CzechInvest’s AfterCare Department offers visa support for investors. The department provides consultation particularly on the visa process in the Czech Republic and addresses the specific needs of investors throughout the process.
Important information related to Covid-19 travel restrictions based on Government Crisis measures and Protective measures of Ministry of Health
Conditions for entry to the Czech Republic from April 5th, 2021
As of January 30th, 2021 travel to the Czech Republic for non-essential reasons in banned.
Countries are divided into four categories: green, orange and red dark red based od lever of Covid-19 transmission risk. Updated list of low risk countries is available on website of Ministry of Health.
Detailed information on travel conditions on MOFA website, infomation of MoI website including samples of certificates and confirmations.
Solving residence matters of foreign nationals in the territory of the CZ in connection with COVID-19
Foreign nationals who resided from 12 March 2020 to 16 July 2020 in the territory of the Czech Republic on the basis of visa for a stay of up to 90 days for the purpose of work or seasonal work and on the basis of long-term visa of the purpose seasonal work or extraordinary work visa can stay in the territory of the Czech Republic till 16 November 2020. This applies only in case, that employer extended work contract at least till 16 September 2020 or signed new valid work contract for this period. Validity of current decision about work permit is extended till 16 November 2020 on these conditions. More information on MoI website.
Access to MoI offices is limited in time of state of emergency: by appointment only
by phone https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/contacts.aspx
online reservation system https://frs.gov.cz/en
Detailed information on entry of foreign nationals and solving residence matters
Embassies in selected countries resumed visa agenda
List of countries where diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic resume accepting and processing visa applications and extent of visa agenda
Obligatory submission of document against introduction of infectious disease upon application submission
Applicants for Schengen visas and long-term visas and residence permits for purposes of economic and education activities are obliged to submit, upon lodging the application document on fulfilling requirements against introduction of infectious disease issued by receiving entity in the Czech Republic
Protective Measure and list of countries according to Covid -19 risk
Obligatory Adaptation and Integration Courses for Foreigners
Every foreign national aged 15-61 with long term residence permit issued on/after January 1, 2021 is oblidged to take adaptation and integration course within one year.
Detailed information on courses in multiple languages are available for download.
Information for foreigners is also avalailbe on website Vitejte v ČR
The transition period ended on 31 December 2020
Guide for UK Citizens (MoI)
Visa Support Provided By The AfterCare Department:
- general consultation focused on the visa process in the Czech Republic, information service and mediation of contact with the relevant authorities and institutions involved in visa issues.
- communication with institutions of the state administration with respect to the visa process.
- consultation on and administration of visa programmes.
- arrangement of long-term stays for top management and statutory representatives of companies – preparation of supporting and invitation letters and necessary recommendations.
- organisation of priority dates for companies’ statutory representatives and their family members.
- upon arrival in the Czech Republic, arrangement of registration of foreigners with the Foreigners’ Police.
Note: CzechInvest is not able to provide comprehensive visa service in the full scope to all firms. The agency provides above-standard services to investors only in exceptional cases (for companies’ statutory representatives and top management).
The residence of foreigners on the territory of the Czech Republic is governed by Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreigner Nationals in Czech Republic and on the Amendment of Certain Acts, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Foreigners Act). The current wording of the Foreigners Act and related amendments is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
The residence of foreigners on the territory of the Czech Republic is further governed by the legal regulations of the European Union (EU) and the European Community (EC). In the visa area, this primarily concerns Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council No. 810/2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) and Regulation (EC) No. 539/2001 (as amended) listing the third-countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.
All regulations of the Schengen acquis have been applicable in the Czech Republic since 21 December 2007, when the Czech Republic became part of the Schengen Area. More information is available on the websites of the relevant ministries: www.mvcr.cz and www.mzv.cz.
Programmes approved by the government of the Czech Republic for the purpose of achieving economic benefit for the Czech Republic
On 26 September 2019, the government of the Czech Republic approved programmes for the purpose of achieving economic benefit for the Czech Republic (hereinafter referred to as the “government programmes”) and regulations setting the maximum number of long-term visa applications for the purpose of conducting business and blue-card applications. With effect from 1 September 2019, the government programmes supersede the Ukraine and Other Countries Systems, Ukraine and India Projects and the Welcome Package and Fast Track projects).
The Qualified Employee Programme CZ-ISCO 4-8
employees from Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Mongolia, the Philippines, India, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Belarus
e-mail address for submitting applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Highly Qualified Employee Programme CZ-ISCO 1-3
all non-EU countries
apply to Ministry of Industry and Trade email@example.com
The Key and Scientific Personnel Programme CZ-ISCO 1-3 for statutory representatives, managers and key specialists of significant Czech and foreign investors, research organisations and start-ups
all non-EU countries
e-mail for submitting applications: firstname.lastname@example.org