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Green Cards for Foreigners in the Czech Republic

The green card is a permit for long-term residence for employment purposes in the Czech Republic under special circumstances. A foreigner who has a green card issued for a specific job is entitled to reside in the Czech Republic and work in a job for which the green card was issued.

What is the green card?

The green card is a permit for long-term residence for employment purposes in the Czech Republic under special circumstances. A foreigner who has a green card issued for a specific job is entitled to:

  • reside in the Czech Republic and
  • work in a job for which the green card was issued.

The green card combines the residence permit and the work permit in one document.

The green card is issued:

type A: for qualified workers with university education and key personnel
type B: for workers in jobs with a minimum educational requirement
type C: for other workers

The validity of the green card is for 2-3 years. For green card types A and B it is possible to extend their validity under certain circumstances for up to 3 years.

Detailed information may be found at http://portal.mpsv.cz/sz/zahr_zam/zelka/ciz.