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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