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Basic Information

Following the governmental document “Concept of Integration of Foreigners”, Refugee Facilities Administration of Ministry of Interior gradually opened 14 Centres for Support of Integration of Foreigners (“CPIC” or “Centres”) since 2009. They are in 10 regions: Central Bohemia, South Bohemia, Karlovy Vary Region, Liberec Region, Moravian-Silesian Region, Olomouc Region, Pardubice Region, Plzeň Region, Zlín Region and Vysočina Region.

Other similar centres were established in the 4 remaining regions by different organizations – in Prague it is Prague City Hall, in South Moravia it is Regional Office of the South Moravian Region, in Ústí nad Labem Region it is non-governmental organization The Counselling Centre for Integration and in Hradec Králové Region, it is Diocesan Catholic Charity of Hradec Králové.

Goal of the Centres is to create space for a long term and conceptual support of the integration of foreigners into majority society. They form a complex network throughout the country, which ensures the implementation of the integration policy of the Czech Republic in relation to the target group.

Centres’ operation is covered from the state budget, respectively, from the budget of Refugee Facilities Administration of Ministry of Interior on the basis of the amendment to Act 326/1999 Coll., the Act on the Residence of Foreigners. Based on the same amendment, the Centres organize the mandatory adaptation-integration courses from 1 January 2021.

Between 2009 and 2020 the operation of the Centres was paid from the EU budget, specifically from European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals (2009 – 2015) and from Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (2015 – 2020).

Target Group: 
Foreigners legally residing in the Czech Republic and other individuals who have been granted international protection – asylum or subsidiary protection.

Services:
All below mentioned services are offered for free in all Centers in support of the integration of foreigners; a current offer, including a timetable is available in tab pages of individual workplaces on these Internet pages.

The CPIC operation includes not only the regional capital but it also covers the whole region, in case of the Center workplaces in the Central Bohemian Region, they operate in the assigned region.

Activities for Clients:
– Social counselling
– Legal counselling
– Czech language courses
– Interpreting services
– Sociocultural courses
– Operation of the Internet station and library
– Community workers
– Education, cultural, and social events

Coordination Activities:
– Regular meetings of the platform
– Cooperation with all relevant partners in integration activities, especially regions, local administrations, and employers, in solving the impact of labor migration in individual regions

– Monitoring of the target group in the region

Adaptation and Integration Courses

NEW OBLIGATION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES FROM THE 1st OF JANUARY 2021

Adaptation and integration courses „Welcome to the Czech Republic“

Every foreign national from third country who received a long-term or permanent residence permit since the 1st of January 2021, included, is required to attend adaptation and integration course within one year of the date of collecting the residence permit. You can find a list of all the groups of foreigners this obligation is required from, including all the exceptions in law, on the Ministry of Interior web pages.

What is the adaptation and integration course?

This course will help you to navigate faster and better in the Czech society and it will provide you with the basic information. You will learn the fundamental values of the Czech society and its culture, as well as your rights and obligations. Main topics will cover basic situations you can get into as a foreigner in a daily life (residence requirements, employment, education, healthcare system, social security, housing etc.) You will receive contact information to organizations and institutions which provide free consultations, language courses and other services to foreign nationals; those are especially Centres for Support of Integration of Foreigners and NGOs. These centres and organizations can help you solve various issues in future.

Who organizes the courses and where will they take place?

Courses will be administered solely by Centres for Support of Integration of Foreigners. There are 18 centres and it is fully up to your decision in which of them you will attend. The course which will not be either directly organized or administered by the Centre for Support of Integration of Foreigners established by the § 155a of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and on the amendment of certain acts, as amended, will not be considered as fulfilment of this obligation.

You can attend the course directly in the premises of the Integration centres (so called public course) or it can be organized by your employer in cooperation with one of the centres (so called non-public course). The content of the course will be the same in both cases.

 

Who will lead the course and in which language?

