A long-stay visa is issued for a stay of over 90 days (short stay) but not longer than 6 months. The purpose of issuing a long-stay visa is distinguished:
- Study – the application is submitted with an exchange stay. In other cases, such as primary and secondary education, apply for a permanent residence permit for study purposes.
- Employment – replaced by a so-called employee card since 2014. This permission can no longer be applied for because of moving to the Czech Republic.
- Family reunification
- Acceptance of a residence permit
- Cultural or sports
Note. Everything must be properly translated into the Czech language with a notarial verification.
What is an Employee Card?
An Employee Card is a new long-term residence permit. A foreigner who holds an employee card may stay in the Czech Republic. While working on a job in the company for which the employee card was issued. An employment card is the replacement of a long-term visa for employment.
Where to apply for a long-stay visa?
An application for renewal of the visa can be filed at the embassy office of the Czech Republic. Form – You can find a long-stay visa application here.
When to apply for a long-stay visa?
You can apply for a visa extension if the same purpose of your stay is still valid. You can apply 90 days at the earliest and 14 days before the expiry of the short stay period.
Application for long-term visa in the Czech Republic – necessary documents
- valid travel document (original),
- 2 photographs about the secured accommodation throughout the stay,
- a document confirming the purpose of the stay,
- confirmation of funds to stay in the territory.
You must submit further on request
- A document similar to that of the Criminal Records Registry issued by the state of which the alien is a citizen and the states in which he has been continuously for over 6 months in the last 3 years or the affidavit if the State does not issue such a document. (Not required from foreigners aged under 15),
- A medical report that you do not suffer from any serious illness (i.e., diseases in Decree No. 274/2004 Coll.)
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