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Czech Republic: Integration and adaptation course now mandatory for migrants (Unofficial translation)

Every foreign national who - as of 1 January 2021 - is issued a long-term residence permit for 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.

Foreign nationals who have already taken this course or who have been issued a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit before 1 January 2021 are not obliged to take the course, as long as their permit was valid on 1 January 2021. The new obligation does not apply to citizens of the European Union and their family members.

What is the adaptation and integration course?

It is a course lasting four hours, during which foreign nationals are acquainted with the rights and obligations connected to their stay in the territory of the Czech Republic, with the fundamental values of the Czech Republic, and with the country's everyday life, culture and customs. To attend the course, individuals must register via the online reservation system

The course is taught by a qualified educator, in the Czech language. Its content is interpreted into English, French, Mongolian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese by a qualified interpreter.

Find further detailed information about the course here (in Czech, English, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Bosnian, Serbian, French, Moldovan, Spanish and Arabic).