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All locations for our programs require that students have a passport. To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to one of 7,000 passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver's license.
While each country has its own specific requirements, issuance of a student visa generally requires verification of enrollment in a foreign institution of learning, a financial statement guaranteeing the student will have access to adequate funds during their stay, and other forms or documents required by the consulate.
Schengen Short term visa (for stay up to 90 days)
A Schengen visa issued by a diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic or of another Schengen state entitles its holder to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for the period stated in the visa.
In accordance with Czech Republic law, with a Schengen visa, a visitor may stay up to a maximum of 90 days in the Schengen area within 6 months period. If the visitor used up all the 90 days, he/she has to leave the Schengen area and may only reenter after 3 months of being abroad. The period of authorised stay should correspond to the intended purpose of stay or transit, while respecting the general rules in relation to the length of stay.
Schengen Long-stay visa for purpose of study
The long-stay student visa application shall be processed within 60 days from the date the Consulate receives the complete application.
All visa applications must be made in person, during our business hours, well in advance at the Embassy or Consulate in which jurisdiction you reside.
Our office will guide students through this process and direct them to the appropriate consular office. However, it is the responsibility of each individual student to obtain necessary visas.
Obtaining a student visa may be a timely process therefore the application should be started as early as possible. Upon acceptance into the programs, each student should immediately print the Student Visa Application Guidelines and the Consulate Visa Application. Study Abroad Europe cannot intervene for students who do not acquire appropriate passports or visas
Non US Citizens and students not residing in the US should contact their nearest Czech Republic Consulate and follow their directions for obtaining a student visa. Students may request the necessary documents from our office.
For visa information relating to your specific study abroad location, please refer to the required readings in your Study Abroad Europe account (you must have started an application)
Getting the proper documents for travelling abroad is essential. Below are links from the US State Department website: