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Long-stay Residence Permit

Long-stay residence permit is issued to applicants who plan to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for more than 3 months for the purpose of 1. studies, 2. scientific research, 3. employment (employee card, blue card) or 4. family reunification. Special categories of applicants are residents in other EU member states and family members of EU citizens. The long-stay residence permit allows its holder to visit and stay in other countries of the Schengen area for maximum 90 days within any 180-day period.
 

Long-stay Visa vs. Residence Permit

Both the long-stay visa and the long-stay residence permit are issued when the stay on the territory of the Czech Republic is expected to exceed 3 months. In general, the long-stay visa is primarily intended for persons who expect to stay in the… more ►

General information on long-stay residence permits

Employee card application - Employment

Employee card is a type of long-stay residence permit entitling its holder to stay in the territory of the Czech Republic for a period exceeding 3 months for the purpose of employment. more ►

Long-stay Residence Permit application - Study

Long-stay residence permit is issued to students of accredited study programmes at Czech higher education institutions. more ►

Temporary residence - EU citizen family members

The application needs to be lodged at any office of the Ministry of Interior in the Czech Republic, within 3 months of entering the country. The application is processed within 60 days. more ►