Hello guys! My name is Hana Lahodová and I am an intern at Foreigners Prague from the beginning of January 2019. I am handling PR and marketing tasks for the local office. In this article, I would like to share with you my experience that I gained recently and give you a piece of advice that will save you time.
When you are applying for a visa in the Czech Republic, remember it will probably take between 2 and 3 months or even longer to get it. The official time limit to get your visa is 90 days stated by the Czech immigration law. Nevertheless, it might happen that the embassy will exceed this limit. Therefore, it is better for you to apply for longer health insurance (1 year and 2-3 months or longer). Why?
It doesn’t depend whether you are planning on living in a dormitory or in a flat: when you arrive in the Czech Republic you are obliged to provide a document affirming your accommodation within 3 working days. You also need this very document, when you apply for a visa at the embassy. Shortly said, proof of accommodation is a document which solves many issues concerning your visa in the Czech Republic.