What does the project offer?
In the modern world everything is moving. Millions of people leave their home countries and seek better use in other countries. The demand is especially for qualified professionals who apply their knowledge and experience all over the world. An increasing number of them come and stay permanently in the Czech Republic, a country with high quality of life and a good potential for further development.
The Pilot Project “Selection of Qualified Foreign Workers” is a dynamically developing component of Czech active migration policy. It supports the advent of foreign specialists with their families to the Czech Republic, gives them the possibility of obtaining a permanent residence in a considerably shorter time than others and creates the conditions for their quick and successful integration into society without requiring them to renounce their cultures, Language.
Why the Czech Republic at all?
The Czech Republic is a developed democratic market economy country, a member of the European Union, NATO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The level of living in the Czech Republic is high, with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 2005 ranked 31st out of 177 countries around the world. The Czech society is not a xenophobic society and appreciates anyone who earns their living properly.
Possibility of obtaining a permanent residence
The foreigner may apply for permanent residence after five years of continuous residence in the Czech Republic, according to the valid law.
However, the pilot project provides qualified experts with the possibility to apply for a permanent residence after two and a half years. Permanent residence will bring you a number of rights and opens up the possibility of joining fully in society. You will have access to all social benefits and benefits, you will be able to move freely on the Czech labor market, you will be able to buy or rent a property free of charge and you will get many other benefits and privileges.
The pilot project is aimed at supporting the arrival of qualified foreign workers. Life in the Czech Republic would not be complete without your closest ones. We count on and support the arrival of whole families. Immigration with your wife or husband and children is a matter of course!
Exceptional protection against loss of employment
An alien may stay in the Czech Republic only if the purpose of his / her stay lasts. If he is employed and loses his job in the Czech Republic, he also automatically loses his right of residence.
However, the pilot project gives a qualified foreign expert a 30-day protection period. If you lose your work for reasons of your will, you have thirty days to find a new job in cooperation with the employment offices and to stay in the Czech Republic.
Everything is free!
Entry to the project is free of charge, no administrative charges are levied. However, you have to count the costs of court translations or notarial verification of the documents necessary for submitting the application.
And, of course, a friendly approach!
The Czech Republic appreciates the foreign experts and tries to prepare them and their families to prepare suitable living conditions. Therefore, the Czech authorities and institutions should treat you as a participant in the pilot project in a supportive manner. In Prague, a specialized administrative workplace was set up for those interested in joining the project, where we are ready to answer questions and equip you with the necessary contacts to all the authorities.