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Introduction of quotas for accepting applications for employee cards and long-term visas for the purpose of enterpreneurship to the Czech Republic

The Government of the Czech Republic introduced quotas for accepting applications for employee cards and long term visas for the purpose of enterpreneurship.

With effect from 1 September 2019, the Government of the Czech Republic decided to introduce quotas for accepting applications for employee cards and long-term visas for the purpose enterpreneurship in order to secure labour force for the Czech labour market and the related concept of targeted economic migration (Government Regulation No. 220/2019 Coll. of 26 August 2019).

The main objective of the concept of targeted economic migration is to strengthen the inflow of skilled labour from selected countries to the Czech Republic.

For the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Abuja, an annual quota of 60 applications for employee cards and 12 applications for long-term visas for business purposes was set.

Both quotas cannot exceed, the Embassy may not accept more applications than stipulated by government decree.

Both quotas will be evenly distributed over 12 months. The method of ordering deadlines for applications will be published on the website of the Embassy.