Visa support

The residency of foreigners in the Czech Republic is governed by Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the Residency of Foreigners in the Czech Republic and on the Amendment of Certain Acts, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Foreigners Act”). The current wording of the Foreigners Act and related amendments can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

The residency of foreigners in the Czech Republic is further governed by EU/EC regulations. In the visa area, this primarily involves Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Code on Visas (hereinafter referred to as the “Visa Code”) and Council Regulation (EC) No. 539/2001 of the Council (as amended) listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of a visa when crossing the external borders and the third countries whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.

All regulations of the Schengen acquis have been in force in the Czech Republic since 21 December 2007 – the Czech Republic has been part of the Schengen area since that date.

More information is available on the websites of the relevant ministries: and


Visa support from the AfterCare department

  • General consultation on the Czech Republic’s visa process, provision of useful links, references to relevant bodies and processes
  • Recommendation of specialised agencies that deal with visa issues daily (= AFI members)
  • General consultation on visa projects aimed at accelerating the process (Welcome Package, Ukraine Project, Fast Track, Ukraine System)
  • Administration of the Welcome Package Project
  • Administration of the Ukraine System
  • Recommendation for inclusion in the Fast Track Project
  • Recommendation for inclusion in the Ukraine Project
  • Preparation of letters of support, letters of invitation and required recommendations for top management and statutory representatives of firms
  • Arrangement of preferential appointments for statutory representatives of companies and their family members
  • Arrangement of long-term stays for top management and statutory representatives of companies
  • Communication with institutions of the state administration regarding the visa process
  • Assurance of registration of foreigners with the Foreigners’ Police upon their arrival in the Czech Republic

    Note: CzechInvest is not able to provide comprehensive visa services in the full scope. We provide above-standard services to investors only in exceptional cases (for presidents, statutory representatives and top managers of companies). 

Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2017

Sector Databases