Legally residing and working in the Czech Republic is only possible if the foreigner has received a work permit, an employment card, or a Blue Card.Work permit
A work permit can only be obtained with a valid residence permit or if you hold an employment card or Blue Card that allows you to stay for a longer term in the Czech Republic. A foreigner who wants to be employed in the Czech Republic can apply for a work permit, which is issued: ·
for seasonal work; ·
for holders of a long-term residence permit for the purposes of business or investing; ·
for employment for a limited period of time in order to increase skill level or qualifications (internship); ·
for short-term employment up to three months, and others.
A foreigner can apply for a work permit at the regional labour office
. The standard procedure is to apply for a work permit in writing before arrival to the Czech Republic. A foreigner can be represented by their employer in dealing with the labour office. The regional branch of the labour office in the district where the foreigner will perform the job is responsible for issuing the work permit.
The necessary applications can also be found and filled in directly on this website
Before arriving in the Czech Republic, the foreigner must have a residence permit, which can also be secured with an employment card or Blue Card. The application for a residence permit, employment card, or Blue Card should be submitted to the Czech Embassy in Minsk
The regional labour office may extend the validity of a work permit upon the foreigner's request, even repeatedly, but always for a maximum period of two years. For seasonal employment, a work permit is issued for maximum of six months in a period of 12 months. You can apply for an extension of the validity of your work permit to the relevant regional branch of the labour office. You should do it not earlier than three months and not later than 30 days before the current work permit expires.