Long-term residence permit for the purpose of scientific research
If you are coming to the Czech Republic to carry out scientific or academic research for a period exceeding 3 months you can apply for the Long-term residence permit for the purpose of employment commonly referred to as a Scientific Permit. The standard time for processing is up to 60 days from the submission date.
How to apply
The application must be presented in person at the nearest diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic abroad. If there is no Czech Embassy, the application can be submitted in another country with the Czech Embassy/ consular section (see here).
All documents which accompany the application (see list below) must be in Czech or be officially translated if the original versions are not written in Czech.
- Hosting Agreement (will be sent by faculty)
- Written Commitment of the Organisation (will be sent by faculty)
- Criminal history from your country of origin and from other states where you have been resident for over 6 months during the last 3 years (translated into Czech by a certified translator and provided with the apostilla if needed. Ask the Czech embassy to provide you with contacts from the list of translators they cooperate with).
- The obligation does not apply to minors under 15 years.
- Travel document (passport)
- 2 passport size photos
- Green application form – Welcome Office sends you by email
- must be filled out in Czech and sent back to Welcome Office by email
- ‘The accommodation’ indicated in the Green application is for visa purposes only, it is not your future address in Brno.
- check your country code here
After the application has been approved:
- Travel health insurance to cover the period between arrival and the date of the beginning of employment
- one month of coverage is recommended
- can be purchased online after the visa application has been approved
- recommended insurance provider: PVZP
Keep in mind that none of the documents can be older than 180 days.
Once you have all the above documents ready (or just about to) contact the embassy to make an appointment.
Once your application is approved you can collect the entry visa ("D/VR") from the embassy and depart for the Czech Republic. If you are a citizen of the country that has a visa-free agreement with the CR you are free to travel to the CR after your application has been accepted by the embassy and collect the residency card in the CR after notice from the Ministry of Interior. This must be done within 3 months after arrival and careful timing is imperative.