Students who need a visa for their stay in the Czech Republic, should apply for the visa immediately after acceptance to studies at FAMO. It may take several months to gain the long term visa for the stay. We recommend to start applying for the visa 3 months before arrival to FAMO in Písek.

Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Applicants from non-EU countries should enquire for the visa requirements for the Czech Republic at their local Czech Embassy or Consulate.

Contact the Czech Embassy in your country:
List of Czech Embassies

The International Film Studies Department for will provide you all needed documents such as Confirmation of enrolment into studies, Confirmation of accommodation, etc.


Please arrange your health insurance in your country before your arrival and make sure with the insurance office that your insurance is valid in the Czech Republic.


In case of emergency in the Czech Republic please use the free phone numbers to find help:

  • Medical emergency, Ambulance 155
  • City Police 156
  • Police of the Czech Republic 158
  • Fire department 150
  • Breakdown Service – Yellow Angels 1230
  • Universal European emergency number 112

Recognition of academic qualifications

Official website of Ministry of Education provides all needed information regarding recognition of academic qualifications in the Czech Republic.