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Blue Card Application

You have to submit the application personally at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi. Previous booking of appointment is requested.

General information

An EU Blue Card is a new residential status designed for a long-term stay involving the performance of a highly skilled job (§ 42i of the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals). An EU Blue Card entitles a foreign national to stay and perform a job, i.e. the foreign national does not need a separate work permit.

Duly completed university education or higher vocational education, the duration of which was at least 3 years, is deemed to be a high level of skills.

The EU Blue Card database of vacancies is available at the website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

All information about blue cards you can find on the website of Ministry of Interior.

How to book an appointment

EU Blue Card application requirements are as follows:

  1. travel document,

  2. a document confirming that accommodation has been ensured for the period of stay in the Czech Republic,

  3. 1 photo,

  4. a contract of employment for the performance of a job requiring a high level of skills for a term of at least one year and for the weekly working hours defined by law; the contract must also contain the amount of the agreed gross monthly or annual salary equal to at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary stated in an announcement of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA),

  5. documents confirming the high level of skills (documents on attained education) – in justified cases, particularly if reasonable doubt exists as to whether you have the required education or whether your education is appropriate for the nature of employment, an administrative autority will request to prove and submit a document certifying that your foreign education has been recognised by the relevant authority of the CR,

  6. if it is a case of a regulated job, then a document confirming the compliance with the conditions for performing such a job is required (Note: The Ministry will make a decision on the EU Blue Card after the relevant recognition authority issues its opinion statement.),

  7. if prior to filing for a Blue Card in the CR you were residing in the CR  as a holder of a Blue Card issued by another EU member state, you are obliged to present proof of the total monthly income of your family (in case of family unification),

  8. prior to receiving a long-term visa for the purpose of receiving a long-term residence permit – Blue Card, you are obliged to present proof of travel medical insurance for the period from entering the CR until the day you fall under public health insurance, and, at the same time, proof of having paid the insurance fee stated on the proof of travel medical insurance.

  9. a document similar to an extract from the Penal Register record - Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi kindly requires all applicants to submit an extract from the Penal Register record issued by the state of which the foreign national is a citizen and also by the states in which the foreign national has had continuous residence for over 6 months in the last 3 years. The extract from the Penal Register record may be replaced by an affidavit, if the given state does not issue such a document. The obligation to submit an extract from the Penal Register record does not relate to a foreign national under 15 years old.

  10. application fee (in cash only)

Upon request, you are also required to attach the document proving the fulfilment of conditions set out in the measure of Ministry of Health on prevention of the spread of infectious illnesses (Medical report).

You have to always submit originals or official copies of the documents. Travel document, document confirming the purpose of stay shall be submitted in original. Certified copy is not sufficient for this purpose.

All documents submitted in a foreign language must be in original and with an officially certified translation into the Czech language (Embassy of the Czech Republic provides attestation of the translation). The required documents to be submitted with the application cannot be older than 180 days, except for the foreign national's travel document and photograph if it corresponds to his/her true and actual appearance.

Foreign public documents must be supported by a higher verification (Apostille, superlegalisation). Superlegalisation is provided by the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Processing time of Blue Card application

The Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals (pdf, 1.4 MB) provides a period of 90 days from the date of application inside the CR, during which the Ministry of Interior is to decide on your application. If proceedings are interrupted, the period for issuing a decision does not run. This period does not run or is extended also in other cases stipulated by law.

More information you can find on the webpage of Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic.