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Student Visa and Embassy Information

According to the Czech government, U.S. citizens* studying in the Czech Republic for 90 days or more ARE REQUIRED to obtain a student visa. It is the student's sole responsibility to apply for and receive a student visa for the program.

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 without a student visa 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.

**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.

Consulate 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.

General Information:

  • 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.
  • A Czech visa application can take up to 90 days to process, so it is important to apply for a student visa on time.
  • 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.


  • Phone:
    (+420) 257 022 000
  • Fax:
    (+420) 257 022 809
  • Street Address:
    Trziste 15
    118 01 Praha 1 - Mala Strana
    Czech Republic
  • Monday - Friday
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

Prague, Czech Republic

Embassy of the United States in the Czech Republic

Email: vog.etats@GRPSCA


General information...

The U.S. Embassy works to maintain and broaden this relationship which is characterized by successful cooperation across a wide range of political, economic and security issues. The Ambassador to the Court of St. James's is the personal representative of the President, and oversees the Embassy. Representatives from the State Department and 26 other U.S. government agencies manage portfolios concerning economic, commercial and agricultural affairs, consular and immigration issues, customs, transportation, and law enforcement activities, as well as political and military relations, and public affairs.

  • Phone:
    +1 (202) 274-9103
  • Fax:
    +1 (202) 469-8161
  • Street Address:
    3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20008

Washington, D.C., United States

Embassy of the Czech Republic in the United States