PROOF OF FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSES OF A LONG-TERM RESIDENCE


A) Long-term residence (for example for the purpose of studies)


The information provided in this section do not concern long-term residence for the purpose of family unification, a resident of another EU Member State and business.

The amount of financial resources required for the purposes of a long-term residence


A foreign national is obliged to prove the availability of funds that are 15 times the amount of the existential minimum (according to Government Regulation No.409/2011 Col.) this equals 2200 CZK) for the first month and double the amount of existential minimum for every month afterwards, i.e. for instance:

1 semester – for stay from 1 September to 28 November it would be (15*2200) + (5*2*2200) = 33 000 + 22 000 = 55 000 CZK.

1 year – for stay from 1 September 31 August it would be (15*2200) + (11*2*2200) = 33 000 + 48 400 = 81 400 CZK

 

A foreign national under 18 years proves the availability of half the amount.


Means of demonstrating availability of funds for the purposes of a long-term residence  


 

B) Long-term residence (for the purpose of family unification, business, and a resident of an EU member state)


In this case, funds for the stay are proven specifically on the basis of special provisions of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals, that being by submitting a document on the aggregate monthly income of the foreign national and the persons appraised with him/her residing in the Czech Republic (on the aggregate monthly income of the family after unification, if it concerns long-term residence for the purpose of family unification).

 

The amount of the aggregate monthly income of the foreign national and the persons appraised with him/her, may not be lower than the sum of the amounts for the existential minimum for the foreign national and the persons appraised with him/her (family members) according to the below criteria and the corresponding amount of the normative costs for housing or the amount of actually proven housing costs.  


Income is deemed such income that is in accordance with the Act on Living and Subsistence Minimum, with the exception of a one-off salary, child benefits, unemployment benefits, requalification benefits and benefits within the system of assistance in material need. Section 8 Clause 2 and 4 of the Act on Living and Subsistence Minimum shall not be used for the purpose of counting salary.

For these purposes, it is necessary to prove the aggregate monthly income of a foreign national, which also meets the requirements of a regular and continuous income. Thus, the submission of a single account statement on the account’s balance cannot be considered proof of such an income.


 

Required aggregate monthly income for the purposes of the application:


Document on the income of other family members is not required in case the applicant´s income fully covers the amount required by the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals.

 

Jointly assessed persons are:


If the applicant is a parent of a minor dependent child, who has been entrusted to the custody of the other parent by a decision of a relevant authority, this child is not appraised with the applicant.

 

If the applicant is a child that lives in a joint household with just one parent, the other parent is not a jointly appraised person. For the purposes of the application, alimentary payments paid to the child by the other parent, who does not live with the child in a joint household, are counted as the child’s income.

 

The amount of the subsistence minimum


A foreign national who is not appraised jointly with other persons.

 

According to Government Regulation No. 409/2011 Coll., the amount of the subsistence minimum for an individual is 3 410 CZK.

 

A foreign national who is appraised jointly with other persons.

 

In this case, the amounts of the existential minimum are stepped according to the order of the persons. The order of the persons appraised is determined so that persons who are not dependent children are appraised first followed by dependent children. Within each of these groups of appraised persons, the order is determined by age from the oldest to the youngest person. The decisive age of a person for determining the amount of the existential minimum is the age of the person in the calendar month during which the existential minimum is ascertained.



Costs for housing


The highest amount of normative costs for housing for an application submitted between 1. January 2015 and 31 December 2015 according to Government Regulation No. 327/2014 Coll. is:


If the foreign national credibly proves that for his/her housing and, and that of the persons jointly appraised (family members) he/she invests a different amount than that determined as the amount of normative costs for housing, the necessary monthly income is calculated by adding the amounts of the existential minimums (see above) and the actually proven housing costs.

 

Housing costs are formed from the rent or another amount paid for the provision of housing and further the costs for gas, electricity, water, waste water and central heating or for solid fuel, if these costs are not included in the rent for the flat or another room intended for housing or, if needs be into the amount paid for accommodation.

 

Form of documents proving a foreign national’s income (or the persons appraised with him/her)



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