Invitation to the Seminar Employment of Foreigners Outside the EU, April 26, 2007 in Brno

he Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic
and the IOM International Organization for Migration cordially invite you to a seminar




The seminar is intended for human resources, managers and others interested in the issue of employing foreigners. The aim is to provide a comprehensive view of the employment of foreigners from outside the EU. Participants will be acquainted with the current legislative and practical aspects of employing foreigners (work permits, visas, etc.), with the government project “Selection of qualified foreign workers” ( ) and with the specialized web application 

Brief program: Employment of foreigners from non-EU countries in the Czech Republic – Current legislative entrenchment – Employment permit and permit to recruit employees from abroad – Employer’s procedure in employing foreigners – Employment of foreigners in terms of residence titles, visa issues – Visas for employment – Pilot project “Selection of qualified foreign workers” – Development of Czech immigration legislation in the context of the EU.

Date: April 26, 2007 from 9.30 am attendance, 10.00 – 15.00 seminar

Venue: Meeting room of the Brno City Council, at the New Town Hall in Brno (1st floor), Dominikánské náměstí 1, Brno


Marie Wichterlová: 


  • Introduction (10.00 – 10.15)PaedDr. Lucie Sládková , Director of the IOM International Organization for Migration Prague, moderator of the seminarDevelopment of Czech immigration legislation in the context of the EU
  • The role of labor offices in the access of foreigners to the labor market (10.15 – 10.45)Mgr. Ivana Ondráková , Head of the Labor Market Department, Labor Office Brno – město
    Ing. Evženie Černá , Head of Foreign Employment Reform, Labor Office Brno – městoThe role of the labor office in the access of foreigners to the labor market, the procedure for granting work permits to foreignersShort discussion
  • Coffee break (10.50 – 11.00)
  • Pilot project Selection of qualified foreign workers, application (11.00 – 11.40)Mgr. Zdena Caisová, MBA , Department of Migration and Integration of Foreigners of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech RepublicIntroduction of the pilot project, its benefits for foreigners and employers. Detailed introduction of a new version of the Internet application for finding foreign workersShort discussion
  • Lunch break (11.45 – 12.15)
  • Visa and consular rules and practices, document verification (12.20 – 13.15)JUDr. Dana Denková – Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech RepublicRules and practices in issuing short-term and long-term visas, visas for employment, superlegalization of documentsShort discussionBc. Hynek Vafek – Deputy Head of the Alien Police Brno CityPractical information resulting from amendments to the Aliens Act, employment of foreigners within residence titles, visa for the purpose of employment, extension in the territory, changes of the purpose of residence, institute of permanent residence, assignment of birth numbers

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