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If the application is successful, you shall obtain a long-term residence permit valid for at least one year and renewable, if your sponsor holds a long-term residence permit.
The duration of your residence permit will be equal to your sponsor's permit if he/she has an EU long-term resident status.
You obtain a two-year residence permit, renewable for a period of five years, if your sponsor holds a permanent residence permit.
Grounds for refusal include threats to national security, public order or public health.
To obtain a visa for the purpose of collecting a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification, you shall show proof of travel medical insurance.
When first arriving, you must report your place of residence to the Foreign Police within three working days of your arrival to the Czech Republic by filling out a registration card, presenting your travel document and proof of travel medical insurance. You may also do so at the Ministry of the Interior office where you shall complete your duties as to biometric data.
If you meet the conditions to be issued a long-term residence permit, you are obliged to appear in person at the relevant Ministry of the Interior office to provide your (biometric) data.
You are obliged to collect the long-residence permit within the time limit set by the Ministry of the Interior, however, at latest 60 days after the acquisition of your biometric data.
Permanent residence status may be granted after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic.
You shall provide:
Applications for permanent residence permits shall be filed at the relevant offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
More on permanent residence permits
A status of the EU long-term resident may be granted after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic, provided that you have not seriously disturbed public order or threatened public security of the Czech Republic or any other EU country.
Sufficient financial resources must be proven.
This status is generally granted simultaneously with a permanent residence permit, but may be granted at a later stage as well.
Applications for a status of a long-term resident shall be filed at the relevant offices of the Ministry of the Interior.
More on this status and the required documents
Embassies or consulates in countries of origin
Department for Migration and Asylum Policy of the Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Labour Office of the Czech Republic (CZ)
Czech Business Web Portal
Last Update: 26/11/2015 |