The course, which will take 4 hours, will be led by an experienced lecturer in the Czech language and the content will be translated by a qualified interpreter to one of following 9 languages – English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, French, Serbian, Mongolian, Arabic and Vietnamese.

You can find more information at our web pages here: (Activities for clients)

Informace o COVID-19

State of emergency ended on April 11th, 2021, but several measures are still in use.

It is still mandatory to cover a nose and mouth by a protective mask (respirator).

You need to use breathing masks – for example FFP2, KN95 in following areas:

Indoor everywhere except home or accommodation (hotel room)

In all the public areas outside of the build-up territory where are at least 2 people at the same time less than 2 meters apart if they are not members of the same household.

Complete list o measures and exceptions in Czech language can be found at:

https://www.vlada.cz/assets/media-centrum/aktualne/noseni-ochrannych-prostredku-0433.pdf

With an application eRouška you can help to stop the spread of COVID 19. It allows to anonymously warn the user about risky encounter with the infected person. Application protects your privacy; it does not know your personal data or location.

https://erouska.cz/

Symptoms
Elevated temperature,

Cough, shortness of breath,

Headache, muscle and joint pain,

Loss of taste and smell,

Other symptoms – tiredness, vomiting and diarrhoea, sore throat and runny nose

If symptoms of covid-19 occur, contact your general practitioner by telephone and follow his/her instructions.

In case you have more questions regarding the health issues, visit: https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/infection-and-general-measures/treatment

Quarantine
You need to quarantine if you have been in high-risk exposure with a person who has been tested positive for coronavirus. Quarantine is mandatory. In most cases you can quarantine at home. By the government order the quarantine lasts for 14 days.

For more information, visit

https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/infection-and-general-measures/quarantine

Vaccination of foreigners against COVID 19

If you are participating in public health insurance – you can get vaccinated. If you are unable to register for vaccination in the central reservation system, call 1221 or your general practitioner

If you are insured in another EU country, and you are entitled to so-called full care in the Czech Republic (you are holder of the S1 entitlement document) – you can register

If you are insured in another EU country and you have, based on European insurance card (EHIC), right to receive necessary care and you apply to one of 7 Czech insurance companies for so called auxiliary registration. For registration to vaccination you will use the number of insured person you will receive from Czech insurance company.

Without public insurance – you cannot register

Self-payment for vaccination – currently not possible

Vaccination for foreign nationals · Covid Portál (gov.cz)

Who can get vaccinated?
Groups that can register for vaccination as of May 24th, 2021

People over 35 years of age (and from May 26th, 2021 people over 30 years of age)

Medical staff

People with a chronic illness or medical condition with a high risk of severe covid-19.

Social service workers – code for vaccination will be send to workers by their organization. It is necessary to bring prove of employment.

People taking care of person in 3rd or 4th degree of dependence on care allowance

Academic staff of Czech public and private universities

Detailed information regarding vaccination in Czech language you can find here:

Očkování proti onemocnění covid-19 – Aktuální informace o COVID-19 (mzcr.cz)

For the information in English, you can call COVID-19 information hotline (dial 1221) available in the Czech Republic daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Actualities:

Government measures
State of emergency ended on April 12th.

As of May 24th apply milder epidemiological measures

– Restaurant gardens are open with capacity restrictions. Customers need to have with them prove of testing or vaccination.

– Cultural and sport events are allowed with capacity limitations – 50% of seats, with the maximum of 1000 visitors for outdoor events and 500 people for indoor events. With breathing mask.

– It is still required to wear a breathing mask (KN 95, FFP 2, or masks with same level of protection) in all the indoor areas outside of household or place accommodation (i.e. hotel room) and in all the other public areas where there are at the same time at least 2 people with less than 2 meter distance.

