CZECHIA – Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

Effective 1 May 2018, the minimum monthly salary required to qualify for a new EU Blue Card has increased, from CZK 39,700 to CZK 44,256 (about USD 2060), an increase of approximately 11.5%.

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CZECHIA– Blue Card Minimum Salary Increases

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CZECH REPUBLIC – New Consular Appointment-Booking System

From 1 December 2017, a new appointment booking system has been introduced at Czech consulates. Applicants must now request a long-term visa or residence permit appointment by email.

However, requests for appointments sent during December show that the process and timing vary significantly between consulates (from several weeks to several months).

Consulates at which it was challenging to obtain appointments in 2017 continue to grant appointments for up to several months after the appointment request.

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CZECH REPUBLIC – New Consular Appointment-Booking System

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CZECH REPUBLIC – Visapoint Appointment-Booking System Closed

Effective 1 November 2017, the Visapoint system has closed and is no longer available for booking appointments for visa or residence permit applications.

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CZECH REPUBLIC – Visapoint Appointment-Booking System Closed

This news alert was prepared using information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

New Data in Immiguru: Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) processes for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania to Immiguru.

European Union flag vintageThe EU ICT Permit, established by the ICT Directive 2014/66/EU, is intended to be a consistent European Union-wide temporary work and residence permit allowing third-country nationals in certain positions to be assigned from a company outside the EU to a company within the EU in the same group, and to easily move and work within the EU.  The United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland have opted out of this directive.

Despite a November 2016 deadline to transpose the ICT Directive into national law, by September 2017 several EU Member States had not yet fully implemented the directive.  Austria is expected to implement the Directive by 1 October 2017.

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CZECH REPUBLIC – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

Effective 15 August 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 published details of how they will implement the new rules, and the changes could initially cause delays and confusion.

Perhaps the most significant change is a new residence permit for intra-company transferees, which transposes the European Union intra company transfer (ICT) directive (2014/66/EU).

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CZECH REPUBLIC – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

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CZECH REPUBLIC – New Restrictions on Short-Term Visa Applications for Employment Purposes

Effective immediately, non-EEA national employees seconded to work in the Czech Republic from outside the EEA can no longer apply for a C (short-term) visa for the purpose of employment simultaneously with their consular Employee Card (residence card) application.

This means that seconded employees cannot travel to the Czech Republic to start work until their Employee Card has been approved, which may take several months.

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CZECH REPUBLIC – New Restrictions on Short-Term Visa Applications for Employment Purposes

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