Before arrival – application

Students from EU countries

If you come from an EU member country (or Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland), you are exempt from student visa requirements. You are not required to have any additional medical insurance, but we highly recommend arranging one.

Students from non-EU countries

If you wish to enrol at Palacky University, you must apply for a long-term visa (recommended) or residence permit for the purpose of studies. You have to file your application at the Embassy or Consulate General of the Czech Republic abroad, usually in your country of citizenship. Applications cannot be filed in the Czech Republic.

Please be advised that the application process for a long-term visa or residence permit for the purpose of studies can take up to 60 days.

Visa application requirements

  • Application form
  • 2 photographs
  • Travel document
  • Document of the purpose of stay
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of funds
  • Parental consent (minors)
  • Register of Criminal Record or an equivalent document (translated into Czech)
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Full details at the Czech Ministry of Interior website

After arrival – obligations

Are you a NEW international student at Palacký University?

Check your VISA obligations after arrival:

  • For arrival registration if you live in private accomodation inform the foreign police:

Foreign Police (Cizinecká policie)
Smetanova 14
779 00  Olomouc tel.: +420 974 761 829,
Office hours: Mon and Wed: 8–17.

  • For arrival registration for students who got the residence permit please:

Write an e-mail at
Subject e-mail: first entry in CZ
Please specify your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, faculty, and date of arrival.
Then you will be given an appointment for biometric. For communication, use your school e-mail (UPOL) account!

For registration, bring your national identity card or a passport (and visa) and your travel health insurance contract and confirmation of its payment to the address above (EU students bring their national health insurance card).

Extension of stay in CZE

If you have been granted a long-term visa for up to one year, it is possible for you to apply for an extension period for another year, or you can apply for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of "studies".

If you have been granted a long-term residence permit for the purpose of "studies", it is possible for your to apply for an extension.

Extension of stay requirements

In order to extend your long-term residence permit for the purpose of "studies" or a long-term visa, you will need to provide:

If you want to extend your stay in the Czech Republic, you have two options.

    Call personally to the infoline of the MOI +420 974 801 801 to arrange an appointment at the OAMP in Olomouc.
  • BY POST 
    Send all materials by post to:
    U Výstaviště 3183/18
    75002 Přerov

Send complete documents, including stamps, only send a copy of your passport. By submitting your application, your obligation is fulfilled and your stay in the Czech Republic is legal. After that (5 days) write an e-mail to, stating your name, surname and date of birth and asking them to communicate the reference number of your application. This number will allow you to track your application online.

If you need an assistance, please contact the Welcome Office.

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