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Projekt Český jazyk v integračních Centrech, reg. č. AMIF/27/01, je financován Evropskou unií v rámci národního programu Azylového, migračního a integračního fondu.

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

Prevention
 It is 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 within the build-up territory
– 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.

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus | Government of the Czech Republic (vlada.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.

For more information, visit
Quarantine · Covid Portál (gov.cz)

Isolation
A person who is infected is isolated to prevent further spread of the disease.

Isolation · Covid Portál (gov.cz)

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

Without 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 March 24th, 2021
– people over 70 and 80 years of age
– medical staff
– pedagogical staff / non-pedagogical staff of schools and school facilities /
carers in children’s groups (micro-nurses) / staff in direct care providing the
operation of facilities for children requiring immediate assistance
– people with a chronic illness or medical condition with a high risk of severe
covid-19.

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

As of February 27th, new state of emergency applies in the Czech Republic. It will last until March 28th. Due to the unfavourable epidemic situation, the government will request a repeated extension of the state of emergency.

As of March 1st, it will be forbidden to leave the district, or the City of Prague, in which the person in question has permanent residence or domicile, without good reason. Furthermore, free movement of persons is prohibited from 21:00 to 04:59. Exceptions are listed in the relevant measure.

To travel outside the district, use template forms for trips outside the district, trips to the place of work or the affidavit, which can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.

Movement between districts (“okresy”) – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

The government banned the personal presence of children, pupils and students in classes and examinations in all types of educational establishments and restricted retail sales and the sales of services in business premises. A complete list of current government measures can be found at

Measures adopted by the Czech Government against the coronavirus | Government of the Czech Republic (vlada.cz) or at  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
Conditions_for_entry_of_persons_to_the_Czech_territory_valid_from_March_19th_2021_-_20210319.pdf

Rules for entry (return) of persons already residing in the Czech Republic.
Upon entering the Czech Republic from countries other than countries with a low risk of covid-19 infection, a negative coronavirus test will be required.

As of January 30th 2021, the entry of foreigners into the Czech Republic is prohibited for reasons other than those necessary:
– trips to work or to perform business activities (including commuters)
– ensuring the necessary needs of family members
– travel to the doctor

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

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

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

There is a gradual resumption of the Czech Republic embassies´ activities abroad. Based on the development of the epidemiological situation, the possibility to enter the territory of the Czech Republic will be gradually released. You can find more detailed information on the websites of individual embassies.

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

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

Access to the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic offices will be granted only to clients with a reservation from November 30th 2020. It is possible to make a reservation for all the tasks.

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

Immigration – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

The crisis measure valid from February 26th 2021 allows holders of employee card and blue card to change employer or job position more quickly until the end of the emergency. You can find more information in Czech language at:

Usnadnění změny zaměstnání pro cizince v době nouzového stavu – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

Detailed information regarding the operation of Ministry of Interior office
Solving residence matters of foreign nationals in the territory of the CZ in connection with COVID-19 – Ministerstvo vnitra České republiky (mvcr.cz)

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

Important information on how to apply during the pandemic.
Send hand signed applications to the Ministry of the Interior by post or via a data box – but do not send them by e-mail without a guaranteed electronic signature. Requests sent by simple email will not be considered. Information about a use of databox in Czech Language:
https://www.mvcr.cz/clanek/doporuceny-dopis-z-domova-postovni-datove-zpravy-jsou-pro-vsechny-uzivatele-datovych-schranek-zdarma.aspx

Employment
Useful information for foreigners employed during the state of emergency.
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)

Compensation bonus of CZK 500 / day – for the period 25th December 2020 – 23rd January 2021, can be submitted until 24th March 2021 and for the period 24 January 2021- 15 February 2021 until 16 April 2021

https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/compensation/compensation-bonus

The increase of the bonus from CZK 500 to CZK 1,000 per day was approved and applies retroactively from February 1st, 2021

You can find more information at https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/compensation/compensation-bonus

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

Covid Rent

https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/compensation/covid-rent-iii
Caregiver’s allowance for self-employed https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/compensation/caregivers-allowance-self-employed-ii

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

Mandatory testing of public sector employees
Information available in Czech Langauge https://koronavirus.mzcr.cz/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Mimo%C5%99%C3%A1dn%C3%A9-opat%C5%99en%C3%AD-povinn%C3%A9-testov%C3%A1n%C3%AD-zam%C4%9Bstnanc%C5%AF-ve-ve%C5%99ejn%C3%A9m-sektoru.pdf

Education
New form of final exams

Information in Czech language
https://koronavirus.edu.cz/faq-hlavni-temata-koronaviru-a-skolstvi#maturity

Entrance exams

Information available in Czech language
https://koronavirus.edu.cz/faq-hlavni-temata-koronaviru-a-skolstvi#prijimacky

Basic Information available in English:
https://covid.gov.cz/en/situations/education/entrance-exams

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