Immigration Glossary

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 ministry’s decision in Court. You will have a chance to put forward evidence in support of your case to a judge, including expert evidence, legal arguments and witness statements.

Application – a formal request submitted to the competent authorities accompanied by all required documents for entry and stay in the Czech Republic.

Biometric Residence Card – a biometric residence card is a permit which holds foreigner’s biographic details (name, address, date of birth, etc.) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints) and shows their immigration status while they stay in the Czech Republic.

Biometrics – a process used to identify a person based on his/her physical traits (fingerprints, photograph and signature)

Bridge Visa – a temporary visa which allows you to stay in the Czech Republic after your current visa expires and while your visa application is being processed.

Certified copy – a copy of a document authorized or stamped as being a true copy of the original by a person or agency recognized by the law.

Eligibility – requirements an applicant must fulfil to be qualified to participate or be chosen.

Notarized – a notarized document is affirmed by a “notary public” – this is a person authorized to confirm the identity of the person signing the document.

Quota – a quantitative restriction which many countries place on the number of migrants to be admitted to their territory per year.

Superlegalization a higher authentication of public documents which verifies that the document was issued by the relevant authority. Superlegalization is being done by verification of the signature / official stamp / official seal on the document.

Visa – a visa gives someone permission to enter the Czech Republic and stay here for a set period of time. When visa is granted, a certificate is issued, or a stamp is marked in the visa holder’s passport, granting entry into the country.

Work Permit – obtaining a work permit qualifies foreign nationals to be legally employed in the Czech Republic. To apply for a work permit, you must complete and submit respective request at the embassy of the Czech Republic or at the Ministry of the Interior.