Moving Procedures for Obtaining Education in Czech Republic
According to the legislation of the Czech Republic, foreigners studying at Czech educational institutions must obtain a long-term residence permit for the purpose of “studies”. The residence permit will be issued for one year and can be repeatedly prolonged.
A Holder of the Student Residence permit has the Following Rights:
Where to Submit Documents and Receive a ‘Student’ Residence Permit?
The application must be submitted at the nearest Czech Consulate, in the student’s country of residence, or in a selected neighboring country, if there is no consulate in the student’s country.
You can apply for a long term residence permit at the MOI office in the territory of the Czech Republic under the following conditions:
a. You are a holder of a long-term visa (for more than 90 days) for any purpose, except long-term visa for seasonal work or extra work,
b. You are a holder of a long-term residence permit for another purpose issued in the territory of Czech Republic,
c. You are a holder of a long-term residence permit issued for study by another EU member state.
Can I work during my studies?
Yes, you can work up to 20 hours a week if you attend an accredited program at an educational institution. Your work should not interfere with your studies.
If you are a third country student, you do not need an employment permit. The employer has to notify the Public Employment Service when you start to work.
Can I work after finishing my studies?
Following the successful conclusion of your studies, you can apply for a working permit:
1. You can apply for the Employee card anytime, even during your studies,
2. If you conclude your studies and you still have a valid visa/residence permit, you can apply for a “job seeker visa,” which will give you additional nine months after finishing studies to find a job or start your own business. The applicants have to be included in an accredited program, not a language course.