Entry Requirements for EU Citizen
EU Citizen with an internship less than 90 days, doesn’t need a visa. However, temporary residence permits are available to those who wish to remain in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days and who can meet certain criteria required by the Ministry of External Affairs. Here are the documents needed to get one:
- Completed and signed application form together with two passport-sized photographs.
- Passport is valid for at least ninety days after the proposed end of the stay in the Czech Republic.
- Evidence of sufficient funds
- Evidence of purpose of the stay
- Proof of accommodation
- Certificate of health insurance
- Criminal record clearance – Police clearance certificate (only for applicants older than 15 years)
Entry Requirements for non-EU Citizen
You require a Schengen visa (letter “C” visa) if your internship lasts less than 90 days. The administrative costs of processing the visa application are around $83. You can apply for the visa at the Czech embassy.
If the internship lasts more than 90 days, you will need to get a long-stay visa (letter “D” visa). you will require the following documents to apply for the visa.
- Application Form
- Biometric Data (Fingerprints)
- Supporting Documents on
- Parental consent for child´s Travel – written in a free form and signed by both parents / legal guardians (signature does not need to be officially verified).
- Criminal record clearance
- Travel medical insurance – only if visa approved, not when applying.
What you need to know:
- Supporting documents may not be older than 180 days except a passport, registry documents (birth certificate or marriage certificate), diplomas, and similar documents and photos (if reflecting current appearance).
- Supporting documents must be submitted in the Czech. Documents in another language must also be submitted in official translation into Czech.
- Foreign public documents must be legalized
- Passport, supporting documents on the purpose of stay, registry documents (birth certificate and marriage certificate), and parental consent must be submitted in their original form.
For EU and non-EU citizens, to make sure you get the right visa or permit, we recommend you to contact the Czech Republic Embassy in your home country. There might be some countries that don’t need a visa to have an internship in Prague according to country agreements.