is always necessary to file the application for a long-term visa in person.

Please take into consideration that the processing time can be up to 90 days!


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