According to the Czech government, U.S. citizens* studying in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days are NOT required to obtain a student visa. If you surpass this allotted time you may be subject to fines, arrest, and/or expulsion from the country. Please note: The consulate may not issue a student visa if your academic program is less than 90 days.
U.S. citizens* studying in the Czech Republic for 90 days or more ARE REQUIRED to obtain a student visa.
**Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, you should contact your Consulate to verify specific entry requirements. As these requirements vary based on citizenship, non-U.S. citizens may not be permitted to travel to Czech Republic without a visa or outside of their visa dates. Also, visa fees for non-U.S. citizens may differ so please be sure to check your specific consulate's website for the most up to date information.
You must apply for your student visa through the Czech consulate that has jurisdiction over your permanent state of residence. Rules and regulations for student visas are constantly changing and each Czech consulate in the US functions independently. It is imperative that you contact your consulate immediately to obtain an official list of requirements and regulations.
-As of September 1st, 2007, you do NOT need to apply in person, but please verify this with your local consulate as regulations can change.
-You should download a Czech visa application from your Czech consulate immediately since visa processing can take AT LEAST 90 days once your application is received.
-You will be applying for a student visa, however, you must complete the a Long-Stay visa application form.
-Once your student visa is granted, it will be valid for 180 days within a twelve month period.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
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