Full list of current measures and exceptions you can find at: Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus | Government of the Czech Republic (vlada.cz) or Covid Portal | Government measures user friendly

Measures at the state border

Coronavirus – Information of MoI – Ministry of the interior of the Czech Republic (mvcr.cz)

Conditions for entry to the territory

Protective_measure_against_SARS-CoV-2_from_May_15th_2021_-_20210525.pdf

Rules for entry (return) of persons already residing in the Czech Republic.

As of May 15th, applies the exception for arrival for people who were vaccinated by at least first dose of Covid vaccine at least 22 days before arrival in case the vaccination was done in one of the following countries: Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia. People with the confirmation this confirmation can arrive to Czech Republic from EU+ countries with middle and high risk without the testing and without the free movement restriction.

People who were fully vaccinated in Czech Republic at least 2 week before arrival and have the certificate from Ministry of Health can travel to Czech Republic without testing or free movement restriction

Without the exceptions above, there is still a ban for foreign nationals to enter and stay in the Czech Republic for reasons other than:

a) Travel to work and business or other similar activities

b) Provision of care for children, relatives or animals

c) Essential travel to health and social facilities services and travels to deal with urgent official or emergency matters, including the provision of necessary escorts of relatives and close relatives

d) Attendance of funerals

e) Travels to participate in education, including internships and examinations

f) Participation in authorized gatherings

g) Travels to one’s place of residence.

Conditions_for_entry_of_persons_to_the_Czech_territory_valid_from_May_15th_2021_-_20210519.pdf

Information about entry into the territory of the Czech Republic from individual embassies – information available in Czech language

https://www.mzv.cz/jnp/cz/informace_pro_cizince/aktuality/prijimani_zadosti_o_viza_od_11_kvetna.html

You can also get the information about conditions for entry to Czech territory in Czech language or English on hotline: +420 974 801 801 in following times: Monday- Thursday 8:00 – 16:00 and on Friday 8:00 – 12:00, or you can use e-mail: cestovani.covid19@mvcr.cz

Czech Republic embassies

Kontakty na zastupitelské úřady – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

Updated information of the Ministry of the Interior on entry into the Czech Republic

Before entering Czech Republic from countries that are not on the list of low-risk countries it is obligatory to fill the arrival form before arrival. Form can be found in Czech and English at: Příjezdový formulář / Public Health Passenger Locator Form (uzis.cz)

Furthermore, it is necessary to undergo testing for covid-19

Keep confirmation of completion of the arrival form and the results of the required tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 for possible inspection during your entire stay.

Templates of certificates for entry into the territory of the Czech Republic

Certificate and confirmation form for entry into the Czech Republic – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

The exemption for trips not exceeding 12 hours for which it is not necessary to fill the arrival form and present the results of a PCR or antigen test is limited to the following:

Performance of business activities and business trips

Provisioning of basic living needs

Health care

Urgent official matters

Funerals

Rules for journeys of cross-border workers (so-called pendlers)

Cross-border workers (so-called pendlers) – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

Information on foreigners’ residence proceedings in the Czech Republic in connection with coronavirus

It is still required to make a reservation prior visit of MOI office. It is possible to make a reservation for all the tasks. Without the previous reservation it is possible to visit the MOI office only:

To get issued an exit order, if the deadline for foreigner to leave is set

To pick up a document delivered by a public decree

If the foreigner has previously been invited to visit by the administrative authority (eg presentation of the original travel document or the original registration document, acquaintance with the file before issuing the decision)

To get issued a bridging label, if there is a risk of delay in terms of a reason proven by the foreigner (departure date documented by the ticket, for the needs of other state authorities)

Notice_regarding_acces_to_the_Ministry_of_Interior_Office_-_20210305.pdf

You can make a reservation at:

Welcome at Foreigners reservation system „(FRS)“ | Foreigners reservation system (gov.cz) or by phone during office hours of the chosen office: Contacts – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

From March 1st 2021, access to the workplace of the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic by clients from countries with a very high or high risk of infection is allowed only to persons with a negative RT-PCR test. Clients who are travelling from the country with a very high risk of transmission are obliged to undergo the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day after their arrival to the territory of the Czech Republic. Clients who are travelling from the country with a high risk of transmission are obliged to undergo the test

within 5 days after their arrival. An overview of important information regarding the stay of a foreigner.

