Information for newcomers

It is not always easy to begin a new life in a new country. Find below some helpful information for newcomers as the first step to living in Czechia!

Integration courses

Non-EU citizens who have moved to Czechia and plan to live here for a long time can take part in integration courses. These courses are free of charge and offer plenty of practical information about the way Czech society functions. Integration courses are conducted in Czech with professional interpretation in English, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Vietnamese, Mongolian and Arabic.


You can find the list of organizations helping foreigners here


Expat centers provide individual consultation and advice to expats on a variety of daily living issues, interpreting and assistance during meetings with authorities and service providers, networking events, including seminars and leisure activities.

Erasmus student network

Erasmus Student Network Czech Republic (ESN CZ) is a non-for-profit student organisation representing local ESN sections on the national level. ESN's mission is to foster student mobility in higher education under the principle of Students Helping Students. ESN CZ represents international students, thus provides opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development.

Further information

The website of the Ministry of Interior offers several helpful publications concerning administrative procedures related to foreigners’ stay, main residence obligations of students or, for example, communication cards for foreign patients.