When preparing for an expansion into the Czech Republic, now known as Czechia, many organizations will need to bring in workers from abroad to help with the expansion efforts. To do this, some workers will require a Czech Republic work visa.
Czech Republic’s visa system can be difficult to navigate, with unique immigration laws, a language barrier, and other factors all adding to the complexity. Failure to follow the rules properly could cause delays.
At Horizons, our foreign expansion team offers a wide selection of Czech Republic work visa services, immigration support, and outsourcing, giving your company everything needed to expand into the Czech Republic with the help of a globally sourced workforce.
Requirements for Czech Republic work visas
Different Czech visas have different requirements, but some of the main standard requirements include:
- Valid passport and passport photos
- Application forms
- Application fees
- Health insurance
- Police check
- Proof of funds
- Details of accommodation
Different types of Czech Republic work visas
As a European Union (EU) member, the Czech Republic requires non-EU and non-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals to have an entry visa for employment-related travel, in most cases.
The two most relevant types of Czech visas for foreign workers are the short-stay (C) visa and the long-stay (D) visa. A long-stay visa is required for stays of longer than three months.
Foreign workers from outside the EU/EEA will also generally need a work permit. For most people, this will be in the form of a document called an employee card.
How to get a Czech Republic work visa
The application process for Czech work visas and work permits involves the employer and employee in question.
Firstly, the employer will need to demonstrate that no Czech or EU citizens are available for the position. Following this, the employer should file a work permit application with the Czech Labor Office local to the Czech employer. Once all necessary documents, application forms, and fees have been submitted, the application will be processed and a decision made.
The employee should then apply for a visa, if necessary, after which they can enter the Czech Republic and begin employment.
Any non-EU nationals are required to register with the authorities (such as at a police station or with the Ministry of Interior) within three days of arrival in the country and may need to provide biometrics such as fingerprints.
How can Horizons help with your Czech work visas?
At Horizons, we support companies of all kinds through their expansion into the Czech Republic, and we specialize in obtaining work visas and permits for the Czech Republic. Our Czech Republic work visa team offers reliable advice and customized outsourcing services to assist you through Czech Republic’s complex immigration process. We can ensure that you and your workers are fully compliant with the Czech Republic’s regulations, save you time, and offer the answers to any questions you may have about the process.
We also offer a wide selection of outsourcing services covering recruitment, payroll, HR, administration, and more to help your company get up and running in the Czech Republic as rapidly as possible, even if you don’t have an official subsidiary in the country.