Blue card for foreigners: how to get it and what benefits does it bring?

A highly qualified workforce, increasing competitiveness, and equalising the gap between regions – these are some of the terms associated with the concept of blue cards. These are also the main reasons why this type of permit has been introduced in the territory of the European Union. The blue card is a permit whose primary objective is to attract skilled foreigners from third countries to the EU. It is valid in most EU countries (except Denmark and Ireland), which guarantees a uniform approach to the employment of foreigners. Thanks to a number of advantages for holders, this type of permit has become increasingly popular in recent years. 

22. 4. 2021

Accommodation of foreign nationals and obligations of accommodation providers

Reporting the place of residence of foreign nationals in the Czech Republic is associated with a number of issues. Who is obliged to report the place of residence after foreign nationals enter the Czech Republic? How to proceed with changing their address in the territory? What documents does the Ministry of the Interior accept? This time, we deal with the issue of accommodating foreign national from their perspective as well as from the perspective of accommodation providers. 

23. 3. 2021

Posting foreign nationals to the Czech Republic: Work permit with a non-dual employee card or an intra-company employee transfer card?

Are you planning on hiring employees from a foreign branch and looking for the best way to do it in terms of immigration? Since the new Amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic became effective in 2017, employers can decide between a combination of a work permit together with a non-dual employee card and an intra-company employee transfer card, which has been introduced by the Amendment. In our article, we summarise the options these two alternatives bring about and which one to choose in specific cases. 

24. 2. 2021

Brexit from the perspective of immigration

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the UK) left the European Union under the terms of the so-called Withdrawal Agreement, which entered into force on 1 February 2020. It states that UK citizens currently residing in the Czech Republic will retain, under meeting certain conditions, their rights in the field of residence, access to the labour market and social security until the end of their lives. 

21. 1. 2021