17th August 2017

Petyovsky & Partners: The Czech Republic: Wide Ranging Changes of the Immigration Law Become Effective

On August 15, 2017, the amendment of the Act on Stay of Foreigners in the Czech Republic became effective. The main aim of the amendment is to transpose the Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer ("ICT Directive"), however, the amendment brings significant changes in all the key areas of business immigration in the Czech Republic.

The main changes are introduced in the following areas:

  • Seasonal Workers;
  • Employee Cards;
  • ICT Workers;
  • Investment Residency Permits;
  • Business/Entrepreneurship Residency Permits;
  • Permanent Residency of non-EU nationals;
  • Original Documents;
  • Submission of Residency Permit Applications on the Territory of the Czech Republic;
  • Submission of Visa/Residency Permit Applications at the Czech Embassies.

Read full article by Miroslav Mejtsky of Petyovsky & Partners. 

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