Visitors to the Czech Republic are divided in 2 categories, those
who are here for a short time and those who will stay in the country
for a longer time, perhaps even permanently. If you earn money while you stay
in the Czech Republic, you will automatically be excluded from the first
category. How long you are allowed to stay in the country as a tourist,
depends on the agreements between your home land and the Czech Republic.
The Danes can stay in the country for up to 6 months without visa. Officially you
are obliged to register at the local police station within five
days, if your stay lasts longer than 30 days. If you live in a hotel the
registration will happen automatically.
The application for the work permit is given to the labour office of the area by the employer company or you personally. It will take about 3 weeks for the work permit to come through and then it will be possible apply for a long term residency which can take up to 6 months.
To apply for a residence permit you will have to go the office for foreign
residence permit, at Olsanská 2, Prague 3. If you
want to register as a tourist, go to office no. 1. The application forms
can only be found on Czech, but it is possible to find policemen, who can
communicate in English. Another possibility is to apply for residence permit
at the Czech Embassy in Denmark, but the work permit must be applied for
To apply for residence permit following papers must be brought along.
An application form, filled out in Czech.
Photos, 3 pieces, passport size.
Your criminal pass registration from the Czech Republic can be obtained:
Nám. Hrdinu 1300, Prague 4.
Documents, which prove your accommodation is in the Czech Republic.
It can be lease contract on a house, apartment, stay at friends, or ownership
papers of house or apartment. If you live in a hotel or in a dormitory
you need an a official printout from this place.
Proof of work. Work permit, trade licences or documents, which prove
that you are able to provide for yourself, after you have received a residence
All documents can only be maximum 180 days old. All letters, graduation
papers and other documents must be signed by a notary.
The charge is 1.000 Kc to obtain the residence permit, which must
be paid by obtaining a stamp, which can be bought at the office for foreigners
at the police. The residence permit is valid 1 year, and the renewal must
occur at least 2 weeks before expiry date, where as you have to go through
the whole procedure again. A good advice: Avoid the police office Mondays
and Fridays as there is big risk of queues.