Have you been accepted to NYU Prague? Congratulations! Read on to find out how to get your visa for Prague. For information on program details and living recommendations, contact the Office of Global Programs or go to the NYU Prague page.
PLEASE NOTE: The following resources are intended for students attending a semester or full academic year at NYU Prague through the Office of Global Programs or their school or division.
ALL STUDENTS must obtain a Long-Stay Visa in order to participate in the NYU Prague program (unless you are an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen traveling on a valid EU, EEA, or Swiss passport). The majority of students will apply for a Long-Stay Visa for the purpose of “Other”. Those students who are enrolled in the Tisch FAMU program will apply for a Long-Stay Visa for the purpose of “Study”. This difference has to do with the registration of these institutions in the Czech Republic.
Visa information: Visa required prior to entry. You must receive your Prague visa documents from our office prior to beginning the visa application. These documents are sent from NYU Prague and include: confirmation of study, confirmation of accommodations, and proof of local health insurance in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Consulate’s visa process can take more than 3 months to complete, so it is critical that you get started immediately. U.S. students should begin their application process at least 3 months (90 days) prior to the program start date. International students should begin at least 4 months (120 days) in advance.
If you do not have a passport or need to renew yours, use an expedited method to obtain it immediately. OGS will not be able to request the necessary immigration documents for you until you have a valid passport.
Complete the form with your personal information exactly as it appears on your passport. This information will be sent to NYU Prague, and it will take approximately 2-3 weeks to produce immigration letters (including confirmation of study, confirmation of accommodation and proof of local health insurance in the Czech Republic) that you will need for your visa application.
Once you receive your visa, you are ready to go.
Please note that different consulates have different requirements. You should visit the website of your local consulate or embassy to make sure you have everything you need. Please make sure you are looking at the requirements for a “Long-Stay Visa for Other Purposes”* and not for the student visa.
*For Tisch-FAMU 35mm Professional Track Students: You are getting the Long-Stay Visa for Study (Not Other Purposes), because FAMU is your official academic sponsor.
If you are an F-1 student, to keep your F-1 status while abroad, you must:
If you are a J-1 student:
Are you an international student and want to study or travel outside the US for more than 5 months? Contact us.