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Key and Scientific Personnel

Key and Scientific Personnel

This programme is intended for significant Czech and foreign investors, research organisations, technology companies and start-up companies that need to relocate to the Czech Republic foreigners in the positions of statutory representatives, managers and key specialists. Foreign employees can be included in the programme if they are authorised to submit a residence permit application at an embassy or consulate ensuring the implementation of the programme, i.e. such a foreign employee is a citizen and holder of a passport issued by such country, has a permit for a stay of more than 90 days in such country or permanent residence or is authorised to submit an application at any embassy or consulate. Such an employee must be in a position in the CZ-ISCO 1-3 classification and he/she will be guaranteed a salary at least in the amount of the average income according to the relevant CZ-ISCO sub-group or in the minimum amount stipulated for blue cards.

The programme has specific criteria for inclusion of individual types of employees.

Applicants and their immediate family members included in the programme are guaranteed the possibility of submitting an employee-card application and are addressed by the relevant embassy or consulate with an assigned date for such purpose. The applicants can use the option of replacing certain requisites for submission of the employee-card application with a declaration from the employer in the scope allowed by the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals and the text of the programme and they are assured processing of the residence-permit application within three days of its submission.
Inclusion in the programme is valid for a period of one year.

Submission of applications for inclusion in the Key and Scientific Personnel Programme:

  • applications for inclusion of employers of the Investor type and at least one applicant are submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Trade via e-mail at the address klicovypersonal@mpo.cz.
  • applications for inclusion of employers of the Research Organisation, Technology Company, Newly Established Company and Start-up types and at least one applicant are submitted to the Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest via e-mail at the address programklicovy@czechinvest.org.

All personal data of applicants will be further used solely for the purposes of the Key and Scientific Personnel Programme.

Contact: afc-visa@czechinvest.org

 +420 296 342 405