EU Employees

Before arrival

Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland have the same legal status as Czech residents. No distinction is made between long-term and short-term stays, and there is no need to apply for any permit to work in the Czech Republic. It is only necessary to register the stay at the Foreign Police Department if the stay is intended to be longer than 30 days. If the stay in the Czech Republic will be longer than 3 months, it is advised to apply for a registration certificate (former temporary residence certificate). After 5 years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic, it is possible to apply for a permanent residence permit.

Long-term Visa for the Purpose of Family Reunification

Required documents: 

  • Document on the purpose of your stay (e.g. original of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, a document on guardianship, a document confirming the fact that the person is without any financial means, or the original or an officially certified copy of a document on a foreign national being solitary or his/her health status), 

  • Proof of accommodation, 


Upon request, you are further obliged to submit: 

  • document similar to an extract from the Penal Register record, issued by the state of which you are a citizen, as well as the states in which, in the last 3 years, you have resided continuously for a period longer than 6 months, or a signed affidavit in the event that this state does not issue such a document (not required from a foreign national under 15 years), 

  • document proving the fulfillment of conditions set out in the measure of the Ministry of Health on the prevention of the spread of infectious illnesses. 

Travel document, document confirming the purpose of stay, and registration documents (birth certificate, marriage certificate) shall be submitted in original. A certified copy is not sufficient for this purpose. 

If your application is approved, prior to affixing the visa, you are obliged to submit proof of medical travel insurance that corresponds to the specified conditions (not required if the foreign national is provided public health insurance, or if the costs for health care are covered on the basis of an international agreement, or if the foreign national can demonstrate that health care is covered in another manner), and, upon request, a document on paying the insurance presented in the proof of medical travel insurance. 

Long-term Residence Permit for the Purpose of Family Reunification

An application for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification can be filed by a foreign national who is the spouse, minor child, or adult-dependent child of a foreign national in possession of a long-term or permanent residence permit. 

Required documents: 

  • documentary evidence of the family relationship (if this concerns an application for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification with a person who has been granted asylum, the family relationship can be proven in another credible manner if submission of such a document is not possible), 

  • Parental consent or consent of any other statutory representatives or guardians with the residence of a child in the Czech Republic; parental consent, consent of other statutory representative or guardian is not required, if it is the parent, statutory representative, or guardian who submitted the application for child or with whom the child together resides in the Czech Republic, and if the foreigner demonstrates, that he is unable to submit this agreement due to reasons beyond his/her control or if the child resides in the Czech Republic pursuant long-term visa or long-term resident permit for other purpose; 

  • Proof of finance - a document proving that the aggregate monthly household income of the family after its reunification will not be lower than the sum of: 

a) the amount of the subsistence minimums of all family members and,  

b) the highest amount of normative costs for housing, which the foreign national can credibly prove as an amount of reasonably justified costs for the accommodation of the family,  

c) a foreigner is on request obliged to submit the declaration of release obligation of secrecy of the Tax Office, in full range of data, in purpose of verification aggregate monthly income of the family; if a foreigner submitted the document to the request of income of the family member, they are on request also obliged to submit its declaration of release obligation of secrecy. 

  • a foreign national who has resided as a family member of a holder of an EU Blue Card in another EU Member State is further obliged to submit a document or a residence permit that was granted to him/her as a family member of a holder of an EU Blue Card by another EU Member State, 

  • Document proving the fulfillment of conditions set out in the measure of the Ministry of Health on the prevention of the spread of infectious illnesses (Medical report). 

  • filled-in application form 

The requirements for the application shall not be older than 180 days except for the travel document, birth certificate, marriage certificate, and the photograph of the foreign national if it corresponds to his/her actual appearance. 

In the event of a positive processing of an application filed at an embassy, you are obliged to submit a document on travel medical insurance, valid from the time of entering the Czech Republic until you are covered by public health insurance; and, at the same time, upon request, submit a document on having paid the insurance premium. A long-term visa for the purpose of receiving a long-term residency permit can be issued by the embassy if you have a general visa requirement to enter the EU. If the application is filed inside the Czech Republic, submit these requirements right away. 

The time limit for issuing a decision on an application for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification with a scientific researcher is 60 days. 

Upon arrival

If you are a new employee of Palacký University you have certain obligations towards local authorities as well as towards the university as an employer.

Registering after arrival

If the citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland intend to stay in the Czech Republic for over 30 days and if their accommodation provider does not submit the registration forms on their behalf, they have to report to the Foreign Police (in Czech: Cizinecká policie) in Olomouc within 30 days of arrival to the Czech Republic. EU citizens need to fill in a short personal questionnaire and submit the necessary documents: passport, employment contract, and accommodation contract.

