Virginia, US

Czech Republic

If your company is sending employees to Czech Republic—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Czech Republic, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

The business immigration system in the Czech Republic includes separate processes for business visitors, workers who will stay in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days, and workers who will stay in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days.  

Business visitors to the Czech Republic typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, which foreign nationals are required to obtain prior to arrival in the Czech Republic unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen area limits stay to 90 days within any 180-day period.

The main work authorization category is the Employee Card. The Employee Card serves as a combined work and residence permit for highly skilled local hires. For intracompany transfers, assignments and secondments, it must be combined with a separate work permit. The Employee Card can be issued for up to two years, and is renewable.

Note that immigration rules and procedures regularly change significantly in the Czech Republic, and that authorities give little or no notice of upcoming changes. Pending applications or applications in preparatory stages may need to be amended after changes occur. Document requirements can vary and document procurement can be time consuming and burdensome.

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.