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Compulsory Integration and Adaptation Course for Residence Permits Holders

Starting January 1, 2021, it is compulsory for all long-term residence permit holders to pass the adaptation and integration course within one year of the date of collecting their residence permit.

Detailed information about the course could be found on the Ministry of Interior's website.

The course need to be passed by new holders of D/VR type of visa in following categories:

  • a long-term residence permit for the territory
  • a long-term residence permit for the territory due to a change in purpose of stay
  • a permanent residence permit for the territory for humanitarian reasons, specifically for a foreign national who is the spouse of an asylee, whose marriage took place before the asylee entered the territory; for an asylee’s minor child or a child dependent on the care of an asylee if that child has not applied for asylum; or for a foreign national who was a citizen of the Czech Republic in the past
  • a permanent residence permit for the territory for reasons worthy of special consideration
  • a permanent residence permit for the territory, if the foreign national’s stay is in the national interest of the Czech Republic
  • a permanent residence permit for the territory for the child of a foreign national who holds a permanent residence permit for the territory of the Czech Republic and if the reason for the application is family reunification of such foreign nationals in the territory
  • a permanent residence permit for the territory after the cancellation of a previous permanent residence permit due to the former holder spending an continuously period of six years outside the territory of the Czech Republic, or due to the former holder spending an continuously period of twelve months outside the territory of the European Union
  • a permanent residence permit having spend an continuously period of four years in the territory for a foreign national residing in the territory after the completion of international protection proceedings

Failure to satisfy the obligation of taking the adaptation and integration course within one year of the foreign national collecting their residence permit is an offence which carries a fine of up to CZK 10,000.

Integration and Adaptation Course Leaflet (PDF, 101 KB)