A guide to Adaptation & Integration Courses

Adaptation & Integration courses are mandatory for all non-EU foreigners between 15-61 years of age who have received their first ever biometric long-term or permanent residency permit after 1.1.2021. Read through our guide to understand if you need to take the course, when and how!

 

You must take the course if you fulfill all of these requirements:
  • Third country/Non-EU citizen
  • Between 15-61 years old
  • Received your first biometric residence permit after 1.1.2021

 

You do not have to take the course if you are:
  • From the EU
  • Younger than 15 or older than 61
  • Extending your residence permit or changing your purpose of stay

 

Important: Newcomers have one year from when their residence permit is issued to complete the course, otherwise they risk being fined up to CZK 10,000.

 

What is the course like?
The course is taught by a Czech tutor and interpreted into English, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French, Serbian, Mongolian, Arabic and Vietnamese. 
It takes four hours and costs CZK 1,500. You need to attend the full four hours in order to “pass”. You will not be tested.

 

What will you learn?
The course covers issues foreigners may come across in the Czech Republic, as well as the values of Czech society and culture.

 

 

How to take the course:
  • Register here: https://frs.gov.cz/cs/user/register
  • Pay CZK 1500 to the Ministry of the Interior using the QR code found in the registration form
  • Wait a few days for the payment to be processed, then you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to book to your course date.
  • In Prague – arrive at Žitná 51 (6th floor) at least 20 minute before your appointment and bring a pen

 

 

Find out more information about the courses here.

 

Contact us to get guidance on the these courses and any other immigration matter!

Summer Marketing Internship in Prague

Summer is our busiest season and so we are looking for a passionate, creative and hard-working intern to work along with our Marketing Specialist! This is an amazing opportunity to get your first formal work experience, learn from skilled colleagues and get a taste of digital marketing in business.

 

About you

 

  • A student with a keen interest in digital marketing, social media and blogging, looking for your first work experience
  • Creative but diligent – you come up with your own ideas but complete tasks and stick to deadlines
  • Excellent written Czech and English
  • Team worker – you’ll cooperate closely with our Marketing Specialist Jo and need to communicate with her every step of the way
  • No previous marketing experience needed. This is an internship where you’ll have an opportunity to learn, ask questions and gain experience from the work space.

 

About the internship
  • 2-3 days per week (up to 50 hours per month)
  • In our central Prague office on Vodičkova street
  • Can start immediately and last throughout the summer, with the option to become a more permanent position from September onwards
  • Paid at CZK 150/hour with a maximum reward of CZK 10k/month

 

What would you do?
  • Assistance with social media content and planning – Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Creative brainstorming and research
  • Assistance with newsletter writing and scheduling
  • Blogging and website maintanance
  • Google Ads analysis

 

If you sound like the right fit, email our Marketing Specialist Jo with an introduction at josefine@relocare.cz and she’ll get back to you ASAP!

A1 – A must for working abroad

What is it?

 

All employees sent for work across Europe are obliged to have an A1 form.

The A1 (formerly E101 or E103) is an internationally recognised form that allows EU-based employees to work from other EU and EEA* countries without paying additional social and health insurance fees. It proves you pay insurance in another European country, and therefore prevents you from being fined.

 

Who does it concern?

 

The A1 form is obligatory for Czech residents working in multiple EU* states. 

Whether it is a half-day business trip or a year abroad, having the A1 form is a legal requirement and not fulfilling it could result in fines. The A1 is valid for up to 24 months and can be re-issued, given the employee fulfills a two-month break after the expiration date before re-applying.

 

How to get your A1?

 

At ReloCare we can submit the A1 application for you so you can save time and focus on work. Keep in mind that the authorities demand between 30 – 40 working days for issuing the form, so make sure you let us know well ahead of your trip.

For A1 information and support, contact our Head of Immigration Kristýna Richtrová at kristyna@relocare.cz  or call at +420 608 874 860.

 

*The A1 form is valid across the EU, the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), Switzerland and the UK.

