What is the change? The monthly salary threshold for EU Blue Card holders has increased to 47,828 Czech korunas (about US$2,085 or €1,858) per month.

What does the change mean? This represents an 8% increase over last year’s level of 44,256 korunas per month.

  • Implementation time frame: The change will take effect May 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: EU Blue Cards.
  • Who is affected: Czech companies sponsoring non-EU nationals on EU Blue Cards.
  • Business impact: Businesses may see an increase in labor costs.
  • Next steps: Applicants for new and renewal EU Blue Cards must meet the new salary levels.

Background: EU Blue Card salaries are indexed annually and must be at least 1.5 times the average salary in the issuing country.

Analysis & Comments: Employers should be sure to account for the new salary levels when planning their budgets.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.