Visa renewal and post-graduate visas

Full degree students who are required to obtain a visa to study in the Czech Republic will need to renew their visa (residence permit) during their program. The process for applying for a long term residence permit in the Czech Republic may be different than applying for one outside of the Czech Republic. In order to ensure accurate and up-to-date information, this page will link directly to the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) website. Please find specific information for your situation below.

Students who have questions regarding documentation provided by the University for visa applications should contact Klára Němečková at 217236@mail.muni.cz.

We understand that the visa process can be complicated, FSS will assist students in anyway they can, however students should be advised that FSS and the University is not able to intervene on their behalf to the MOI.

Visa Renewal

Full degree students who are required to have a visa to study in the Czech Republic will need to renew their visas during their time here. In order to apply for a Long Term Residence Permit, or extend one, in the Czech Republic, students must have submitted an application before their current visa expires. 

Students are encouraged to review the requirements in advance to be sure they have all necessary documentation. 

Students should be sure to have an appointment booked PRIOR to their current visa expiring at the MOI office to ensure they have submited their renewal application on time. 

For information about applying for a Long Term Residence Permit for the first time, please go to the MOI website here

For information about applying for extending a Long Term Residence Permit, please go to the MOI website here

Students should keep in mind that appointments get booked months in advance AND that a renewal of visa must be started prior to your visa expiring. Students are encouraged to book an appointment at the MOI as early as possible. For example, if your visa expires in September, students should start their application process by mid-August. In order to secure an appointment, students should go to the website at least 3 months in advance.

It is possible to submit the application without all the necessary documentation, students can send additional information to the MOI. Students can also send a request for the interruption of the process until they´ll have all necessary documents. 

Often, the process requires students to go to the MOI 3 separate times over about 2-3 months. Students should be sure they will be in the country to do so.

Bridge-Visa

Students can apply for bridge visa in the situation when the application for Long Term Residence Permit or extending a Long Term Residence Permit is in the process, but their visa has expired and they need to leave the Czech Republic. There is no need to get the appointment for it, students can go directly to the MOI Office during walk in hours (as they apply).

Post-Graduation Visa - Long-term residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment

Foreign nationals who are residing in the territory of the Czech Republic with a long-term residence permit for the purpose of studies and who successfully completed their university education are eligible to file an application for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment or, as the case may be, an application for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of starting a business.

For more information on the requirements for obtaining a visa for the 'purposes of seeking employment', please visit the MOI website

In May 2021 a webinar was recorded with the Brno Expat Centre. The recording of this webinar can be found here, the presentation, with the links they mentioned can be found here

Please note: This visa can only be applied for in the territory of the Czech Republic at a MOI office. Students are encouraged to start the process as soon as they are able to. This visa is only available for students who have residence permits, a visa in your passport does not count.

EU citizens

EU citizens are not required to obtain a visa to study in the Czech Republic however they are required to do the following:

  1. Register with the foreign police

    All EU nationals, includign students, who plan to stay in the Czech Republic for over 30 days, must register your place of residence in this country within 30 days of your arrival. If you are living in the dormitories they will register for you.

    The place to do this is the Foreign Police office at Cejl 62b.

  2. If you applied for and now hold a residence card – a certificate of temporary residence of EU citizen – issued by the Immigration Office, you have to report any changes including a change or residence, or other official documents. 

Change of Address

Any non-EU foreigner who changes their accommodation is required to inform the Immigration Office (Tuřanka 1554/115b) within 30 days using the form for changes found here

If you need to send something to the MOI office, please use the registered mail (in Czech „doporučeně“) to have the evidence when it was sent. The full address for the MOI office is:
OAMP MV ČR
Oddělení pobytu cizinců Jihomoravský kraj
Tuřanka 1554/115b
627 00 Brno

Change of Passport

If your passport changes you must inform the Immigration office  (Tuřanka 1554/115b within 3 days using the form for changes found here

If you need to send something to the MOI office, please use the registered mail (in Czech „doporučeně“) to have the evidence when it was sent. The full address for the MOI office is:
OAMP MV ČR
Oddělení pobytu cizinců Jihomoravský kraj
Tuřanka 1554/115b
627 00 Brno

Student Visa in case of interrupted studies

Before deciding to interrupt their studies, students should research what it will mean for their visa. The University is required to inform the Ministry of the Interior every few months on the status of students. An interruption of studies could lead to student’s visa being cancelled.

With the interruption of their studies they lose their student status. It is also clearly stated in the Masaryk University study and examination regulations.

Section 10, paragraph 3: “A person whose studies have been interrupted (section 13) is entitled to reenrollment in these studies and to enrolment in an upcoming semester (section 12) once the interruption period has expired. That person becomes a MU student enrolled at the relevant faculty on the day of re-enrolment in studies.”

Section 13, paragraph 6 says: “A person ceases to be a student of MU on the day of interruption of studies or on the last day of his/her concurrent studies.” 

Students should discuss with the study office to determine what this means for them. 

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