We assist clients in getting both work and residence permission to be able to stay and earn money in the Czech Republic. Both types of permission come in various forms, for various purposes. Below are some of the possibilities.
Our most typical service package is the Zivno/Visa package for Non-EU citizens. This gets you work and living permission for an initial 6-month stay in the CR.
The package includes:
• Paperwork and in-person consultations
• Application for and pick up of your Zivno (trade license)
• Making an appointment for your visa application
• Preparation of your visa application and paperwork, and a pre-interview consultation
• Assistance in purchasing health insurance
• Required registrations at all tax offices
• General information and referrals on paying taxes and staying legal
OUR FEE: 5500-7500 CZK
* Our fee does not include application/administrative fees paid to the various offices or charges for translations and notaries. In most cases these amount to another 4000-4500 CZK.
Citizens of the EU do not require a visa to live and work in the Czech Republic. If you plan to work independently, however, you will still need to obtain a trade license or start your own company.
Non-EU Citizens reqiure BOTH work and residence permission (e.g. a trade license and visa) to stay and work legally. These are processed simultaneously, and we generally offer these as a package in this case.
TRADE LICENSE ŽIVNOSTENSKÝ LIST
A freelance license which can be used for a long list of job types – from carpentry to teaching English, and a whole lot in between. This is the easiest, cheapest, and fastest type of work permission you can get. Processing only takes a week, and the application fee is 1000CZK.
EMPLOYEE CARD ZAMĚSTNANECKÁ KARTA
If you’re interested in being employed by a company here, you’ll need an employee card. This requires the company to apply for certain permissions on your behalf, and then some application work on your part as well. The whole process can take a 2-3 months, and is better for those clients who have secured a position at a company in advance of their move, or after having lived here for a while as a freelancer and receiving a promise of longer-term employment.
LONG-TERM VISA (OVER 90 DAYS) DLOUHODOBÉ VÍZUM
Generally the first type of visa which can be applied for; when combined with a trade license, it is approved for a maximum of one year. Renewal can be applied for before expiration.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PŘECHODNÝ POBYT
A visa which can be applied for various reasons – study, family reunification, EU citizenship, or during renewal of your first long-term visa. Valid for a year or more.
PERMANENT RESIDENCE TRVALÝ POBYT
Available after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic. Valid for ten years.
Reporting change of address/status/work permissions
Accompaniment to offices (Interpreting services)
Extension of trade license
Cancellation of trade license
Bridge Visa applications
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us to discuss other options.