We will advise and help you solve all formalities related to legal residence in the Czech Republic.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

work permit

Work permit

Recently, more and more people from outside the EU are interested in working abroad. The Czech Republic is part of the Schengen area. For those who want to come here for a short-term job, a work visa is required which is issued for a maximum of 90 days. If work in the Czech Republic is planned for a longer period, a long-term work visa or employee card is issued.

Employee card

This is a type of permit that allows its holder to stay in the Czech Republic for a long time for the purpose of employment and to work within the workplace for which the card was issued. This type of card replaces a visa for the purpose of staying in the country for more than 90 days for the purpose of employment. It is issued in the form of a plastic card with the biometric data of the holder.

The employee card is issued by the Ministry of the Interior - Department of Asylum and Migration Policy for the duration of the employment but for a maximum of 2 years with the possibility of extending the period of validity.

What types of jobs is this employee card for?

Basically for all kinds of work. At the same time, however, a vacancy for which an application for an employee card can be submitted must be entered in the central register of vacancies which cardholders can apply for.

The application for an employee card is submitted in writing to the relevant embassy of the Czech Republic. If you are staying in the Czech Republic on the basis of a visa for a stay of more than 90 days or on the basis of a long-term residence permit for another purpose, you can apply at the local department of the Ministry of the Interior.

At our VisaPoint company, you can get a consultation on questions about submitting documents on application. For a consultation, please call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

If you have applied for an employee card abroad and your application has been assessed positively, the embassy will issue you a visa for more than 90 days to obtain the card. Before your visa sticker is affixed, you will need to provide documents confirming that you have travel health insurance for the period from the date of entry into the Czech Republic until the time when your employer provides you with general public health insurance in the Czech Republic.

Upon arrival in the Czech Republic, you must visit the local department of the Ministry of the Interior within 3 working days at the latest and provide the biometric data needed to obtain employee card. After receiving the biometric data, you will be issued a document confirming that the conditions for issuing employee card have been met.

Starting on the day when the Ministry of the Interior issued you a document confirming fulfillment of the conditions for issuing an employee card, you have the right to work in the Czech Republic.

Blue card

The Blue Card is a long-term stay for the purpose of performing a job requiring high qualifications. The blue card entitles the foreigner to stay and at the same time perform a job, i.e. the foreigner does not need a special work permit.

High qualification is considered to be a duly completed university education or higher vocational education that lasted at least 3 years.

You can find the database of vacancies for blue cards on the website of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

The main task of the Blue Card is to obtain highly qualified experts for positions that are not covered by internal sources of work. A long-term contract is concluded and the card is not intended for workers and service professions.

Differences from the employee card:

The minimum income is not less than one and a half of the average salary (this value is set at the legislative level).

Higher or special education is required.

It is issued for the duration of the employment contract with a "reserve" of 3 months. This is so that the specialist has the opportunity to find another suitable job at the end of the contract.

At our VisaPoint company, you can get a consultation on questions about submitting documents on application. For a consultation, please call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

Seasonal work in the Czech Republic

Seasonal work is one way to get a legal job. Seasonal work includes work for a specific period when harvest takes place. From May to June you will find legal work picking cucumbers, strawberries, carrots, cherries and tomatoes. From July to August you can seasonally pick vegetables, raspberries, blueberries, plums, in autumn apples, pears or potatoes. Seasonal jobs are varied and in demand.

A seasonal work permit is issued for a maximum of 180 days.

change of employer

Change of employer in the Czech Republic

The owner of the employee card can change employers. However, he must submit a written request to the local department of the Ministry of the Interior for consent to make such a change. It must be a vacancy included in the central vacancy register that cardholders can apply for. You are obliged to attach an employment contract or at least a future contract to such an application. If qualification requirements have been set for a new job that are different from the previous one, or if the document on the basis of which you previously confirmed your professional qualification has become invalid, you must confirm your qualification again.

The applicant has 60 days to find a new employer (from the date of termination of the previous job). The right of residence may otherwise be revoked.

To change employers, a number of conditions must be met, such as:

  • Find a new employer
  • Give notice
  • Apply to the Ministry of the Interior

You must apply for a new job within 60 days of signing the termination. The official time frame for the assessment by the Ministry is 30 days.

