Integration course “Welcome to the Czech Republic” to be held in Brno
If you have just moved to the Czech Republic and you are experiencing difficulties with getting accustomed to life here, there is a free course that will help you get all the necessary information on relocation.
Brno, Apr 18 (BD) – The South Moravian Regional Centre to Support the Integration of Foreigners invites you to their next free integration course for immigrants on May 12 from 9am to 5pm.
The course, called “Welcome to the Czech Republic“, takes place regularly in Russian and English in Brno.
The integration course offers information about housing, residence legislation, employment, healthcare, the education system, and many other practical things.
“Attending the official integration course is the best opportunity for foreigners to gain essential immigration information, and it’s free of charge,” PR manager of the course Filip Davydov says.
Davidov adds that the centre organized 105 courses last year for over 2,000 foreigners from so-called ‘third countries’ (i.e. non-EU foreigners). “This year we intend to arrange 120 integration courses taught in 8 languages at different locations in the Czech Republic,” he told Brno Daily.
The May 12 course is intended for non-EU nationals only and will be held in English. The number of participants for the integration course is limited to 25 people.
Although attendance is free of charge, it is necessary to register, which can be done on this link.
During the eight-hour integration course you will receive information about:
Residence legislation: Visas, long-term residence permit, permanent residence permit, citizenship. Terms, conditions and fees. Biometrics. Travel in EU/Schengen area. Invitation to family and friends. Family reunification. Conditions for study.
Employment: Employee card. Types of work contracts. How to look for a job. Taxes. Health and social insurance. Students and employment. Risks and protection of employees.
Business: Getting a business license in the Czech Republic. Health, social insurance, taxes. Residence legislation and running a business.
Education: Czech educational system. Placement of children in Czech schools. Czech language courses. Recognition of previous education.
Healthcare, health and social insurance: Healthcare system in the Czech Republic. Public and private health insurance. Social security system in the Czech Republic.
Housing: Renting a flat. Searching for a flat. Housing contracts. Fees related to rental and services. Housing and residence legislation.
Everyday practical life: Emergencies. Transportation. Driving license. Post office. Official correspondence, etc.
About the Czech Republic: Czech public holidays. Customs and traditions. Basic cultural overview. Interesting sights and leisure time activities.
Important contacts: Ministry of the Interior, Foreign Police Service. Integration centres and non-profit non-governmental organizations providing free of charge services to foreigners.
Find out more about the course here.
Where: The South Moravian Regional Centre to Support the Integration of Foreigners (Mezírka 1, Veveří, Brno)
When: May 12, 9am – 5pm
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