More and more foreigners are moving to the Czech Republic to work or study, and Prague is one of the top destinations in the world.
Given that, some changes have been made in the city regarding its services to expats, especially about bureaucratic processes. There are many offices in the city that deal with employee cards and different visa permits and in recent years, the MOI (Ministry of Interior) office in Prague closed some old ones, now moved in parts of the city better served by public transport.
The renewal also involves important changes regarding which task is assigned to each office. For example, now the studying visa permits and all the bureaucratic procedures involving them has been centralized in one office.
If you’re a non-EU student and you want to apply, let’s make an example, for a visa extension request, this is the place to go:
Unlike working foreigners MOI offices, this one covers the entire Prague district, so it doesn’t matter where you live. Now, some practical information!
Address: Hládkov 682/9, Prague 6 – Stresovice.
Office hours: Monday: from 8.00 to 16.00
Tuesday: from 8.00 to 16.00
Wednesday: from 8.00 to 16.00
Thursday: 8.00 to 16.00
Friday: from 8.00 to 12.00
Phone: 974 820 680
In order to receive assistance, it is first mandatory to make an appointment through the online service. Here you can find the page with all instructions, including how to create a new account.
There are no metro stations nearby but the office can be reached by 4 tram lines: 2-22-23-25. All stops are just a few minutes walking from the office.
Line 2 starts from Nádraží Braník and goes along the Vltava river, line 22 connects the northeast to the southwest part of the city, line 23 starts right in the city center near Pavlova and finally, line 25 connects the upper east side to the west side of Prague.