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Czech Republic

Entry visa requirements

A visa is not required for performing artists working not more than 7 consecutive days or a total of 30 days in a calendar year as by Czech law this is not considered gainful employment.

(confirmed to DCMS by the British Embassy in Prague).


Working fewer than 90 days?

Work permit not required for performing artists working not more than 7 consecutive days or a total of 30 days in a calendar year. (Czech law 435/2004, Section 98d)

Performing artists from the UK who travel to the territory of the Czech Republic to perform profit-making activities and their stay exceeds 7 consecutive days or a total of 30 days in a calendar year but is no longer than 90 days should apply for a Schengen visa for the cultural purpose or for the purpose of other (employment). Source

Working for more than 90 days?

Employee card is required – issued for specific job positions on a central vacancies database.

Blue card
for jobs requiring high qualifications – also issued for specific job positions.

An EU Blue Card is issued with a period of validity that is 3 months longer than the period of time for which the contract of employment was concluded, but the maximum period of validity is 2 years. A Blue Card can be renewed

Additional requirements

Further to the above -

For Employee cards:

  • Employment contract or letter of intent (must earn at least minimum wage and work 15 hours per week)
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Criminal record extract

For Blue cards:

  • Employment contract for at least 1 year (40 hours per week and salary 1.5 times the average yearly gross salary)
  • Degree certificates
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Criminal record extract

Documents must be submitted in Czech and may not be older than 180 days.

Cost

CZK 5000 (£170) for both employee cards and blue cards.

NB price in GBP is indicative and subject to change in line with exchange rates.

Contact details

Embassy of the Czech Republic in LondonWebsite
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QY

Tel: +44 (0) 7759 499327
[email protected]

[email protected]

Consulate General: Manchester
Honorary Consulates: Edinburgh (temporarily closed), Belfast

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The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.