The following information is intended for newly admitted students who have currently applied for or will apply for a visa or residence permit for the Czech Republic. If you already have a visa or do not need it to stay in the Czech Republic, consider the information below as irrelevant.
Based on a new request from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, if you obtain a visa or long-term residence permit to study at the CZU or a work visa associated with a work stay at the CZU, proof of a new certificate issued by the university is required. It is necessary when you are going to pick up the residence permit or visa approval at the embassy at the latest (when the visa is affixed to your passport) to submit the attached “form A”, which must be confirmed and signed by the CZU.
The “form A” responds to the protective measures of the Ministry of Health to restrict the crossing of the state border of the Czech Republic, which took effect on 1 July 2020. In accordance with the Act No. 326/1999 Coll., On the Stay of Foreigners in the Territory of the Czech Republic, as amended, article 31 paragraph 3 letter b), all citizens of non-EU countries submit the above-mentioned form which states the CZU obligations.
Based on the mentioned measure, the CZU must ensure that the foreigner has suitable accommodation in the territory of the Czech Republic actually provided. This obligation does not mean that the CZU should strictly determine where the foreigner will be accommodated and pay for his accommodation. The aim of the measure is to determine the responsibility of the CZU especially for the place of residence of the foreigner in the event that the public health authority orders foreign student or employee to be quarantined, or held in isolation, which he or she will not be able to complete, for example, in a hostel or dormitory.
When it comes to health insurance and reimbursement for health care, due to the focus of the protective measure, the form is aimed at ensuring that the expenses related to the COVID-19 disease will be covered by the health insurance of the student or employee. The CZU must verify the coverage with the foreigner. Typically, it is sufficient to have comprehensive (complex) health insurance, not insurance of “necessary and immediate care” (also called basic health insurance)! Therefore, even if you have information that you have obtained a visa, but your insurance will not cover treatment related to COVID-19, the CZU cannot issue you the relevant certificate, and you cannot even obtain a visa in your passport. Therefore, it is necessary for you to send a scan of your insurance contract to the CZU together with the completed form, which will show that you are also insured for the case of COVID-19 in the Czech Republic.
The CZU also undertakes in the given form that a student whose studies will be terminated will leave the territory of the Czech Republic with the assistance of the state authorities. CZU could be financially responsible for such a procedure. Therefore, in the Statutory Declaration, in addition to the insurance information, you must confirm that you have sufficient financial resources to travel to the country of your residence in the event of study termination.
What is the procedure?
What needs to be sent to the CZU when you know that you have been notified that you will be granted a visa to study or work at the CZU:
- If you have been informed that you will be issued a visa for the purpose of study (or employment), fill the attached “form A” and send it as an attachment by e-mail (in * .docx or * .pdf format). Send it to the contact person of the relevant faculty, where you will begin your studies (sending it to the wrong e-mail address will significantly prolong the processing of the application).
- Together with the completed form, send a scan of your insurance contract and highlight the passage that relates to coverage of expenses for COVID 19 in the Czech Republic (it must be clear that your insurance covers all costs of COVID19 treatment in the Czech Republic, it can also be in the form of the statement of the health insurance company – such insurance can be arranged online, e.g. at the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic). The CZU will not confirm the form without the scan or PDF of the health insurance contract!
- Statutory Declaration (form B) on securing the costs of leaving the Czech Republic at the moment when your reason for staying in the Czech Republic ends, once more it must be sent by e-mail in the form of the signed and scanned Declaration.
Since all major health insurance companies do not typically cover expenses within the first 14 days of your stay in the Czech Republic when the origin of the disease is considered abroad or you had a precondition or first symptoms of the disease already abroad, you are required to purchase travel insurance which will be valid for the above mentioned period of the first 2 weeks! This obligation is also declared in the affidavit (form B).
Send all the required documents (form A, form B, comprehensive insurance contract + travel insurance contract valid for the first 2 weeks of your stay in the Czech Republic) in one e-mail to the contact of the faculty where you will study.
Contacts at faculties
If you send the appropriate and necessary documents, a signed confirmation from the CZU will be sent to you by e-mail. The confirmation must be submitted at the latest when the visa is issued to your passport, and you only need to present a printed version of the signed confirmation, which we will send to you.
|Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resourcesemail@example.com|
|Faculty of Economics and Management||InternationalStudent@pef.czu.cz|
|Faculty of Engineeringfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty of Environmental Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences||admission_FTZ@ftz.czu.cz|
|Institute of Education and Communicationemail@example.com|
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