Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Whew! All done, long-term residence card in hand!

If you’ve been following my blog, you know this process takes some time.  The good news is that the final visit to the immigration office is quite simple.  On your previous visit you were given a time and date to come back, so here we are!

Make sure you have your passport and the 2,500Kč in koleks you had to buy from the post office.  If you have picked up any Czech you should be fine by yourself, the only questions were to ask for my passport, ask me my address and ask me to sign and date something.

What to do and what to expect?

  • Go back to the biometrics office and take a seat – there is no need to check-in with anyone.  You could also check the appointment list on the wall just to make sure you are on it.
  • Arrive early!  My name was called ten minutes before my appointment time.
  • After my name was called I went to one of the outside offices instead of the little room where the previous meeting took place.
  • A very nice woman asked for my passport and the koleks for payment.  She then tested me by asking my address, scanned my left and right pointer fingers and asked me to verify my photo.  Finally I signed and dated my original application form and she handed my my long-term residence card.

We are done!

Almost……if you think way back to the beginning of this process you applied for an extension on your zivnostensky list and they gave you a temporary one while your application was being processed, remember?  I made two final trips to the zivno office, one for them to copy my residence card and the final one to pick up my new zivno with the same expiration date as my residence card.

And NOW we are done!  Good luck!

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