You will need help of professional consultants to guide you through the process. For consultation, call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

obtaining permanent residence in the Czech Republic

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Permanent residence gives a person almost the same rights as Czech citizenship. Thanks to it, a foreigner can work in the same way as local citizens (free entry into the labor market), receive social benefits, and from a certain age also pension. Children of foreigners with permanent residence are provided with free health care through health insurance throughout their studies. The main difference between permanent residence and citizenship is that permanent residence does not give a person right to vote and to serve in the army.

Unlike long-term residence, permanent residence does not have to be renewed - only the card is renewed within the specified period. People who do not have a clean criminal record, have large debts to official authorities or have left the country for a long time risk losing their permanent residence permit.

Who is entitled to permanent residence in the Czech Republic?

The most common reason for granting permanent residence in the Czech Republic is uninterrupted residence for at least five years. Important: in this case one year counts as six months for people who reside in the country to study.

Third-country nationals (including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan) can apply for permanent residence if they confirm Czech roots, have been married for two years to a Czech citizen during a residence permit, have adopted a Czech child or prove that their permanent residence is in the political, sporting or other interest of the state. Permanent residence can also be obtained by single elderly (over 65 years of age) parents of a citizen of the Czech Republic and minor children of persons who already have permanent residence.

Where to submit documents:

Foreigners submit documents in person to the authorities of the Ministry of the Interior (OAMP MV).

The applicant for permanent residence must also confirm his knowledge of the Czech language. In most cases, the set of documents must be accompanied by a certificate of successful completion of the A1 level examination. It is important to note that from 1st January 2021 the language test will be more difficult and will correspond to level A2. We help prepare for the Czech language exam at A1 and A2 level.

According to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners, the Ministry of the Interior is obliged to assess the application and decide on it within 60 days from the date of submission. However, if officials have further requests and ask the applicant for additional documents, the examination of the application shall be suspended. A foreigner can contact the Ministry of the Interior at any time and get acquainted with the course of his case.

In case of a positive decision, the applicant is contacted by telephone, invited to submit biometric data and receives a plastic card for permanent residence within 60 days at the latest.

What to do if you are denied permanent residence?

In the event of such development, the applicant will receive a notification by post. Within 15 days from the date of receiving, he may appeal to the department of the Ministry of the Interior that decided in person or by post.

We would like to emphasize that we have extensive experience with this issue. Clients who addressed VisaPoint for advice on obtaining permanent residence were all satisfied with the results.

Extension of permanent residence in the Czech Republic

Permanent residence is issued for an indefinite period and does not need to be renewed but it is necessary to exchange the biometric identity card within the prescribed period. Children under the age of 15 are issued cards for five years, adults for ten.

From the middle of 2019, the address on the plastic cards of permanent residence ceases to be indicated, so it is not necessary to apply for a new card when a foreigner moves. However, it is always necessary to inform the Ministry of the Interior about the change of residence, change of marital status, obtaining a new passport and any other changes.

At our VisaPoint company, you can get a consultation on questions about submitting documents on application. For a consultation, please call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

student visa

LONG-TERM VISA FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

A student visa or a visa for the purpose of studying in the Czech Republic is issued upon admission to a secondary or higher educational institution registered with the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Educational institutions are divided into state accredited, state non-accredited, private accredited and private non-accredited.

After receiving a diploma from an accredited higher institution in the Czech Republic, you will get free entry to the Czech labor market. When studying at an accredited educational institution in the Czech Republic, you have the right to official employment.

In the Czech Republic, education is free only in the Czech language. Recently, most state universities also require foreign applicants to have a very good knowledge of the Czech language (at least level B1) and timely nostrification.

When applying for a residence permit on the basis of training in the Czech Republic, the interview is conducted in accordance with the law in the Czech language. If you do not speak Czech, you must provide an interpreter (not necessarily a court interpreter) who must carry proof of identity.

The deadline for assessing an application for a long-term visa for the purpose of study is 60 days (for example, study at public and private universities in the Czech Republic or preparatory language courses at state universities). In other cases (for example, preparatory language courses in private educational institutions), the processing time takes up to 120 days.

The application for a permit is assessed by the competent authorities of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. In case of a positive decision, the consular department will issue a visa in order to obtain a long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic (visa corridor - 6 months, number of days - 60). After arriving in the Czech Republic, you must register with the Ministry of the Interior within 3 working days to obtain a long-term residence permit.

Minimum period of validity of a student visa is six months (the visa is not issued for the academic year of study but for 1 semester), the number of entries is not limited. In most cases, the length of the visa depends on the documents submitted by visa applicant. We will advise you on obtaining student visas in the Czech Republic, for a consultation please call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

family reunion

FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Family reunification in the Czech Republic is one of the possibilities of emigration.