It is obligatory to report/announce every change of personal details - surname, marital status, passport details, address, etc. within 15 business days.

It is recommended to request a registration certificate (temporary residence permit) at the Department of Asylum and Migration Police of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (in Czech: Oddělení azylové a migrační politiky Ministerstva vnitra ČR, hereinafter “OAMP MV ČR”) if you are planning to stay for longer than 12 months.

Adaptation integration course

Every foreign national who was issued a long-term residence permit in the Czech Republic is obliged to take the adaptation and integration course within one year of the date of collecting their residence permit.

A foreigner with an approved long-term residence permit is allocated an identity number (rodné číslo). EU nationals are allocated an identity number when applying for a registration certificate. An identity number can be requested by Czech authorities e.g. when applying for a mortgage, registering a car, etc.

Addresses for registering:

For arrival registration, if you live in private accommodation inform the foreign police:

Address Smetanova 14, 779 00 Olomouc
Office Hours Monday and Wednesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Telephone +420 974 761 829

For arrival registration for employees who got the residence permit please:

Write an e-mail at

Subject e-mail: first entry in CZE
Please specify your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, faculty, and date of arrival.
You will be given an appointment for biometrics. For communication, use your school e-mail (UPOL) account!

For registration, bring your national identity card or a passport (and visa) and your travel health insurance contract and confirmation of its payment to the address above (EU students bring their national health insurance card).

During residency

Extending a long-term residence permit

It is always necessary to check the validity of your long-term residence permit. If the validity of your permit card is to expire soon, you should extend it at the OAMP MV ČR. It is necessary to submit an application for an extension of the long-term residence permit 120 days before the end of the validity of the existing long-term residence permit or the long-term visa and at the latest day of the validity of the visa or the residence permit.

If you want to extend your stay in the Czech Republic, you have two options.

    Contact  or call personally the infoline of the MOI at +420 974 801 801 to arrange an appointment at the OAMP in Přerov. 
  2. BY POST:

This is only possible for the extension of your current long-term residence permit without any changes.

Send complete documentation in registered mail, including the sale of revenue stamps, and a copy of your passport. By submitting your application, your obligation is fulfilled and your stay in the Czech Republic is legal. Five days afterward, write an e-mail to, stating your name, surname, and date of birth and asking them to communicate the reference number of your application. This number will allow you to track your application online.

Address for sending the documents:

Ministerstvo vnitra ČR - Odbor azylové a migrační politiky 

Address U Výstaviště 3183/18, 750 02 Přerov
Office Hours Monday and Wednesday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 AM to 12 PM
Friday: Upon the Invitation
Telephone +420 974 801 801

Extending the long-term residence permit for the purpose of scientific research

a) Check whether your employment contract will be prolonged.

b) Required Documents:

  1. Hosting agreement (original in Czech)
  2. Written commitment to cover the costs (original in Czech)
  3. Filled-in and signed application form (the green one)
  4. The sale of revenue stamps in the value of 2500 CZK
  5. Accommodation agreement (officially verified copy of the Czech original, may be done at the post office) 
  6. copy of all the pages in your passport with records

Extension of the long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification

It is always necessary to check the validity of your long-term residence permit (family reunification). If the validity of your permit card is to expire soon, you should extend it at the OAMP MV ČR.

Required documents:

  1. Stamps (kolky) in the value of 2 500,- CZK, child 1000,- CZK 

  1. Accommodation Agreement (officially verified copy i.e. from the post office of the Czech original, NOT APPENDIX) 

  2. Filled in application form

  3. Documents proving the monthly income 

  4. Document of medical insurance 

  1. Passport copy of all the pages with some record 

Bridging label

If your application is currently being processed but you need to travel to or from the EU/EEA or Schengen areas, it is necessary to obtain a bridging label that grants permission for such travel.

To obtain a Bridging label, go to OAMP in Přerov (U Výstaviště 3183/18, 750 02 Přerov) during opening hours, knock at the door "Informace" (Information), and ask for a Bridging label. We recommend you go there during the morning hours as they can only print a limited amount of Bridging labels per day.

Leaving the country

If you finish your research or decide to end your employment contract and leave the Czech Republic, there are certain actions you should undertake.


All foreign nationals are obliged to:

  • close your bank account
  • terminate your lease contract
  • return the employee card and health insurance card to the HR department
  • return your long-term residence card – send it to the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy Olomouc by post
  • deregister from the register of payers of the waste collection fee, etc.

When leaving your job, you will get:

  • Confirmation of participation in the pension system
  • Employment certificate

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