Staying in a dorm?
If you are living in a dorm, the dormitory should register you, so that you don’t have to go to the Foreign Police Department. However, check with the Accommodation Office, if they have really registered you, especially if you are not from the EU/Schengen area/EFTA.
If they have not, you should go to the Foreign Police Department and register yourself, see the next paragraph.
Staying in a private flat?
1) If you are a citizen of the EU/Schengen area/EFTA and your stay exceeds 30 days, you have to go there within 30 days after your arrival to the Czech Republic.
2) If you are a citizen of a third country (outside the EU/Schengen area/EFTA), you have to go to there within 3 working days after your arrival to the Czech Republic.
Where to register?
Foreign Police Department is located at Olšanská 2, 130 51, Prague 3. Find it on the mape here.
- Bring all necessary documents such as passport, visa, confirmation of your student status issued by the university, health insurance documents, or flat lease contract with you.
- It is very recommendable to have copies of all of your documents.
For more information visit this page.
Changes to your status/address/length of stay:
If you need to prolong your stay, or if you move to a new place, you have to go to the Foreign Police Departement (mentioned above) and report it!