If you are granted either asylum or subsidiary protection, you can benefit from the State Integration Programme (known as SIP). It is a state programme specifically designed to guide you through important phases of your life in the Czech Republic. Within SIP, you will receive assistance in finding affordable accommodation and work, accessing education, health care, language learning and in other key areas of your daily life. You can find more information about SIP on www.integracniprogram.cz.
If you are granted asylum, you will obtain a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic and have the same rights and obligations as Czech citizens, except for the right to vote and conscription.
If you are granted subsidiary protection, you will obtain a long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic for the period during which subsidiary protection is granted, typically one year.
This means that you will be able to register with the Labour Office, enrol in education programmes such as university studies, engage in business and, in general, perform legal acts. On the other hand, you will have to comply with all legal obligations Czech citizens do, such as paying taxes and health insurance, and assuming responsibility for any unlawful conduct.