Visa for a stay longer than 90 days for the purpose of seasonal employment
A visa for a stay longer than 90 days (a long-term visa) for the purpose of seasonal employment is intended for third countries citizens who want to have seasonal employment in the Czech Republic.
APPLYING FROM OUTSIDE THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Who can apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment?
You can apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment if you want to do a seasonal job in the Czech Republic for more than three months.
Seasonal employment is an activity depending on the season. According to the Decree of the Ministry of the Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic No.: 322/2017 Coll., as amended by the Decree No. 468/2022 Coll. it concerns:
- crop and animal production, gamekeeping and associated activities,
- forestry and logging,
- building construction,
- civil engineering,
- specialised construction activities,
- accommodation services,
- food services and hospitality industry,
- architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis,
- sports, entertainment and holiday services.
How long is this visa valid for?
For a maximum of 6 months.
What does this visa look like?
What obligations and restrictions does this visa mean?
You must fulfil the purpose of your stay for the whole duration of your visa. You must also follow the obligations for foreigners stipulated by law.
If you change your place of residence, you must notify the Ministry of the Interior within 15 days from the day this change occurred, but only provided that you are going to reside at this address for more than 15 days. In order to report this change you will need:
- form for notification of changes,
- proof of accommodation,
- the original and a certified copy of the employer’s confirmation of your wage, salary or remuneration if it is the employer who provides accommodation for you.
A residence with a visa for the purpose of seasonal employment does not count towards the 5-year continuous residence in the Czech Republic necessary for acquiring a permanent residence permit.
During residence with this visa in the Czech Republic, you cannot apply for a long-term or permanent residence permit after 5 years of continuous residence in the country.
What does this residence permit enable you to do?
If you hold a long-term visa, you can leave and re-enter the Czech Republic repeatedly. You can also travel within the Schengen Area without a visa.
For the duration of your visa’s validity, you can legally stay and work in the Czech Republic.