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Immigration support for hiring expats in Czech Republic via PEO

Global expansion is often linked with foreign hiring. This may require knowing the labor code of a foreign country, in-country incorporation peculiarities or immigration procedure in case of expats hiring.
If you are already hiring or planning to onboard expatriates for your international projects in Czech Republic, there is a range of things that you need to consider:

  • HR compliance
  • How to get a work permit or visa so that foreigners are eligible to work in Czech Republic
  • Timelines to get a permit or visa
  • How to payroll expats after the permits have been received
  • Whether it makes sense to open and keep your own business entity to employ expats directly

A global PEO or Employer of Record solution with immigration support might be a viable alternative to direct hiring of expats on your own company in Czech Republic. This solution gives companies freedom from the need to keep the entity in the country while employing expats in full compliance with Czech Republic labor legislation. Immigration support is part of a PEO service that precedes the employment. As a PEO service provider, Acumen International can sponsor a work permit and then employ an expat in Czech Republic on the client’s behalf.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Czech Republic, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for employer companies that want to transfer selected expats to Czech Republic or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country. The service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel and willing to retain them by offering employee status and providing employee benefits.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit and employment of expats in Czech Republic. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Focus on your primary business goals and let us take care of the work permit and immigration in Czech Republic for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Czech Republic, allowing to payroll and manage expats with full legal compliance without a legal entity
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Solution for global mobility of expats in Czech Republic

Acumen International will guide you through a grueling immigration procedure and will help you immediately onboard and payroll expats after they have received a work permit or visa. Use our global mobility and PEO solution to staff any international assignments in Czech Republic without the pitfalls and financial risks associated with hiring expatriate personnel there.

With our expertise in expats immigration and employment, we offer a comprehensive solution to ensure that your international employees get their work permits within the standard duration of the immigration service in Czech Republic. Learn more about the timelines requirements for getting a work permit in Czech Republic below.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Czech Republic takes from 5 to 9 months until entry to Czech Republic, and a further 2 weeks to 2 months before the whole process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Czech Republic

  1. Labour Market Search
  2. Blue Card Application
  3. Long term Visa (Type D) Application
  4. Entry to Czech Republic
  5. Residence Card Application & Biometric Data Submission
  6. Registration with Labour Office

Documents for work permit in Czech Republic, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
2 Passport Photographs 3.5cm x 4.5cm 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in colour, with a white background. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. Two originals
Proof of Medical Insurance One original
Highest Educational Certificate with Legallisation Legalised or Apostilled for use in the Czech Republic and then translated in the Czech Republic by a translator registered with the Czech court. The labour office can further ask that the degree certificate be subjected to nostrification – i.e. compared to Czech qualifications by the Czech authorities and recognised. This process can take several months but may only be requested by the labour office if they have reasonable doubts about the authenticity of the degree certificate. One legalized original; one certified and translated copy
Lease Agreement or Landlord Statement Notarised copy of a lease agreement or notarised landlord statement with an extract from the Registry of Deeds. One notarized copy; one clear copy
Police Clearance Certificate Legalised or Apostilled for use in the Czech Republic and then translated in the Czech Republic by a translator registered with the Czech court. Police clearances are required for the principal applicant and dependent spouse, plus children aged 15 or over, from country of origin plus all countries in which the applicant has resided/stayed for any period of over six months over the course of the last three years. Should have been issued within the last 180 days. For US nationals an affidavit (signed at the Czech consulate when handing in the application) can be used instead of the FBI report. One certified and translated copy; one legalized original
Visa Application Form Available from the Czech consulate or Embassy. One original
Evidence of Financial Means Evidence that the applicant can financially support themselves plus any family members – e.g. applicant’s bank statement showing credit balance; copy of an international credit or debit card. One clear copy
Valid Passport One original
Registration Application Form One original
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure Passport must have been issued within the last ten years. One clear copy

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Czech Republic without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Czech Republic.

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