We know that it is not always easy to start a new life in a new country. Adaptation/integration courses for migrants represent a helpful first step in a newcomer’s life in the Czech Republic. If you have come to the CR to live here on a long-term basis, you will receive a great deal of practical information about Czech society.
There is nothing to worry about even if you do not speak Czech. Courses are conducted in Czech with professional interpreting into English, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, Mongolian or Arabic.
The courses offer practical and essential information related to the following fields:
Basic information about the responsibilities connected with residence in the CR, including the residence legislation, and especially: Visas, long-term residence permit, permanent residence, citizenship. Changes to and extension of the residence permit (where and how to arrange it). Deadlines and conditions. Biometrics. Essential elements, forms and fees. Travelling across the EU/Schengen. Inviting family members or friends. Family reunification. Study conditions with respect to residence legislation. Changing schools/universities and completion of studies. Useful contacts.
Housing: Searching for housing. Renting a flat. Fees related to renting. Risks and protection. Reporting one’s place of residence in the CR and any changes in accordance with the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the CR.
Healthcare, health and social insurance: Healthcare system in the Czech Republic. Public and private health insurance. Social security system in the Czech Republic.
Education: Czech education system. Placement of children into the Czech education system. Czech language courses for adults and children. Recognition of previous education.
Business: Obtaining a business licence in the CR. Duties – health and social insurance, taxes. Residence of foreigners with the purpose of doing business.
Employment: Employee card. Types of employment contracts. How to look for a job. Taxes. Health and social insurance. Students and employment. Risks and protection of employees.
Contacts for Czech institutions: Ministry of the Interior. Foreign police in different regions. Contacts for organisations which provide free assistance to foreigners – integration centres across the whole of the Czech Republic and non-governmental non-profit organisations.
National holidays. Customs and traditions. Basic cultural overview. Interesting places in the Czech Republic and leisure activities.
Everyday practical life: Crisis situations. Traffic. Driving a car. Car registration. Post office. Official correspondence.
You can find the adaptation/integration courses on their website: //www.vitejtevcr.cz/en/.
Tel: 775 965 571 (CS, EN, RU, ARAB, FR, SP), 273 132 715