International Student Office
The University of New York in Prague is a diverse school of many nationalities. We are fully aware of the fact that arriving in a foreign country and getting used to a new environment can be very challenging. The International Office is part of the Student Affairs Office, and we are committed to helping international students settle in Prague. If you’re coming from far afield, don’t worry! We will help you adjust to your new surroundings from the very beginning of your stay in Central Europe, and support you throughout your time studying at UNYP.
We’re here to help
We can help you with a wide range of issues and concerns that affect you during your stay in the Czech Republic, such as:
- finding suitable accommodation for your budget and preferences
- support you with your duties after arrival to the Czech Republic
- helping you with your visa or residence permit:
- reminding you of your visa expiry dates and extension application deadlines
- providing you with detailed information about the documentation and procedures
- making appointments at the Czech Interior Ministry for submitting your application
- show you how to check your application status
- provide information about health insurance
- provide information about public transport and public transport tickets
- welfare advice, including costs of living
As an international student, you must follow the official procedures regarding your visas and residence permit in the Czech Republic.
To stay in the Czech Republic legally as a student, you need to do three things:
- Either register your visa/residence address to the Czech Foreign Police within 3 days of your arrival (if you hold long term visa) to the Czech Republic OR arrange appointment for giving your biometric data at the Immigration Office (if you hold long term residence permit).
- Report any changes such as change of address, change of passport, loss of your visa or biometric ID card within 3 working days (change of passport, visa loss) or within 30 days (change of address).
Apply for and obtain a long-term residence permit to extend your student long-term visa.
Warning: The visa renewal process should start at least 2 months before your current visa expires. if you hold a long term visa, you can not start the prolongation process less than 15 days before your current visa expires. In case you hold a long term residence permit you need to apply for porlongation at least 1 working day before your current permit expires.
Please remember that we are required by law to inform the Ministry of the Interior of your student status.
Foreign Police Headquarters
Address: Olsanska 2, 130 51 Praha 3
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00-17:00
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00-15:00
Friday: 8:00 - 12:00
Directions: Take the metro red line (C) from I.P. Pavlova to Hlavní nádraží - Railway Station (towards Letňany). From the station building, turn right, walk approx. 60-70 meters to Hlavni nadrazi tram stop (Bolzanova street), take tram 9 or 26 and go to the Olsanska tram stop.
Immigration Office of the Ministry of the Interior (OAMP - For International Students) in Hládkov, Prague 6
Address: Hládkov 682/9, Prague 6
Phone: 974 820 680 (for appointments)
Directions: Take the metro green line (A) from Náměstí Míru to Hradčanská and then take tram 25 to the tram stop Hládkov. Walk approximately 100 meters up the hill (following the tram's direction) and then turn right onto Hládkov street. Walk further down the street until you see the white door with the Ministry of the Interior logo.
Alternate Route: Take tram 22 from Náměstí Míru to Pohořelec. Walk back approximately 100 meters in the direction that your tram came from and turn left onto Hládkov street. Keep walking down the street until you cross Myslbekova street. Walk approximately 100 meters until you see the white door with the Ministry of the Interior logo.
For further information or assistance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or drop in to the Student Affairs Office to see us any time during our working hours 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
Detailed information can be found on the Czech Interior Ministry website: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/immigration.aspx