pexpatsPEXPATS provides complete support with Czech temporary and long-term visas, health insurance, housing, the verification of documents, recognition (‚nostrification‘) of foreign education and all you need to live the best life in the Czech Republic. Find PEXPATS at .


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 your stay. We recommend that you make your visa application a minimum of 4 months before your planned 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 about visa requirements 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.

The company VZP offers health insurance for foreigners living 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.

For more information regarding the nostrification (formal recognition) of high school certificates (for those interested in studying a Bachelor's Degree) and the nostrification of Bachelor's Degrees (for those interested in continuing their studies with a Master's Degree) can be found at the following: and PEXPATS are both agencys which assist foreign students to complete this process.