We can imagine you could get pretty confused when handling foreign country legislation and duties which arise for you as a foreign student (especially when you’re coming from non-EU country).

That’s why we’ve created this brief guide which informs you what to do after your arrival to the Czech Republic – we’re talking especially about Foreign police registration and Ministry of the Interior registration. Just follow the questions below and find out what you need to do.

Are you an incoming student from any of the EU countries (or from Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland)?

  • YES: Do you stay in a dormitory owned by the university?
    • YES: You don’t need to worry. The residence will take care about your registration.
    • NO, staying in a private accommodation: You have to register at foreign police within 30 days after your arrival.
  • NO: Do you have a long-term visa or long-term residence permit?
    • VISA: Do you stay in a dormitory owned by the university?
      • YES: You don’t need to worry. The residence will take care about your registration.
      • NO, staying in a private accommodation: You have to register at foreign police within 3 working days after your arrival.
    • RESIDENCE PERMIT: You need to register at Ministry of the Interior within 3 working days after your arrival.

Where to go

  1. For students coming from the EU countries (+ Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland) and students with long-term visa for the purposes of studies, this is the address to remember:

FOREIGN POLICE (Cizinecká policie)
Address: Cejl 62b, Brno
Telephone: +420 974 628 131
Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday:  8 a. m. – 5 p. m.
Tuesday and Thursday:      8 a. m. – 2 p. m.
Friday:                                   none

  1. For students with long-term residence permit for the purposes of studies:

MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR, Department for Asylum and Migration Policy
(Ministerstvo vnitra, odbor azylové a migrační politiky)
Address: Hněvkovského 30/65, Brno
Telephone: +420 543 213 313
Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday:      8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday:                                   none

Detailed information

  • General VISA information when coming to the Czech Republic (Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website): link
  • Long-term VISA application procedure (Ministry of the Interior official website): link
  • VISAPOINT: link
  • Residency in the Czech Republic (brief information and foreign police offices contacts): link
  • Brief information for non-EU countries students (made by Ministry of the Interior): link
  • How do I do this? (leaflet for non-EU countries citizens made by Ministry of the Interior): link
  • Compulsory travel medical insurance information: link
  • List of Czech embassies abroad: link
  • Immigration portal of the Czech Republic: link