Life in Prague

Visa Information

The Czech Republic joined the European Union in May 2004. Currently residents of the Eurpean Union, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need entry visas to enter the Czech Republic. At this time, foreign nationals from South Africa and other nations may need an entry visa. If you do need a visa, contact your nearest Czech Embassy for details.

We advise those intending to stay and seek work to obtain a multiple entry visa as the process of getting the necessary work / resident permits involves leaving the country. The usual allowed stay is for 90 days though of course this depends on whether or not your passport was stamped on entering the country. If your home country does not appear on the table, we suggest you contact your nearest Czech Embassy BEFORE deciding which course you wish to apply for as for some countries obtaining the visa can be a lenghty process.

Country Entry visa required
Australia No
Canada No
European Union No
New Zealand No
South Africa Yes
U.K. No
U.S.A. No


Useful Web Sites

Expats in Prague extern-ico – a website that offers advice, information, message boards and a general meeting point for the thousands of expatriates living in the Czech Republic. extern-ico – an online city directory, entertainment guide and community resource. It includes comprehensive English-language features that cover all aspects of visiting or living in Prague. extern-ico – the online version of Prague´s most popular and widely circulated English-language weekly newspaper. Get an idea of what is happening in the Night & Day calendar section, check up on current events, and find out which schools are currently hiring EFL teachers. extern-ico – a frequently updated online publication, focused on headlines, daily links and business news about Prague and the Czech Republic.

Information on Prague extern-ico – the website of the Prague Information service. It has general information on Prague, accommodations and even tells you the current weather conditions. extern-ico – another information service site, with information on special events. extern-ico – yet another site offering information on accommodations, restaurants, and more.

EFL/ ESL extern-ico – the online centre of the International House Network, here you can find information on the schools and countries within the IH network and current vacancies. extern-ico – one of the sites to visit to find a job; you can post your CV / resume here and it is automatically emailed to relevant vacancies. extern-ico – one of the original EFL sites. Has everything from useful exercises to discussion forums on jobs and countries. Also as good source of job vacancies. Unfortunately, the site is often used by unhappy teachers who tend to paint very negative pictures of some countries.

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