Which family members can reunite:

Holders of a residence permit or card can reunite with their children, regardless of their age. They can also reunite with their parents if they have reached the age of 65. It is necessary to prove at the consulate that parents cannot take care of themselves financially or require care. Attention: Applicants cannot be reunited with their parents under the age of 65.

Types of family reunification in the Czech Republic:

Long-term visa - this is a visa that is ideal for reunification with children. You cannot work with this visa. This visa is linked to the documents of the person who will reunite with you. In order to apply for this visa, you must have employee card, money and secured accommodation. It does not matter how long you have been in the Czech Republic. The visa is issued for a maximum period of 1 year with the possibility to extend and change it within the territory of the Czech Republic.

Long stay - this document is ideal for a spouse because it allows you to work. It is no longer a visa but a residence permit card which is linked to the documents of the person who is reuniting with you. If you apply for this reunification, your relative (spouse, etc.) must work for at least 6 months on employment card, have secured accommodation and a sufficient salary. A long-term stay is issued for a maximum of 2 years with the possibility of extending and changing it within the territory of the Czech Republic.

To apply for family reunification, you must gather the necessary documents and apply for the inclusion of a visa application. At our VisaPoint company, you can get a consultation on questions about submitting documents on application. For a consultation, please call +420 608666538 (Viber and WhatsApp) and +420 728015361.

Our references

References

Hrihorij, 36 years old

"My profession is a bus driver. As I wanted to provide my children and relatives financially as much as possible, I started looking for a job abroad. Good salary conditions in the Czech Republic appealed to me. Based on a friend's recommendation, I got in touch with VisaPoint. There, they not only advised me how to find an employer but also helped me get my employee card. I am thus sure that I reside and work in the Czech Republic completely legally."

 

Maxim, 23 years old

"I´ve always dreamed of studying abroad and I´ve considered various options where I could go. There were many factors - distance, financial opportunities, specializations that universities offered, and one of the most problematic was preparation of documents. One way or another, I decided that I wanted to study in the heart of Europe - the Czech Republic.

VisaPoint explained to me in a very accessible way the course of the entire process of obtaining student visa and also provided enormous support even from a moral point of view. The staff is very helpful and kind.

I am now a third-year student at the University of Prague, and after graduating I plan to change my student visa to a work visa and use VisaPoint's services again because it will save me time and stress."

 

Elena, 48 years old

"I´ve lived in the Czech Republic for a long time, but I couldn´t apply for permanent residence because I did not know how. I didn't know much Czech at all. At VisaPoint, they helped me take a language course and pass the exam. And they also explained to me how to properly apply for permanent residence. It was awarded to me three weeks ago."

 

Armen M., 44 years old

"I´ve been working in the Czech Republic for the second year. I really liked Prague and I wanted to live here, ideally. But I missed my family which stayed in my home country. So I decided to bring my family here to Prague. But I found out that it´s quite demanding and acquaintances couldn´t advise me how to arrange it. Then I discovered a leaflet offering help with similar matters. Thanks to VisaPoint, we now live with the whole family in Prague and we´re very satisfied here."

 

Ivan, 43 years old

"A friend who already worked here and had some experience helped me find a job in the Czech Republic. I took a position that I found interesting. But after a year, I found an ad offering better conditions and a higher salary. So I wanted to change employers and start working elsewhere. However, no one had experience with that so I didn't know what to do for a long time and time passed. Coincidence helped - I met a lady who told me about VisaPoint. They arranged everything, they knew exactly what I needed for it. Now I´m working in the position that I wanted and I really like my new job."

About us

We provide consulting services related to the lives of foreigners in the Czech Republic. We are a Czech company that has extensive experience in this area. We solve stays in the Czech Republic only in a legal way where each foreigner must meet the requirements of Czech legislation and where the actual purpose of his stay must correspond to his actual performance.

Our team consists of highly qualified employees with extensive experience. All experts are familiar with the working principles of each consulate and institutions of the state and are always ready to give competent advice.

By contacting us, you save nerves, strength and time.

Working with us is comfortable and pleasant.

We consult and assist with all formalities related to legal residence in the Czech Republic.

  • work permit / employee card
  • change of employer
  • obtaining permanent residence
  • study visa
  • family reunification
  • other services

Our staff will provide you with a consultation at any time at +420 608 666 538 or +420 728 015 361. Do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at info@visapoint.online