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Schengen visa for the purpose of employment

Schengen (short-stay) visa for the purpose of employment or other profit-generating activity

Visa Application Requirements:

  • application form
  • travel document
  • photo
  • biometric features – fingerprints
  • fee 
  • supporting documents proving
    • purpose of journey (work permit issued by the Czech Labor Office and work contract, contract with a cultural or sport institution – when an exception according to § 98 of Act No. 435/2014 Coll., on Employment, cannot be applied etc.)
    • accommodation 
    • financial means (for example bank statement, salary confirmation etc.)
    • intention to leave the territory of the Czech Republic / Schengen Area before the visa expiry (for example air plane/bus ticket reservation, proof of financial means for return trip, employment confirmation, real estate ownership confirmation, family relations confirmation etc.)
  • travel health insurance


Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)
  • Act No 326/1999 Coll., on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic and Amending Certain Acts (in Czech)
  • Act No 435/2014 Coll., on Employment

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