The Czech government has recently signed new legislation that modified the immigration process and came into effect this July/August. Please see the details below.

  • Effective from 31 July 2019 Change of the Employer approval was replaced by a notification. This means that a foreign national who lives in the Czech Republic and possesses an employee card is obliged to notify the ... [read more]

There is a fundamental principle for the functioning of the Schengen Area to be able to cross internal borders at any place without border check. Unfortunately, this isn't applicable to non-EU citizens. To be able to enter the Czech Republic, you as a non-EU citizen have to fulfill the following conditions:

  • have a valid travel document
  • hold a valid short-term/long term visa or ... [read more]

EU citizens and their family members

May 8, 2019, 10:22 PM

Who are EU citizens and what are their obligations?


EU citizens are citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Citizens of Iceland, ... [read more]

In case you are citizen outside of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland you could by called third-country national or expat. According to the Czech Labour Code, an expat needs to obtain a work permit in order to work in the country. Without this permission and without a valid visa it is illegal to work in the Czech Republic.

There are different types of visa based ... [read more]

Immigration Glossary

May 5, 2019, 8:52 PM

Apostille - a specialized certificate, issued by the Secretary of State. It is attached to an original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will be accepted in one of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

Appeal – if your work permit application is declined and you have a right of appeal, this means that you can challenge the ... [read more]