NEW OBLIGATION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OF 1 JANUARY 2021:
ADAPTATION AND INTEGRATION COURSE
Every foreign national who, as of 1 January 2021, is issued a long-term residence permit for the territory of the Czech Republic, and also every foreign national who is issued a permanent residence permit after this date without the precondition of previous authorised stay in the territory is obliged to take the adaptation and integration course within one year of the date of collecting their residence permit.
WHAT IS THE ADAPTATION AND INTEGRATION COURSE?
This is a course during which foreign nationals will be acquainted with the rights and obligations connected with their stay in the territory of the Czech Republic, with the fundamental values of the Czech Republic, with everyday life, culture and customs prevailing in the Czech Republic. Course participants will also be provided information on organisations and institutions that provide advisory services to foreign nationals free of charge.
WHO IS THE COURSE ORGANISED BY AND WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
Adaptation and integration courses are administered by Centres for Support of Integration of Foreign Nationals(//www.integracnicentra.cz). There are eighteen such centres in the Czech Republic and it is up to the foreign national to choose which centre to take the course at. The course may be also organised by a different legal entity cooperating with a Centre for Support of Integration of Foreign Nationals. Taking a course that is neither directly organised nor administered by a Foreign National Integration Support Centre established pursuant to § 155a of Act No.326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and on amendment to certain acts, as amended, will not be recognised as satisfaction of the obligation.
WHO WILL TEACH THE COURSE AND IN WHAT LANGUAGE?
The course is taught by a qualified educator, in the Czech language.The course content is interpreted into English, French, Mongolian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian or Vietnameseby a qualified interpreter.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE LAST?
The adaptation and integration course last four hours.
For more information about the course and how to register for the course, see www.vitejtevcr.cz.
More information is also available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the CR.