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Visa application requirements – study

Long-stay visa application requirements for stays longer than 3 months.
Long-stay residence permit is issued to students of accredited study programmes at Czech higher education institutions.
When all required documentation at hand, applicants for long-stay resident permits are asked to make an appointment to submit their applications at this Embassy via email visa_amman@mzv.cz.

Please beware that the decision procedure can take up to 60 days, in certain cases up to 90 days. Contact the Embassy regarding the application decision only if you have not been contacted by us after the 60-day period expires. The Embassy has no influence over the length of the procedure.

The long-stay residence permit is collected in the Czech territory. In case the application is approved, the Embassy of the Czech Republic issues a special type of a long-stay visa for the purpose of collecting the residence permit.


Long-stay residence permit application requirements:

1. a valid travel document (recognized by the Czech Republic, not older than 10 years, containing at least 2 free pages, its validity must be at least 3 months longer than the validity of the long-term visa),

2. 2 photographs (3,5 x 4,5 cm, light background, no head covering except for religious reasons),

3. a duly completed and signed long-stay residence permit application form

4. a document confirming the purpose of stay (i.e. the original enrolment letter in the university or in other accredited study programme, issued in the Czech language),

5. a proof of accommodation:

  • provided by the applicant - either the original lease contract or its certified copy, the official declaration of the accommodation provider with his/her attested signature, or a document proving the applicant´s ownership of a flat or a house in the Czech Republic – in original or a certified copy, issued in the Czech language, etc.),
  • provided by the Czech university/school electronically by a “datova schranka“ (data box) on the applicant´s behalf – in such case, kindly let us know in advance (before submitting the application).

6. a proof of funds in the Czech Republic and the proof of access to them from the Czech territory, such as

  • in case of scholarship - original document proving that the applicant is entitled to a scholarship from the Jordanian government – such document needs to be further attested and translated into the Czech language – for details see Remarks below,
  • in case of self-paying students - an original or stamped bank account statement (best periodical one) with a copy of an international credit card linked to this account – in case the bank account’s owner is the parent, there must be a declaration by the parent that s/he will support the offspring during the stay in the Czech Republic, translated to the Czech language) – periodical bank account statements submitted in English do not need to be translated into the Czech language;

7. a police clearance certificate (provided in original containing the attestation stamp from the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs - for details see Remarks below):

  • issued by the applicant´s home country,
  • issued by the state in which the applicant has had a residence in total for over 6 months in the last 3 years, if relevant,
  • provided with a translation to the Czech language

8. If the applicant is minor (below 18 years), a written consent of both parents with the student’s stay in the Czech territory is obligatory (the declaration must be translated to the Czech language - for a dual language form kindly contact the Embassy).

9. After the long-stay residence permit has been approved – upon collection of the visa, a certificate of comprehensive medical insurance needs to be presented, complying with the following conditions:

  • Applicants who receive an approval for a visa longer than 90 days (long term visa) have to submit a travel medical insurance for a comprehensive medical care in the Czech Republic for the entire period of their stay.
  • Comprehensive plan has to include coverage for at least 400 000 EUR and include preventive and dispensary care and care in case of pregnancy and childbirth. Applicant is also allowed to book the basic and emergency care plan for first 90 days of his/her stay and provide the comprehensive plan for the rest of the period.
  • Insurance can be arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate this insurance in the territory of the Czech Republic or in other EU member states / states bound by the Treaty on the European Economic Area (EEA) or in the home state. The insurance contract submitted has to be in Czech language or have an official translation to Czech.

  • More information can be found here: https://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/obcane-tretich-zemi-nektere-nalezitosti-zadosti-doklad-o-cestovnim-zdravotnim-pojisteni-pri-pobytu-delsim-nez-90-dnu.aspx

10. A visa fee - payment in cash (JOD) or credit card (CZK)

Important Remarks:

  • the application needs to be submitted by the applicant in person at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Amman,
  • the application fees and other possible consular fees (e.g. for superlegalization, verification of translation, etc.) need to be paid in cash,
  • all original letters issued by the foreign government authorities (i.e. police clearance, birth certificate, high school/university diplomas, etc.) MUST contain the attestation stamp from the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Kindly note that the attestation stamp needs to be placed on the original or a certified copy, but not on a simple copy!
  • all foreign documents MUST be translated to the Czech language. As formally a certified translation is required, and at the same time the Czech embassy cannot verify translations between Arabic and Czech.
  • all documents must be submitted in original or a certified copy!
  • long-stay resident permit applications are decided by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic within 60 days. During the decision period the applicant may be called in for an interview at the embassy, if requested by the respective Czech authorities. As the application procedure follows the Administrative Code of the Czech Republic, the interview needs to be performed in the Czech language. The applicant may bring his/her interpretor, or the interpretor may be designated at the Embassy.

For detailed information on the long-stay residence permit application requirements, the decision-making procedure and other related issues please visit the websites of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.