Start your career as a Relocation Consultant

We’re a team of 12 young and dynamic professionals located in the heart of Prague. We offer immigration and relocation services to clients from abroad who are moving to the Czech Republic. Some of our clients include Coca Cola, Facebook and Skoda Auto.

We are looking for a new Relocation Consultant who is eager to learn and enthusiastic about working with people. You’ll be helping foreigners find a home in Prague, find schools for their children, arrange internet connection, parking permits etc.

No previous experience with immigration or relocation is requiredwe will teach you everything you need to know!

You will be working in a Czech/English speaking environment and support clients from juniors to directors from all around the world. The job will help you develop great communication and customer care skills, negotiation and teamwork. This is a challenging job with lots to learn and no two days are the same!

Your responsibilities

  • Learn and understand our relocation services and procedures
  • Communicate with clients and accompany them to viewings
  • Communicate with ministries, real estate agencies and moving companies
  • Organise and coordinate outsourced services
  • Organise and store all client data and documents
  • Assist immigration procedures such as Foreign Police registrations, change of address etc.

What we need from you 

  • Eager to learn new things
  • Ideally at least one year of office/administration work experince
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and databases
  • Able to confidently communicate in English and Czech
  • Deadline and time sensitive
  • Team player
  • Active driver

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work in English
  • Experience working with an international clientele from junior to executive positions
  • Mentoring and career growth
  • Work in a dynamic and strong team 
  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Full-time
  • Salary: 31k-35k depending on experience
  • 25 days of holidays
  • Multisport card (CZK 400 by employer, CZK 200 charged to the employee) – optional
  • At least three fun team-building activities throughout the year
  • Free refreshments in the kitchen  

If this sounds exciting, call our Head of Relocation Tomáš Zubek at +420 773 590 498, or drop an introduction email with your CV to tomas@relocare.cz, he’ll get in touch with you ASAP!

Immigration updates for Russian and Belarusian citizens

UPDATE 30.3.2022

 

Russian and Belarusian citizens who have already received their entry visa (with the intention of obtaining an employee/blue card) before the start of the conflict in Ukraine, can now finish the process at the Ministry of the Interior.

 

Find more information here.

Original article from the Ministry of Industry and Trade here.

Immigration overview for Ukrainian citizens in the Czech Republic

Here you can find the latest citizenship and visa updates from the Czech Ministry of the Interior regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Read the original article in Czech and Ukrainian here.

 

UPDATE 22. 3. 2022 

 

Citizens of Ukraine who hold a valid biometric passport can stay in the Czech Republic for a period of 90 days without a visa. It is only necessary to register with the Foreign Police within 30 days, unless their accommodation provider registers them instead. To stay in the Czech Republic and participate in everyday life, it is possible to apply for temporary protection

 

From March 22nd  the so-called special long-term visa for citizens of Ukraine will no longer be issued in the simplified regime. The so-called Lex Ukraine act has come into force and establishes temporary protection for citizens of Ukraine fleeing armed conflict from Ukraine. 

 

For further details and instructions please read the original article available in Czech, English and Ukrainian.

 

UPDATE 21. 3. 2022

 

As of 21.3. all Ukrainian immigrants with the special long-term visa (read how to obtain it below) may enter the Czech labour market and apply for jobs freely. It is then the employer’s duty to announce the new employee to the Labour office. Foreigners who have obtained this long-term visa are eligible for a one-time humanitarian benefit of CZK 5 000. In order to receive the benefit, they must have a Czech bank account. Ukrainian refugees may apply for this benefit here.

 

Those who have a Czech bank account and have received the humanitarian benefit do not have to submit any further documentation to the Labour office. Without a Czech bank account, the foreigner must show their passport and long-term visa to enter the labour market. Immigrants who have received the humanitarian benefit and do not have enough funds to secure basic needs (food, medicine, clothes, etc.) may apply for a second benefit here.

 

Employers who wish to offer job vacancies to Ukrainian refugees should directly contact the director of the relevant Labour office. Find the full list of contacts here.

