Information for newcomers

It is not always easy to begin a new life in a new country. Find below some useful information for newcomers as a first step of life in the Czech Republic!

Integration courses

Non-EU citizens who have moved to the Czech Republic and plan to live here for a long time can take part in integration courses. These courses are free of charge and offer a bounty 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. SEARCH FOR COURSES


The "Welcome to the Czech Republic" brochure contains detailed information about residence legislation, employment, running a business, Czech education system, healthcare, health and social insurance, housing, everyday practical information etc. The brochure is translated into English, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Vietnamese and Mongolian. DOWNLOAD IT HERE


The "Welcome to the Czech Republic" documentary film seeks to provide basic information about everyday concerns of any citizen and acquaints the viewer with national symbols, Czech traditions, and noteworthy places across the country. The film highlights the main rights and obligations of immigrants in the Czech Republic. The film was made and interpreted in English, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Vietnamese, Mongolian and Arabic. WATCH MOVIE

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.

A special website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Interior dedicated to the integration of foreigners offers publications in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Moldovan and Mongolian on different integration topics, including employment or housing.