Working in Czech Republic
The type of visa needed, or whether any visa is needed, to work and live in the Czech Republic is determined by the foreign national’s home country and the duration of stay.
Citizens from the European Union (EU) and from Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland (EEA) don’t require a visa to work in the Czech Republic. Additionally, citizens from Czech Republic, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and many more countries can visit the Czech Republic for up to 90 days for visits that are non-profit in nature without a visa. With the exception of EU and EEA citizens, any stay that will include business-related activities for which the employee is getting paid requires a visa.
Employers and employees need to make sure they apply for the correct visa or work authorization and provide the necessary documentation in their application and when entering the Czech Republic. There are a variety of different types of visas for the Czech Republic, but we’ve listed the most common ones below.
Types of Visas
- Short-Term Visa (type C)
- Short-Stay Visa for Employment Purpose
- Long-Term Visa (type D)
- Long-Stay Business Visa
- Employee Card
Processes and requirements vary by type of visa and the Czech Republic often significantly change immigration procedures, sometimes without any notice of change. To figure out which type of Czech Republic visa your company needs to apply for, click below to download our Czech Republic fact sheet or click here to set up a consultation.