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!

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 A1 consultant Lucie Šimonová at lucie@relocare.cz.

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