What do you have to meet?
You can apply for the pilot project “Selection of qualified foreign workers” only if you meet the following basic requirements.
1. Permitted stay in the Czech Republic for the purpose of employment
If you are applying for inclusion in the pilot project, you must prove that you have a residence permit in the Czech Republic and submit:
- valid visa for a stay of more than 90 days for the purpose of employment with a marked validity period of at least six months (except for visas D / VC / 01/25 “self-employed person” and D / VC / 01/36 “executive manager – participation in a legal entity “)
- long-term residence permit for the purpose of employment (with the exception of L / NE / VC / 01/25 “self-employed person” and L / NE / VC / 01/36 “executive manager – participation in a legal entity”).
Other types of residence permits in the Czech Republic are not accepted when applying for a project.
Under no circumstances can you join the pilot project if you are an asylum seeker in the Czech Republic (refugees) or if you have already been granted asylum in the Czech Republic.
2. Work permit
The pilot project is open to you only if you have found a legal job in the Czech Republic and the locally competent labor office has issued you a work permit.
Detailed information can be found in the Employment section .
3. Education achieved
You must prove that you have successfully completed a secondary (secondary) education with a high school diploma.
This condition does not apply to foreign graduates of Czech secondary schools.
4. Work experience
When applying for a pilot project, you must provide a document confirming the completion of any full-time employment of at least six months.
This condition does not apply to foreign graduates of Czech high schools and universities.
You can apply for the pilot project only if you prove the nationality of Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro or Ukraine.
This condition does not apply to foreign graduates of Czech universities who completed their studies in 1995 or later, and to foreign graduates of Czech secondary schools who completed their studies in 2000 or later. The pilot project is open to foreign graduates from all over the world, with the exception of those who studied in the Czech Republic as part of development aid.
What do you not have to meet?
Entry into the pilot project is not limited by the upper age limit or the obligation to speak Czech or understand the Czech language (although it will certainly come in handy for your scoring). Furthermore, you do not have to be employed in a certain profession. In no case will the faith or religion you profess exclude you.
If you meet the above basic conditions (1-5), you can apply for the project. The points system will also tell you what your chances are.