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Do you need to take an adaptation and integration course?

Take a quick quiz to make it clear! There is a new tool that will help you find out whether you need to attend the course or not.

It has been over a year since the Integration Centre Prague (ICP) started implementing adaptation and integration courses. In the ICP, these educational courses have been attended by 4,832 foreigners (as of 6th October 2022). From 1st January 2021, the course is mandatory for specific groups of migrants from non-EU countries who, from this date on, obtain long-term residence or permanent residence in the CR pursuant to Sections 66 and 67 of Act No.326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic.


How can foreigners find out whether they are obliged to take the course?

On the website of the Ministry of the Interior you can find a comprehensive list of groups of foreigners to whom this obligation applies, including the exceptions provided by law. This year, the ICP has also created new leaflets (downloadable here) on the back side of which there is a simple quiz. By taking the quiz, foreigners will find out whether the obligation to attend the course applies to them or not within a few minutes. There is also an online version of the quiz on aik.icpraha.com.


How can foreigners register for the course?

Registration for courses is done online through frs.gov.cz. On the ICP’s website there is a detailed registration guide available for download. The ICP also offers consultation days (Tuesdays and Thursdays on Žitná 51, Prague 1, 6th floor), during which they can help foreigners register for the course and answer any questions related to the courses.


Reminder of technical information about the course

The adaptation and integration course takes 4 hours. The courses are presented by certified lecturers in Czech and interpreted into Arabic, English, French, Mongolian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. The participant fee is CZK 1, 500. Foreigners are issued a certificate confirming they have attended the course and thus fulfilled their obligation. The limit for completing the course is 1 year from the moment of entering into force of their residence permit (i.e from the moment of its collection). Foreigners who fail to attend the course within this period are liable to a fine of up to CZK 10,000.

For more information about the courses, see Welcome to the Czech Republic – Adaptation and Integration Courses.