Czech Republic – Upcoming Immigration Changes

Posted on July 12, 2019

Effective sometime in August 2019, draft legislation will introduce some significant changes to the immigration rules. What will change? Quotas for new applications will be introduced for some processes at some consulates. These will be established by government decree (not… Read more »

Czech Republic – Certain Czech Embassies Close Appointment System

Posted on June 28, 2019

Effective September 1, 2019, the Czech Immigration legislation will soon be implementing a new quota system for work permits issued to foreign nationals outside of the European Union.  For this reason, some Czech Embassies have stopped issuing appointment requests for… Read more »

Czech Republic – Priority Visa Appointments for Qualifying Indian Nationals

Posted on October 1, 2018

Since the closing of Visapoint in November 2017 there have been long waiting times of one to two months to obtain an appointment for a visa application, especially from the Czech consulates in India. The Czech Consulate in New Delhi… Read more »

Czech Republic – New Visa Registration System

Posted on December 8, 2017

  As previously reported, the Visapoint system was terminated as of October 31, 2017.  Appointments that were confirmed for November 2017 remained valid.  Foreign nationals in need to schedule a visa interview after December 1, 2017 must do so my… Read more »

Czech Republic – VISAPOINT System Closed

Posted on November 7, 2017

  The VISAPOINT system to obtain appointments for visa applications and residence permits has been terminated as of October 31, 2017.  Confirmed appointments made in VISAPOINT for the month of November 2017 remain valid. Appointments can only be made after… Read more »

Czech Republic – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective August 15, 2017, a significant legislative amendment makes extensive changes to Czech immigration law. Act 222/2017 amends Act 326/1999, and includes changes to the rules on employee cards, residence permits and long-term visas. The various ministries have not yet… Read more »

Czech Republic – 2017 Immigration Updates

Posted on August 28, 2017

The Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic has amended the Act on Stay of Foreigners in the Czech Republic, which is expected to go into effect as of June 2017. Changes to go in effect are in regards to… Read more »

Czech Republic – Delays Expected as Ministry of Interiors Office Closes Sept. 30

Posted on September 23, 2016

The Ministry of Interiors office in Prague, servicing Prague 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, at Konevova 188/32, Prague 3 will be closing September 30, 2016.  A new modern Ministry of Interiors office location will open in November at Žukovského… Read more »

Czech Republic – New Guidelines for Employee Card

Posted on September 15, 2016

New guidelines have been put in place that now require a foreign national applying to work over 90 days to file for an Employee Card separately from the short term work visa.  Previously, the Employee Card and short term visa… Read more »

CZECH REPUBLIC – Extended Processing Times for Visa Applications

Posted on March 3, 2016

In the past few weeks, foreign nationals submitting visa applications abroad to the Ministry of Interior have been experiencing substantial processing delays. Visa applications are typically processed within two months but are instead being processed in approximately three months. Processing… Read more »