More important information for foreigners can be found here: Immigration – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

Despite all the measures and changes, the obligation to always have valid health insurance remains.

Employment
Useful information for foreigners employed during the pandemic.
text (mpsv.cz)

Employee rights during an epidemic – information available in Czech language
Práva zaměstnanců (mpsv.cz)

Information for foreigners – Self Employed
Overview of Covid compensation programs

Compensation · Covid Portál (gov.cz)

New compensation bonus: Currently available applications for period between March 1st and May 31st.

You can find more information in Czech language Finanční správa (financnisprava.cz)

Application link: https://ouc.financnisprava.cz/kbv/form/bonus

Testing
Testing of employees and self-employed

Detailed information in Czech language can be found here: https://www.mpo.cz/cz/rozcestnik/informace-o-koronavirus/pruvodce-testovanim-ve-firmach–259808/#_OSVC and here: https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/informace-pro-zamestnance-a-zamestnavatele/

Basic information in English is available at https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/antigen-testing-sars-cov-2

Education
Kindergartens – open

Elementary schools – open. Rotation was cancelled and children go to schools regularly.

More information about measures in schools, after school activities and other topics related to education you can find here: https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/education

Adaptation and Integration Courses

NEW OBLIGATION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES FROM THE 1st OF JANUARY 2021

Adaptation and integration courses „Welcome to the Czech Republic“

Every foreign national from third country who received a long-term or permanent residence permit since the 1st of January 2021, included, is required to attend adaptation and integration course within one year of the date of collecting the residence permit. You can find a list of all the groups of foreigners this obligation is required from, including all the exceptions in law, on the Ministry of Interior web pages.

What is the adaptation and integration course?

This course will help you to navigate faster and better in the Czech society and it will provide you with the basic information. You will learn the fundamental values of the Czech society and its culture, as well as your rights and obligations. Main topics will cover basic situations you can get into as a foreigner in a daily life (residence requirements, employment, education, healthcare system, social security, housing etc.) You will receive contact information to organizations and institutions which provide free consultations, language courses and other services to foreign nationals; those are especially Centres for Support of Integration of Foreigners and NGOs. These centres and organizations can help you solve various issues in future.

Who organizes the courses and where will they take place?

Courses will be administered solely by Centres for Support of Integration of Foreigners. There are 18 centres and it is fully up to your decision in which of them you will attend. The course which will not be either directly organized or administered by the Centre for Support of Integration of Foreigners established by the § 155a of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and on the amendment of certain acts, as amended, will not be considered as fulfilment of this obligation.

You can attend the course directly in the premises of the Integration centres (so called public course) or it can be organized by your employer in cooperation with one of the centres (so called non-public course). The content of the course will be the same in both cases.

Who will lead the course and in which language?

The course, which will take 4 hours, will be led by an experienced lecturer in the Czech language and the content will be translated by a qualified interpreter to one of following 9 languages – English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, French, Serbian, Mongolian, Arabic and Vietnamese.

You can find more information at our web pages here: (Activities for clients)

Professional Training

Each regional Center can provide professional student training courses upon approval of the Center’s manager.

Formulář smlouvy ke stažení.

Career

You will find the current job offers in the below reference:

Invoice Data

Official Name:

Refugee Facilities Administration of the Ministry of the Interior:

Lhotecká 559/7
143 01 Praha 12

Postal Invoice Adress:

P.O.Box 110
143 00 Praha 4

IČO: 60498021
DIČ: CZ60498021

Bank Connection:

Bank: ČNB Praha 1
Account No: 52626-881/0710