As of Tuesday March 22nd, 2022, citizens of Ukraine and their family members arriving due to the armed conflict in Ukraine are granted a temporary protection visa. Persons who have already obtained a special long-term visa will be automatically transferred to the temporary protection system. Therefore, there is no need to do anything or apply for temporary protection, you will get it automatically and you can prove it with the original visa sticker or visa stamp you received when you were granted the special long-term visa.

As a person granted temporary protection, you will be able to stay in the Czech Republic for up to 1 year (however, with regard to the validity of the lex Ukraine Act, until March 31st, 2023 at the latest) you will have access to the public health insurance system, education, free access to the labour market and the right to additional assistance, such as accommodation.

If you have been granted temporary protection, you are automatically included in the public health insurance system. Then you will arrive at any General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic (VZP) branch ( ), where you will be issued with a replacement insurance card of the VZP. The card can also be processed at Regional Centres for Help and Assistance to Ukraine (KACPU).

Every foreigner arriving in the Czech Republic is obliged to register with the Police of the Czech Republic  at the Foreigners` Residence Unit of the Department of Foreign Police (in the case of hotel or other type of accommodation facilities, the provider of accommodation is responsible for reporting). We recommend to make sure that the provider of accommodation has done so. Deadline for the registration has been extended up to 30 days counting from the day of arrival.

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