Work permit in the Czech Republic for foreign citizens
Czech labor law
Work permit in the Czech Republic for foreigners. Foreigners who legally reside in the Czech Republic have the right to work and freely change their place of work in the Czech Republic, if they are subject to paragraphs 98 and 98a of the Czech Labor Law
Zakon č. 435/2004 Sb.: https://www.zakonyprolidi.cz/cs/2004-435
Foreigners can work in the Czech Republic:
- who have permanent residence in the Czech Republic (point a).
- students of Czech universities can work in the Czech Republic without permission (full-time study point j),
- foreigners who have graduated from a university (item o).
In other cases, you need to obtain a work permit in the Czech Republic. At the same time, this work permit in the Czech Republic is valid only for a specific vacancy with a specific employer.
How to get a work permit in Prague
- Being legally in the Czech Republic and submit documents to the local Employment Department.
- Be a highly qualified specialist and have a higher education. It is necessary to conclude an employment contract with a Czech employer, and become the owner of a blue card in the Czech Republic by submitting documents to the Embassy.
- Be a different specialist or worker. It is necessary to conclude an employment contract with a Czech employer, and become the owner of a labor card by submitting documents to the Czech Embassy.
The blue and labor card in the Czech Republic is a special type of permit that combines:
- permission to legally stay in the Czech Republic
- work permit in the Czech Republic
At the end of the employment relationship for which the employment card was issued, the employee card holder has the opportunity to find a new job within 60 days of the termination of the employment relationship and request approval for a change of employer no later than this period . Otherwise, the employee card expires.
Who cannot obtain a work permit in the Czech Republic
It should be noted that there are categories of persons who cannot obtain a work permit in the Czech Republic (paragraph 100), namely:
a) a migrant in the Czech Republic for political reasons who stays less than 6 months from the date of filing an application for international protection
b) who does not fulfill any of the conditions established by law for issuing a work permit in the Czech Republic
c) the migrant’s documents in the Czech Republic were obtained fraudulently, falsified, altered or distorted
d) the employer was fined for illegal employment of foreigners in the Czech Republic, and less than 4 months have elapsed from the date of the fine
e) an employer in the Czech Republic was fined for 3 months before applying for a work permit in the amount of a fine exceeding 50,000 czk for violation of the law
f) an employer in the Czech Republic has been declared bankrupt.
Part-time work and work for students in the Czech Republic
Jobs for students in the Czech Republic are posted on the following Internet sites:
student.cz e-brigady.cz super-brigady.cz brigady.vzdelani.cz indexnoslus.cz
If you are a Czech student of the last courses, then look for a part-time job in Prague in your future specialty. A student visa allows you to work full-time, besides, employers in the Czech Republic often make concessions in the schedule because of your studies.
The following sites will be useful for finding work in the Czech Republic and open positions:
profesia.cz superkariera.cz ikariera.cz jobs.cz jobhunter.cz fio.jobs.cz 420on.cz prace.cz
- Tax refund Vrácení přeplatku
- Accommodation Ubytování
- Health insurance Zdravotní pojištění
- Social insurance Sociální pojištění
- Employer Zaměstnavatel
- Employee Zaměstnanec
- Gross income Hrubý příjem
- Permanent address Adresa trvalého bydliště
- Mailing address Korespondeční adresa
- Proof of identity Doklad totožnosti