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  • djwaters420
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    30 October, 2012 at 14:56
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    hello everyone,

    So i’m from the US and gonna be heading to Prague in a few months to do a TEFL course. basically, i’m really nervous about this whole visa process, as i didn’t do enough homework to truly understand what the deal is. i read all over the place that employers often help you get work visas, and that was all i really needed to hear…but it dawned on me a few days ago…visas take forever to process, and i’ll only be on a 90 day tourist visa.

    i accepted my spot on the course like three weeks ago, and the course starts on Jan 7, so already too late to obtain one in the States. besides, it wouldn’t be granted anyway because i don’t have anything long-term set up.

    basically what i need to know is, am i basically screwed? i’m sure i can probably find an employer that will help with the process, but if that process continues past my 90 day deadline, what is going to happen?

    i appreciate any feedback/information

    Thanks,
    Dan

    ICAL TEFL
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    5 November, 2012 at 10:51
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    Reply To: Visa advice — kinda FREAKING OUT

    I would check first with the school who are organising your course to make sure they can get you a visa.

    Normally to work in the Czech Republic you’ll need to have a passport from an EU state and it’s very hard to get a visa without this. You could do your course there and then try to get work but my guess is that you’ll have to find work in another country after the course.


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