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Increased Capacity to Accept Employee Card Applications and Change of Rules in Territorial Competence at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov

 

 

As of August 1, 2016, capacity of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov to accept long-term residency permit applications has increased. The increased capacity will serve primarily towards collecting a higher number of applications for Employee Cards from qualified workers in Ukraine. A special regime, approved by the Government of the Czech Republic on July 28, 2016, applies.

The Czech Republic registers a long-term high interest of Czech employers to employ workers from Ukraine, as well as a long-term high interest of Ukrainian citizens to work in the Czech Republic. The special regime allows submission of Employee Card applications at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov  without prior registration in the VISAPOINT system – based on availability at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov – by applicants, whose employer has qualified for inclusion in the special regime.    

Employers apply for inclusion in the special regime with one of these guarantors:

The main guarantor is the Ministry of Industry and Trade – refer to its web pages for detailed information (in Czech).

Applications are processed within the legal processing time, provided legal obligations are met. There is no legal claim for inclusion in the special regime.  

Change of Rules in Territorial Competence

Since the consular section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev cannot increase its capacity in a similar way for reasons of insufficient space, the following rules in territorial competence apply as of August 1, 2016:

Employee Card applicants residing in the consular area of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev can submit their applications at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lvov regardless of their place of residence in Ukraine. This applies also to family members of these applicants.

Employee Card applicants residing in the consular area of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kiev can continue to submit their applications at its consular section.

Existing rules of territorial competence continue to apply to applicants for all other types of long-term residence permits (such as family unification, study, entrepreneurship, research, blue card etc.), i.e. these applicants continue to submit their applications in Kiev or in Lvov according to their residence in Ukraine.

 

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