Czech Republic

With unemployment down, the demand for qualified labour is up

Unemployment in the Czech Republic has hit its lowest ever level. According to analysts, this trend is expected to continue. On the other hand, the number of vacancies has increased, also as a result of seasonal work. Figures from the Eurostat agency show that the Czech Republic has the lowest unemployment rate in the whole of the European Union.

Does your company also experience a lack of qualified workers? Have you decided to find the labour force from outside the EU? Or do you need to temporarily post third-country specialists and managers within your company to a branch in the Czech Republic?

The residence of foreign nationals in the Czech Republic is governed by Act No. 326/1999 Sb., on the Residence of Aliens in the Czech Republic and Amendments to Certain Acts, as amended (“Aliens and Immigration Act”). The current wording of the Aliens and Immigration Act as well as related amendments are available at the website of the Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Interior. Further, work permits and the employment of foreign nationals are also regulated by Act No. 435/2004 Sb., on Employment.

Our Trust Services team provides advice on visas and can offer you support in dealing with all types of work permits for third-country nationals, such as employee card, blue card, intra-company employee transfer card and any other related services. We specialise mainly in North and South America locations. Our visa advice includes support for including your company in the Ukraine Project that is intended for highly qualified employees

Do you already have third-country specialists allocated in your company and wish to temporarily post them to work in an organisation in the Czech Republic? We will be pleased to provide you with support in the Fast Track! Project. This is an accelerated procedure for internally transferred employees to make the entry and employment of qualified foreigners more effective and simplified. The project is organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade jointly with the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The project is intended for companies that have been operating in the Czech Republic for at least two years. Other terms and complete information about of the Fast Track project are available at the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (in Czech only).

We will be pleased to assist and advise you on all issues related to the employment of foreign nationals. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time.