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14. 05. 2012
The new form of the interactive model examination, which respects the current format of the examination and in which those interested in the examination of the Czech language for permanent residence in the CR can test their knowledge and subsequently obtain also an evaluation, is available at the website of Czech for Foreigners. The examination is online and can be found here.

08. 11. 2011
As of 1 November 2011, there is a new handbook entitled Prepare with Us for the Examination of the Czech Language for Permanent Residence in the CR available for all of the applicants for the examination of the Czech language for Permanent Residence in the CR and teachers preparing applicants for this exam. It is an extended version of the brochure with a sample test of Czech, accompanied by a CD with a recording. Interested parties can download it in its electronic form here.
The handbook should help both applicants and teachers in the specific preparation for the examination. It can also serve as informative material also for employees of non-governmental agencies, which deal with the aid of migrants in the Czech Republic.

11. 09. 2011

In November 2011, a new handbook for the examination in the Czech language for permanent residence in the CR will be issued in a printed version. It is an expanded version of the brochure with the model test of Czech complemented by a CD with a recording. The publication should aid both applicants and teachers in the specific preparation for the exam. Interested parties can find it in electronic forms at this website.

03. 01. 2011

The operation of the toll-free telephone line has been temporarily suspended. Questions on the issues of the examination of the Czech language for permanent residence of aliens and preparation for this examination can still be sent electronically in Czech to info@cestina-pro-cizince.cz and in English to info@check-your-czech.com.

22. 12. 2010

The Foreign Nationals‘ Integration Support Centres (CPIC) provide counselling and information activities, legal counselling, courses of the Czech language, socio-cultural courses, the operation of an internet workplace and a library. In theCPIC established in 2010, the individual services will be introduced gradually. The current offer of services including the timetable is on the website of the individual centres. All of the services are provided free of charge. All information on the activities of the individual centres can be found here.
A brochure with a model version of the examination of the Czech language has been distributed to all of the centres. The centres provide information on the examination of the Czech language for permanent residence in the CR and preparatory courses for this examination.
The centres have been operating their activities since 2009 inOstrava, Pardubice, Plzeň, Zlín and since 2010 in Karlový Vary, Liberec, České Budějovice and in Olomouc. These centres have been established within projects co-financed from the European Funds for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals, namely already in ten regions. Similar centres are further operated by other organisations inÚstí nad Labem and in Brno.

02. 08. 2010
As of 1 July 2010, modified instructions apply for the organisation of examinations in the Czech language for permanent residence in the CR. The format of the examination has been significantly innovated.
An alien still has a right to one examination free of charge, namely after submitting a Voucher issued by the Ministry of the Interior. An alien may register for an examination in any of the schools in the List of Schools. The dates of the examination have been set centrally by the Ministry of Education. The examination can be taken on the entire territory of the Czech Republic every Wednesday and every second Saturday of the month. The currently valid dates can be found directly at a specific school.
If the alien passes the examination, he/she obtains a Certificate of Knowledge of the Czech Language. In the case of failure, the applicant obtains NEWLY Confirmation of Having Failed the Examination, which he/she is obliged to submit at another attempt to pass the examination.
26. 11. 2009
As of 1st July 2009, four regional Foreign Nationals Integration Support Centres, operated by the Refugee Facility Administration of the Ministry of Interior, based in Ostrava, Pardubice, Pilsen and in Zlín, began functioning. These centres, which are co-financed from the European Integration Fund, aim to create opportunities for the long-term and conceptual cooperation of the relevant entities in the field of the integration of foreign nationals from so-called third countries who have long-term or permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic. In every region, especially the regional and district authorities, the alien police, the state and municipal police, labour offices, financial offices, trade licence offices and other entities are thus addressed with an offer of cooperation.

20. 11. 2009
In April 2009, the Centre for the Foreign Nationals Integration Support Centre in the Ústí nad Labem Region, operated by the Counselling Centre for Integration, began its activity. Foreigners can find legal and social counselling here, participate in ethnic and multicultural evenings, use the internet for free, read the current newspapers and magazines and books in foreign languages or attend courses of Czech and socio-cultural courses. More information is available at www.centrumcizincu.cz.

11. 11. 2009
We have addressed randomly selected foreigners who sat the A1 examination for permanent residence and asked them a few questions related to the examination in Czech for permanent residence. The responses have been edited.
27. 07. 2009
With effect as of 1st January 2009, the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior assumed the activities of the relevant sections of the Alien and Border Police in the agenda of permanent residence, in addition to which it resolves:
  • applications for permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic;
  • acts connected to the extension of the validity of identification documents for residence permits for aliens with permanent residence permits for the territory of the CR;
  • announcement of changes in permanent residence permits;
  • applications for the issuance of an alien passport for aliens with permanent residence permits who for reasons beyond their control cannot acquire passports from the state whose citizenship they have;
  • the cancellation of permanent residence permits in proceedings begun at the request of the alien or of an official authority.
 
 
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