Find the original article and a Ukrainian version here.

 

Download our Czech Immigration Overview for Ukrainian Citizens

 

All information valid on 9.3.2022 and subject to change. Available in English, Czech and Ukrainian.

 

Czech Immigration Overview for Ukrainian Citizens

ReloCare Přehled pro imigrující občany Ukrajiny

Огляд чеської імміграції для громадян України

 

For any immigration queries related to the conflict in Ukraine, we are now offering free consultations with our immigration expert Kristýna Richtrová. We kindly ask you to search for answers to your questions in the documents above before contacting us.

 

Our consultant Kristýna Richtrová is available for these consultations every working day from 9AM – 5PM at +420 608 874 860.

 

Update 9.3.2022

 

ALL necessary registrations and applications for Ukrainian refugees can now be done at the Prague Congress centre at Vyšehrad.

Address: 5. května 65, Praha 4, entrance 10 (metro C Vyšehrad station)

Open every day, non-stop

ARRIVAL
  • With a biometric passport, no visa needed.
  • May stay in Czech territory for 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. It is recommended to obtain health insurance that covers the entire stay. Most popular health insurance providers are Slavia, Axa, Maxima, PVZP.
  • Within three days of entering Czech territory all foreigners must register at the Foreign Police* in the relevant city. If staying at a hotel, Airbnb, hostel or any other tourist accommodation facility, the owner of such facility is responsible for this registration. We recommend to check it was done.
  • All Ukrainian citizens staying in the Czech Republic without a visa, or with a visa or residence permit expiring in the next 14 days, are required to apply for a special long-term visa in person at the OAMP* (Department of Asylum and Migration Policy at The Ministry of the Interior).
  • All Covid-19 travel restrictions have been cancelled for Ukrainian citizens.
FOREIGN POLICE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Original passport or ID card
  • Address of accommodation
  • Health insurance confirmation (optional)
  • Register at the FP office in person*
LONG-TERM VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Filled in form
  • Original passport-size photo (45x35mm)
  • Original passport or travel document
  • In-person application at the OAMP*
LONG-TERM VISA PROCESSING
  • The visa is processed and issued on the spot.
  • Validity: 1 year. This may change as the situation develops.
  • Number of entries: 0. The visa applicant may not travel outside the Czech Republic otherwise they will not be let back in.
HEALTH INSURANCE
  • The long-term visa grants Ukrainian citizens free health insurance by VZP.
  • Once the visa is approved, the citizen must come to any VZP office (with original passport) to obtain the free insurance card.
LEGAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
  • Ukrainian citizens can work in the Czech Republic once they obtain the long-term visa and a work permit. The permit is issued at the Labour office.
  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is currently negotiating to grant an exception to allow Ukrainian citizens to work immediately without any further permissions.
WORK PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Vacancy form filled and submitted by the employer
  • Application form(online version)
  • Passport copy
  • Work contract
  • In-person application at the Labour office*
CONTACT DETAILS

*ALL necessary registrations and applications for Ukrainian refugees can now be done at the Prague Congress centre at Vyšehrad.

Address: 5. května 65, Praha 4, entrance 10 (metro C Vyšehrad station)

Open every day, non-stop

Foreign Police

Olšanská 2176/2 130 51, Praha 3

Mon + Wed – 08:00 – 17:00
Tue + Thu – 08:00 – 15:00

Fri, Sat, Sun – closed

+420 974 820 229

OAMP – Department of Asylum and Migration Policy at The Ministry of the Interior

Special opening hours for Ukrainian citizens

Online appointment booking

Offices and opening hours across the Czech Republic

+420 974 801 802, ukrajina@mvcr.cz

Labour office

Opening hours and addresses across the Czech Republic

+420 800 779 900, callcentrum@uradprace.cz

Health Ministry Ukrainian phone line

+420 226 20 1221 – select option 8

VZP health insurance

+420 233 006 311, info@pvzp.cz

Offices and opening hours across the Czech Republic