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Foreign students can arrange their stay at Prague campus

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Prague, July 30 (CTK) – Foreigners studying at Prague universities can arrange administrative issues related to the application for their stay in the Czech Republic at the Komensky Campus student dormitory where a detached office for foreigners’ stay of the Interior Ministry was officially opened Thursday.

The office will start operating on Monday and it will be open on working days. It will have 20 employees specialising in student issues who will be able to deal with up to 220 clients a day. The foreign students will have to book their visit in advance.

Prague’s Charles University (UK) rector Tomas Zima said about 3500 foreigners are studying at the UK now, not including Slovaks. However, the number includes students from other EU countries who do not need to get any special residence permit from the foreigner police.

Zima said foreigners studied four to six years in Prague and visited the foreign police repeatedly.

In 2014, a foreigner police office opened at Palacky University in Olomouc, north Moravia.

“It has proved successful, it was widely appreciated. Students represent a great capacity and it is good both for the state and the universities,” Deputy Interior Minister Jiri Novacek said.

The university leased the rooms for the office to the Interior Ministry for free.

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