What is the change? The Czech Republic is moving toward adoption of an immigration law that will affect intra-corporate transfers (ICTs), employee card applicants, foreign investors, non-EU nationals applying for permanent residence and seasonal workers, among others.
What does the change mean? The law will introduce new permit categories for ICTs, foreign investors and seasonal workers, as well as clarify processes for some employee card, permanent residence and long-term visa applicants. The benefits of the new ICT and investor categories may be limited because existing options might be preferential. Employers should take note of the changes and make sure that foreign nationals coming to the Czech Republic are applying for the right kind of permit and following proper procedures.
Background: One of the key purposes for the legislation was to implement the EU’s Intra Corporate Transfer (ICT) Directive 2014/66/EU. However, it touches on a number of other areas as well. Among key changes:
BAL Analysis: BAL will continue to follow the implementation of the law described above and will alert clients to any significant development, including any announcement on implementation dates.
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