If your application is approved (if you have met the conditions for issue of an employee card), the Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior/embassy where you made the application will contact you.
If you cannot be present in the territory of the Czech Republic during the time when the decision on your application (which was made in the territory of the Czech Republic) is expected to be announced, you must notify the appropriate Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior office.
If you applied for an employee card abroad and your application has been approved (if you have met the conditions for issue of an employee card), the embassy, upon instruction from the Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior, will issue a visa for a stay of over 90 days for the purpose of collecting an employee card (D/VR) to you. Before the visa is validated, you will be requested to present a travel medical insurance document for the period from the date of your entry into the territory of the Czech Republic to the date when your public medical insurance in the Czech Republic will become effective.
Upon arrival to the Czech Republic, you must visit an office of the Ministry of the Interior in order to comply with your address registration obligation and provide biometric data necessary for production of your employee card. The embassy will give you the address of the office where you should go.
If you have applied for an employee card in the territory of the Czech Republic, you are also obliged to report in person to the Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior in order to process the data necessary for your employee card (including acquisition of your biometric data). Failure to report to the Ministry of the Interior after arriving in the Czech Republic within the set deadline or failure to report to the Ministry of the Interior at its request, if the application was made in the territory of the Czech Republic, will be a reason to discontinue proceedings on the application.
Immediately after acquisition of your biometric data, a “Certificate of compliance with conditions for issue of an employee card” will be issued to you. With this certificate, you can be hired for employment from the date of issue of the certificate until the date of completion of the proceedings on the application (issuing of the biometric card). Therefore, this certificate is very important, particularly if a foreign national does not hold an employment permit or does not have free access to the labour market.
Within the set deadline, but no later than 60 days after acquisition of your biometric data, you must appear in person at the office of the Czech Republic Ministry of the Interior in order to collect your employee card and verify of the unique link between you and the issued card, verify of your identity (or rather, the accuracy of the personal data stored on the card) and the functionality of the data carrier containing the biometric data. Failure to collect the residence permit card constitutes a reason for discontinuation of the proceedings on the application.
An employee card is most often issued for the duration of the employer-employee relationship but not for more than 2 years, with the option of repeated extension of validity. If a job is performed on an employment permit, an employee card may be issued to a foreign national for the validity of the employment permit.
During your stay in the Czech Republic, do not forget to report any changes in your personal details that may occur.