The government of the Czech Republic has simplified the visa application process for Ukrainian nationals.

Key Points:

  • As of March 31, Ukrainian nationals can submit certain visa applications at the Czech Embassy in Ukraine. Applications that can now be submitted include:
    • Permanent residence.
    • Blue card applications if the applicant has been granted or applied for temporary protection in another EU country.
    • Long-term visas for family purposes and long-term stays for family reunification.
    • Long-term stays for scientific research.
    • Long-term student visas.
  • Ukrainian nationals applying for the aforementioned visas must register by emailing or before submitting their applications.
  • Czech authorities will only accept applications in person at its embassy in Ukraine; applications cannot be mailed to the embassy or submitted by an authorized representative.

BAL Analysis: The government of the Czech Republic is now accepting the aforementioned visa applications at its embassy to ease the burden placed on Ukrainian nationals as the war in Ukraine continues. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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