What an employee card gives?
A foreign national who has an employee card is entitled to reside in the territory of the country, to work in the job for which the employee card was issued, to work in the job for which the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy granted consent. An employee card replaces the visa for a stay of over 90 days for the purpose of employment, a long-term residence permit for the purpose of employment and a Green Card, which will no longer be issued. Blue Cards will continue to be issued. It is a plastic card with biometric features.
Who can get an employee card?
The deadline for making a decision on an application for an employee card is 60 days or 90 days in especially complicated cases. The card is intended for foreign nationals from all the countries around the world but not for the EU citizens and their family members who are citizens of other states.
With regard to professional qualifications, an employee card is intended for all types of employment regardless of the level of required professional qualifications. However, the job vacancy for which an application for an employee card can be filed must come from the central register of job vacancies that can be filled by holders of employee cards.
An employee card always relates to the specific job for which it was issued. The card is of a dual nature in the sense that it entitles the foreign national to both reside in the territory of the Czech Republic and be employed at the same time without having to make the person to make applications in two places.