Schengen visa for a stay less than 90 days for the purpose of seasonal employment
What is a short-term stay?
A short-term stay is a stay lasting a maximum of 90 days. Conditions of a short-term stay depend also on the terms of the granted visa which are, for example:
- number of entries (one, two or more),
- territorial validity (a visa valid for the whole Schengen area or only for selected Member States),
- the period of the visa’s validity,
- the length of the permitted stay.
What is seasonal employment?
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.
Where can you apply?
You can only apply at one of the Czech Republic’s diplomatic missions. For a list of all the Czech Republic’s diplomatic missions and their contact details please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
For information on filing an application and the process of granting short-term visas please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you want to have seasonal employment in the Czech Republic for more than 3 months, please review the information on the visa for a stay longer than 90 days for the purpose of seasonal employment.
Where can you apply for an extension of a short-term visa?
The conditions to extend a short-term visa are laid down in the Visa Code. If extending a short-term visa for the purpose of seasonal employment, please apply at the Residence Permits Unit of the Department of Foreign Police of the Czech Police Regional Directorate according to your reported place of residence.
Please review the EU ELA campaign information for seasonal workers and the enforcement of their rights.