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ENTRANCE AND STAY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
There are different rules for foreigners in the CR depending on the fact whether they need a visa for the entrance to the CR, or not.
To enter you need every time:
The Border Police can also require:
Your entrance can be (or have to be) denied in case that:
Persona non grata (Undesirable person)
"Persona non grata" (undesirable person) is a foreigner to whom the entrance to the Czech republic is not enabled because he or she could endanger "safety of state, public order, protection of public health or protection of rights and freedoms of the others or similar interest protected by an international contract"
The decision of indicating foreigner as an undesirable person in CR is based on:
The Police indicate a foreigner as an undesirable person also if there is:
A foreigner is failed in the "List of undesirable persons", but the Police do not impart to him or her that he or she is failed as a persona non grata in CR, so the foreigner does not know about this fact.
The reasons for unvoluntary finishing of your stay in the Czech republic:
1) a final judgment of banishment
(it is a form of punishment in criminal law admissible only for foreigners, the possible time of expulsion from the CR is from 1 to 10 years or also for undeterminable period)
a reason for this punishment is a committing of a criminal offence which is followed by criminal proceedings and sentence
2) a final judgment of administrative banishment
(it is a form of administrative punishment, the maximum period is 10 years)
a reason for this punishment is for example: non-valid passport in time of police control, unwillingness of evidence of your identity!!!....
you have got the right to appeal against it! (but only to 5 days from the day of announcement about this punishment)
because of your acting you can be detained by the Police for maximum 48 hours, sometimes - for future administrative action - you can be after this time pass on to "the foreign and border Police" and then detained until next 180 days by them.
3) ex offo ending
if you "intentionaly endangered public order or infringed rules of Stay of Foreigners Act (Zákon o pobytu cizinců č. 326/1999 Sb.)"
a) if you do not need a visa for the entrance to CR - you will got "a departure's visa" and you must depart the Czech republic in determinated time
there is no possible appeal against a departure's visa
b) if you need a visa - the validity of your visa will be ending
RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Basicly foreigners have same rights as Czech citizens. The differencies are possible only if the law (statute) admitted it - especially Stay of Foreigners Act.
Special foreigner's duties
Some important constitutional rights in the Czech republic:
Rights in time of detention
If you are detained you have got the right:
ADVICES FOR DEMONSTRATIONISTS
It is prohibited to carry weapon in the time of a demonstration in the Czech republic. The Criminal Code defines "weapon" as everything that can be used to attack body or property. (But the carrying of weapon will be usually an petty case.)
The possession of any kind of drug (also "light") can be a commission of a crime (but only if you possesse the amount "bigger than small" - in practise this could be only several joints!) in the Czech republic.
Czech law does not criminalized the wearing of stocking masks like german "passive Bewaffnung" but it is better to wear carnival masks...
A policeman is not considered as a "public official" (a policeman) if he or she has no identification number.
LEGAL HELP IN TIME OF PROTESTS
There will be basic legal help organized by Czech NGOs including:
There is also possibility of an existence of independent "legal observers" - for more info please contact EPS (Environmental Law Service) - firstname.lastname@example.org.