Student visa for AAU
Instruction for potential AAU students how to get the first visa and fully settle down In Prague
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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, I’ve mapped out the steps you’ll take below.
Step 1: Fill out the questionnaire and submit your scans
When completing the questionnaire, please be sure to provide all of the requested information. We will need this to prepare all documents for your visa process, and if it isn’t fully completed this could affect whether your visa is approved. You can fill out the questionnairehere. Please also submit a scan of your passport photo with your questionnaire.
Please note: If you are under 18 years of age, please attach your parent’s passport scans as well. We need their passport details to arrange the permission affidavit document you need for staying here.
Step 2: Step 2: Send us your documents
You will need to provide a few more documents to apply for your visa. Here is a quick checklist of what we will need from you: Bank statement from your bank account
Bank statement from your bank account
You need to show a minimum balance of equal to 112 000 CZK in your bank account.
Please note: This doesn’t need to be monthly statements of your transactions, but just a simple confirmation that your current balance in your bank account meets the equal to 112 000 CZK minimum.
No joint bank accounts. The minimum amount you must show for proof of funds Is equal to 112 000 CZK for one person. If you have a joint bank account, for example, you and your mother share an account, then that 112 000 CZK is considered to be divided between the two people who share the account, meaning each person would have 56 000 CZK. This will not fulfil the visa conditions for 1 person or 224 000 CZK.
Please note: If you do have a joint bank account, the final balance should be twice the required amount for one person, or 224 000 CZK.
Two ID sized photos The size of your ID size photo should meet the European standard, or 3.5 cm to 4.5 cm, and have a white background.
Criminal clearance report from your home country (please check if you need an apostille or superlegalization). For US citizens it must be in form of Affidavit. The affidavit will confirm that you don't have any criminal records.
Affidavit from your parents or legal guardians Please skip this if you are over 18 years old. Applicants under 18 years or age need an affidavit of consent from their parent or legal guardians to stay in Czech Republic.
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.
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.
Send your documents to: pexpats.com s.r.o. Revoluční 1082/8, Prague 1, Postal code: 110 00. Phone number: +420777776245
We recommend shipping your documents with UPS, DHL or FedEx.
Step 3: Proof of accommodation.
If you are renting an apartment, you must request proof of accommodation/rent contract. It must be signed by the legal owner. If you are going to stay in the dormitory. Please send them an email confirming our cooperation and CC us in your communication. The dormitory can send these documents directly to our office by post or we can pick up. Please note that we can only collect the documents once your tuition and housing fees are paid.
Some information regarding the proof of accommodation
- You must have proof of accommodation at least for 12 months for your first visa.
- If you stay at Zeitraum , you must pay for housing in a maximum of two instalments. You must have to complete the payment in full by the start of the semester.
- If you decide to move, we will help you to register a new address with the Immigration office.
Step 4: Get health insurance
One of the main conditions to qualify for a Czech visa is to have Czech Health Insurance. Your Health Insurance contract and payment receipt need to have the agency’s stamp when you submit them for your visa. The Czech Embassy sometimes doesn’t accept scans of contracts or electronic contracts.
You are required to have insurance with the Czech insurance company Pojišťovna VZP, a. S. (PVZP) It is required that it covers the entire length of your visa and is issued in the Czech language. The insurance benefit must cover at least EUR 60000 and as a student, you are required to have a comprehensive insurance plan.
AAU can help you to arrange it. They can offer you the best prices for students and monitor your health insurance process, helps once you are sick etc. before arrival and during their stay while studying.
Step 5: Submit the application at the Czech Embassy
When the process is all finished, we’ll mail you the prepared documents. US citizens can submit their applications by post.
Both files are completed and organized for the Czech Embassy. Please, don’t rearrange the documents and make sure to keep them neat and clean. You’ll just need to hand the documents over to the embassy officer.
In that case, you’ll need to send them your passport.