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We will help you get Legal in Prague and Abroad
Visa, Work Permit and Zivnostensky Assistance
The Language House TEFL is committed to helping our graduates get legal visas in Prague and abroad. During the course, and even beforehand, we will go over everything you need to get legal in city and tell you how to prepare. Getting legal as non EU teacher is harder than it used to be in the past. We are completely on top of the situation and work directly with a visa assistance company, Easy Visa S.R.O., to make sure that all of our graduates have the ability to work and stay legally in the Czech Republic or abroad after their course. We cannot stress how important this procedure is enough and we are proud to offer the services we do.
There are two main types of ways to getting legal in Prague. This is by either getting a work permit or getting a Zivnostensky List. Both have their positives and negatives and which one you choose depends really on your plans for the city. Regardless of which you decide to get, TLH TEFL will be there to inform you on making the correct choice.
If you have any questions at all regarding living legally in the Czech Republic and how it all works, we are here to help. Contact us with all of your questions.
Getting a Work Permit
Your hiring school can process you a work permit that you would then use to get a visa. This is the typical method for non EU teachers getting legal, but it can be hit
To get a work permit you will need to be a university graduate. You will also need to get your degree apostled in your home country (if you are a non EU) and then have it accredited at Charles University in Prague. This is a brand new rule that even most TEFL providers are unaware of. Contact us for information, we are here to help.
Getting a Zivnostensky
The second way of getting legal is by applying for and obtaining a Zivnostensky List, which is basically a trade license as an English teacher. The benefits of getting a ‘Zivno’ is that it opens multiple employment opportunities in the Czech Republic for you that would normally remain closed. You essentially become your own business able to work anywhere in the country and for anyone.
We highly recommend all non EU teachers to consider getting a Zivnostensky simply because it will raise your income and employability dramatically. The process does involve jumping over many hoops, waiting on many lines and getting many random stamps, the end result though is worth it. You will need help with the process and we offer excellent assistance.
There are companies that charge over 1000 Euros for helping you get a Zivnostensky List. For a mere 1/4 of the price, we are happy to do it all for you. The visa company we work with, Easy Visa, was actually created by past graduates of our program and they offer discounts to all Language House TEFL graduates. The actual information and guidance is of course complimentary. When you apply for our course, we will go over in detail the steps needed to get legal in the Czech Republic and how you can prepare before your arrival.