Legal and Social Counseling

Legal and social counseling

About the service

Our goal is to provide free support to migrants, irrespective of their residence permit or origin, living in the territory of the City of Prague, in solving various life situations. Based on previous appointment, we offer social and legal counseling provided by qualified and experienced practitioners. Social workers focus on professional social counseling, counseling for families with children and also field social work in the territory of Prague. Lawyers specialize in residential legislation.

Consultations take place in Czech language or in other languages according to the abilities of the particular advisor.

Social and legal counseling is by previous appointment only. E-mail consultations are not provided!

TIP

In order to provide social and legal advice effectively, it is desirable that you are able to describe your case in sufficient detail and provide all the documents you have on the issue.

Free

Discretion

Expertise

Individ. access

Respect

Social counseling

Provides help, support and possible assistance with the following:

  • housing (searching for housing, negotiating with landlords, checking lease contracts)
  • career (writing a CV, cover letter, job search, etc.)
  • financial situation (social security – allowances, pension, sickness benefits)
  • health care and health insurance
  • education (studies, nostrification, retraining)
  • residence in the Czech Republic (basic information)
  • negotiations with authorities and other institutions
  • mediation of related services
  • searching for housing, dealing with property owners, return of security deposit, checking lease contracts, etc.
  • assistance with registration at the labor office
  • help with writing a CV or cover letter, finding a suitable job or help with changing jobs
  • applications for benefits in material need or state social support
  • help with filling in application forms (social benefits, residence in the Czech Republic, etc.)
  • search for doctors, registration with doctors or medical facilities, health insurance
 

Social counseling focusing on families with children

In the area of counseling, we offer support to parents in solving current needs and problems of the family, we help with school attendance (searching for schools, communication with the school, providing interpreting, tutoring, etc.) and with providing for leisure activities for children (information regarding extracurricular activities and institutions, searching for suitable groups according to the child’s interests and talents, helping with the financing).

We provide for help, support and possible assistance with the following:
  • dealing with schools or educational institutions, authorities, doctors and other institutions
  • dealing with behavioural and educational problems of children and youth
  • dealing with the financial situation of the family (employment, housing, debts, social benefits)
  • dealing with critical family or relationship situations
  • searching for Czech language courses for children and parents
  • providing for educational and leisure programs for children and youth
  • finding volunteers for regular individual tutoring
  • providing for interpreting
 

Legal advice

Individual consultations on the following issues

  • residence in the Czech Republic
  • family, labor, civil, administrative and social law
  • mediation of follow-up (paid) legal services
  • if necessary, we will help you with the processing of legal filings (especially extensions of deadlines, inactivity of administrative authorities, appeals, lawsuits, criminal complaints, etc.)
  • long-term visa applications and long-term residence permits and their extensions (eg. family reunification, work card, study;
  • applications for temporary and permanent residence and extension of validity of such residence cards;
  • inactivity of administrative authorities in residential proceedings;
  • revocation of residence permits;
  • fulfillment of other obligations of foreigners associated with their stay in the Czech Republic;
  • family relationships (determination of paternity, marriage, divorce, alimony);
  • employment (work permit, non-payment of wages, employment contracts);
  • entrepreneurship (registration of trade, participation in commercial companies);
  • civil relations (tenancy contracts for housing, debts and receivables).

When and where is the service provided and how can I make an appointment?

  • We provide consultancy in our office at Krumlovská 527/4, Prague 4, and also at Legerova 50, Prague 2.
  • You can make an appointment for our consultation either by phone, e-mail or personally, using the contact details below. Depending on your situation, you will be provided with a free consultation, with a social worker, or a lawyer.
  • Please note that depending on our capacity, waiting time may be longer than 1 week, especially for legal counseling.

WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE WITHIN THE SERVICE

  • Remote consultancy (e-mail, telephone) without prior registration
  • Representation by proxy
  • Financial loans
  • Legal services
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InBáze Community Center

Address: Legerova 357/50, 120 00, Praha 2 – Vinohrady
Phone: (+420) 739 037 353 (Čj, Aj, Rj)
E-mail: info@inbaze.cz

Monday 9:00 – 13:00 (psychological counseling by appointment – capacity filled!)

Tuesday 9:00 – 13:00 (social and legal counseling without an appointment (low-threshold counseling)

Friday 11:00- 13:30 (cancelled during lockdown!)
legal advice without an appointment, pro bono

Office of Social and Legal Department InBáze

Address: Krumlovská 527/4, 140 00, Praha 4 – Michle (entrace Sedlčanská)
Phone: (+420) 739 037 353 (Čj, Aj, Rj),
E-mail: info@inbaze.cz

Monday 8:00 – 16:00

Tuesday 9:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 16:00

Thursday 9:00 – 17:00

Friday 9:00 – 17:00*

*counseling is not provided one Friday each month

WORK TEAM

Mgr. Lucie Ouředníková

Head of the Social and Legal department and Social Worker (CZ, EN)             e-mail: ourednikova@inbaze.cz

Mgr. Františka Dynková

Social Worker for family with children (CZ, EN)                                                     e-mail: dynkova@inbaze.cz

Viktoria Valeeva

Field social work, social counseling (CZE, EN, RU)
phone: (+420) 739 578 343
e-mail : valeeva@inbaze.cz

Bc. Dinara Akhmetova

Field social work, social counseling (CZE, EN, RU)
e-mail: akhmetova@inbaze.cz

Mgr. Tomáš Zvoníček

Legal advisor (CZ,EN)
e-mail: zvonicek@inbaze.cz

Mgr. Šimon Šmíd

Legal advisor (CZ, EN)
e-mail: smid@inbaze.cz

Mgr. Tomáš Verčimák

Collaborating lawyer (EN)
e-mail: advokat@vercimak.cz

Vilena Taraskina

Volunteer coordinator (EN, RU, CZ, FR)
e-mail: taraskina@inbaze.cz

To contact legal advisors, please use the telephone number at the reception (CZ, EN, RU): +420 739 037 353

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our services, or if you are not satisfied with our services, we will appreciate if you contact us as described above (ČJAJRU).

Rules for providing professional services InBáze (EN)
Detailed description of OSP implementation (ČJ)
Price list (ČJ)

Social and legal counseling takes place within the framework of:

  • registered social services “InBáze, z. s. – Professional social counseling” (identifier 7998175), and “InBáze, z. s. m. Prahy “(identifier 6141389) and it is provided in accordance with Act no. 108/2006 Sb., on Social Services, as amended, and Decree No. 505/2006 Sb., implementing certain provisions of the Social Services Act.
  • Project „InBáze, z. s. – Support for the integration of foreigners in the territory of the Capital City of Prague “within the ESF Employment Operational Program of the project “InBáze 2020 Community Center II” within the ESF Operational Program Employment
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