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I am a non-EU citizen, with a job offer in the Czech Republic.

One of the documents needed for a visa is a proof of accommodation. This is quite annoying, as I don't want to rent an apartment before coming to the Czech Republic.

While looking for advice on the internet, I came across a few companies that claim to sell a "virtual proof of accommodation letter". This is essentially a letter saying I have an accommodation by this company, but it seems to me this is not real accommodation.

Is this a legit way to get the visa?

  • That sounds fraudulent. How about a ho(s)tel for the first days/weeks? – gerrit Jun 25 '18 at 13:03
  • Thanks, a hotel is not good because I need a proof of a long term accommodation for at least 6 months. – Guest8 Jun 25 '18 at 16:14
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Czech consulates have seen all kinds of fraud over the years and they will know your accommodation proof isn't real from a mile away. Your options are thus:

  1. Ask your company to help out with securing the required documentation
  2. Bite the bullet and rent an apartment remotely. You can always find a new one later on after moving
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    A good rule of thumb is "If you can find this shady service, the visa officer surely can as well (and it's his job to do so)." – TooTea Apr 24 '19 at 19:22

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