Student visa for AAU

Guide for future AAU students on how to get the first Czech visa and fully settle down in Prague.

👋 Hey there! We are Pexpats - a relocation and immigration agency for students in the Czech Republic. Pexpats would love to hear from you and we are always available if you have any questions. You can reach us at info@pexpats.com or book a call with us on Calendly. Moving to a new country opens up exciting opportunities for you, but it can also be a bit confusing navigating immigration laws as well as following all of the local rules.. To help you understand what you will need to work with us and make your move to the Czech Republic as easy as possible, we’ve mapped out the steps you’ll take below.

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When completing the questionnaire, please be sure to provide all of the requested information.

We will use the provided information to prepare your visa application form.

If it isn’t fully completed this could affect whether your visa is approved.

You can fill out the online form here.

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Please note:

If you are under 18 years of age, please attach your parent(s)' passport scans as well. We need these details to prepare the consent document for them to sign.

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Please note:

If you are under 18 years of age, please attach your parent(s)' passport scans as well. We need these details to prepare the consent document for them to sign.

You will need to provide a few more documents. Here is a checklist:

  1. 1. Proof of funds.

    You need to present a bank statement with the amount of not less than 165.000 CZK or equivalent in your local currency, approximately 8 000 USD.

    This doesn’t need to be monthly statements of your transactions, but just a simple confirmation with bank employee signature and stamp that your current balance in your bank account meets the equal to 165 000 CZK/ 8 000 USD minimum.

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    Please note:

    Joint bank accounts are not recommended - If you do have a joint bank account, the final balance should be twice the required amount for one person.

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    If you have a joint bank account, for example, you and your mother share an account, then that 165 000 CZK is considered to be divided between the two people who share the account, meaning each person would have 82 500 CZK.

    This will not fulfill the visa conditions for 1 person or 165 000 CZK and joint bank account final balance should be 330 000 CZK, approximately 16 000 USD.

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    Bank confirmation from Savings accounts are not accepted.

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    You need to have a debit/credit card with your name  linked to the bank account which you are using for a bank statement.

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    ATTENTION!

    You need to have a debit/credit card with your name linked to the bank account which you are using for a bank statement.

  2. 2. Two ID sized photos.

    The size of your ID size photo should meet the European standard, which is 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm ( 1.37 x 1.77 inches) and should have a white background.

  3. 3. Proof of studies.

    Inform the AAU about our cooperation and ask them to send your study confirmation directly to our office.

  4. 4. Criminal clearance report.

    You should provide criminal clearance report From your home country + Apostille (For some countries additionally super legalization).

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    ATTENTION!

    You will need to officially translate your criminal clearance report into the Czech language. We can provide the translation service for an additional fee.

    US citizens can skip this step, as Pexpats will prepare this document.
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    If you have spent more than six months in any other country within the last three years, apart from your home country, you will need to obtain a criminal clearance report from those countries as well.

  5. 5. Proof of accommodation.

    Inform your dormitory provider about our cooperation and ask them to send your accommodation documents directly to our office. If you rent an apartment, provide us with the contact of your landlord so we may negotiate an arrangement for your proof of accommodation ourselves.

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    Please note:

    We can only collect the documents once your tuition and housing fees are paid.

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    You must have proof of accommodation at least for 6 months for your first visa (the preferred option is 12 months). It will determine the period of your visa validity.

  6. 6. The Birth certificate and Parental consent.

    Birth certificate and Parental consent are needed for minors (younger than 18 years old). 

    The birth certificate needs to have the apostille (for some countries even super legalization) and needs to be officially translated into the Czech language. 

    The original birth certificate shall be sent to our office for official translation.

    Pexpats will prepare a document for obtaining parental consent for traveling and living in the Czech Republic.

  7. 7. Application form.

    Pexpats will prepare visa application and send with all other document to you before your visa application process.

  8. 8. Power of attorney (optional).

    With the signed power of attorney, we will have access to your visa application file and can submit documents and arrange appointments for your visa process.

    Your signature will be enough to give us the power of attorney.

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    Please note:

    With the power of attorney, we have your permission to monitor your file, follow up with the Ministry of the Interior and request that the process be sped up if it is past the deadline.

Once you have all of the documents from the checklist, the Pexpats agent will help you to navigate to which Czech Embassy you shall submit your visa application.

If you are a US citizen and you live in the US, you can also submit your application via post.

To submit your application, you need to have an appointment scheduled, which can be done via email only.

Make sure you bring all of the items from the Checklist Above and:

Your passport;

Your debit/credit card;

Embassy fee in cash (2.500 CZK - local currency).

Your visa is approved and shall be collected from the Czech Embassy, where you have submitted your application.

An approved visa can be collected only if you present a valid health insurance contract arranged with the pVZP insurance company only.

We suggest contacting the AAU for the setting up of your health insurance contract, as they provide students' discounts.

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Please note:

You should purchase health insurance only your visa is approved.

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Attention:

You need to order a Comprehensive insurance plan.

You shouldn’t buy Basic insurance plan. It is not accepted.

Czech insurance company pVZP is the only insurance company currently accepted by the Czech Embassy.

Your contract should cover you for the entire length of your approved visa.

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