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.