Our NEW OFFICE is very nice and cozy. Come and see for yourself at Tyršova 20 (close to Elektra tram stop).

Ministry of Interior has a special contact for Ukrainians:
  • Phone number for support: +420974801802
  • Email address for support:
  • News from the Ministry of Interior in the Ukrainian language here.
Basic information:

VISA No. 1: If your visa expires in 14 days or less, you need to stop by the MINISTRY OF INTERIOR "MOI" (Department for Asylum and Migration Policy) and they are going to give you a SPECIAL LONG TERM VISA. If you are in Ostrava, visit the address: Výstavní 55, 703 00 Ostrava.
VISA No. 2: In case your family comes to the Czech Republic, they are allowed to stay here for 90 days WITHOUT ANY VISA, only with their biometric passport.
From FEB 25, citizens of the Czech Republic, the EU, their family members, citizens of Ukraine arriving in the Czech Republic through Ukraine DO NOT HAVE TO fill in an entry form, have a negative PCR or vaccination certificate.
Ministry of Transport allows Ukrainians to travel for free on the trains of České dráhy (only with a Ukrainian passport).
Ostrava and Moravian-Silesian Region help:

On 1st March there was opened Krajské asistenční centrum pomoci Ukrajině (KACPU) in Ostrava. This MAIN CONTACT POINT is in operation 7am - 7pm at Červeného kříže 4 street.
  •  They will process visas, health insurance, humanitarian help and coordinate accommodation for Ukrainians.
1️⃣ Our partner Heimstaden CZ offers accommodation for Ukrainian families. More info: +420702296518 or

2️⃣ Our partner 3ADVOKÁTI offers law consultation and they also have important connections if you need help in some specific situation.

3️⃣  COLLECTION PLACE in Ostrava for Humanitarian help. Bring supplies to help the Ukrainians to Ostrava, Wattova 797/17

4️⃣ Moment - Prospěšný second hand is organizing a collection of needed things. They will bring it to Ukraine.

5️⃣  Ostrava Expat Centre is able to provide information in Ukrainian with the help of a native speaker volunteer.

6️⃣ Ostrava Expat Centre offers help with PSYCHOLOGICAL assistance! Send us a message, email or come to OEC and we are going to connect you to therapists (this service is available in Czech for Ukrainians)

7️⃣ Crise Centre Ostrava (Krizové Centrum Ostrava) offers help as well! Expats in need can reach out for psychological help. This service operates mainly in Czech but also in English, through email, it is also possible to obtain assistance.
Contact them via email:

8️⃣ Moravskoslezské inovační centrum
 (Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre) is offering co-working spaces for Ukrainian businesses, write to us (OEC) if you are interested.

9️⃣  For accommodation assistance, please write to:

1️⃣0️⃣ Tool-free number 800 720 210. In case you want to help Ukrainians in the Moravian-Silesian region. More info here.

1️⃣1️⃣ Ukrainians can travel at Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s. (Ostrava Public Transport) for free. Just with the passport or identity card.

1️⃣2️⃣ If you travel with your pets, there are no travel restrictions. Once you arrive to Moravian-Silesian, you will have to take them to a check-up. We have a veterinary English-speaking, who can help you. Be aware that this service is not for free. For more information, contact OEC via email or messenger.

Czech Republic helps:

1️⃣  Volunteers from many different organizations prepared a web with much important information including Where you can help and how. More info here:

2️⃣ News from the CT24 in the Ukrainian language here.

3️⃣ Websites Коли громадянин Україниприбуває до Чехії. For your first steps after arriving in the Czech Republic. In Ukrainian!

3️⃣ A new web for Ukrainians and for all who want to help too.

4️⃣ Orange Tree offers official translations for Ukrainians for free.

5️⃣ Linka bezpečí will help you if you or your children are afraid of war.

6️⃣  Summarized information for all who want to employ Ukrainians here.

7️⃣ ČSOB bank is offering: Free withdrawals with Ukrainian cards. Infoline in Ukrainian 800 200 2900, financial assistance in the amount of 2500 CZK. More here.

Dear Expats, in case you need ANY information or help, contact us via messenger or via email We are here to guide you and make sure you get help!

Stay tuned and follow our social media - Facebook, Instagram!


                               8. 3.
                                          Online at Google meet at 5 pm

                               10. 3.  OSTRAVA WOMEN CLUB
                                          Ostrava Expat Centre at 5:30 pm

                               25. 3.  EXPAT CENTRE MUSIC CLUB
                                          Ostrava Expat Centre at 5 pm          


After many attempts, the meeting of the Expat Centres of the Czech Republic finally took place! Our friends from Brno and Prague came to see our new office and talk about challenges and goals!

This month we finally managed to have our House Warming party! We discussed our main goals for this year and explained what our Ostrava Expat Centre is really about!


What to do in Ostrava?

Even though Samuel Beckett’s well-known Endgame shook the traditional theatre during its premiere in 1957, nowadays it is considered a part of the classical world repertoire. Come to Komorní scéna Aréna on 14th March and enjoy play with English subtitles!
Dock Ostrava

Come to entertain yourself. Dock Ostrava has many concerts going on in March. Check here what is closest to your heart. 

Second Vogue conference. Trends in education and mentoring: talents & new technologies. You will hear the keynote speaker Maye Musk - Model and Business Women. All this on 31st March. 

Are you 17 to 30 years old and interested in mental hygiene and personal development? Do you want to better manage stress, be able to cope with change, think more positively and manage your time better? Then a series of English-Czech workshops with therapist and counselor Carl Davies is just for you.


The very first app that will help you to settle down
in Ostrava and its surroundings.


March is the month of the tax declaration in the Czech Republic!

Once a year you are obliged to fill in and file your tax return. The deadline for filing the last year income tax return (but also for paying the tax) is at the end of March. In the case of processing and filing the tax return through an advisor, the deadline is postponed to July 1st, but in this case, please do not forget to submit the power of attorney granted to the advisor to the Tax Authority by March more.


The numbers of new COVID-19 infections per day are still quite high. Still, countries all over Europe have slowly begun relaxing ongoing restrictions, including the Czech Republic. The Czech government is canceling the obligation to present a COVID-19 certificate in restaurants and other establishments. The Ministry of Health is also ending mass testing in schools and companies.

Read more at FOREIGNERS!




Do you want to teach? Do you think teaching is your life mission?

Here is what you need to do:

There are different conditions for teaching your mother tongue and for teaching other subjects.

If you want to teach common subjects, such as physics, you must always meet the same qualifications, regardless of nationality. This means that if you want to teach subjects other than a foreign language and you have obtained a qualification in a language other than Czech (i.e. studied abroad), knowledge of the Czech language must usually be proved and you must have an education in pedagogy. That means you need to do the following:


All of our services are free of charge.
For more information visit us at Českobratrská during office hours, contact us via e-mail at or Messenger.
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