IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The Czech Republic is set to launch a comprehensive new immigration law.
What does the change mean? The law will take effect Aug 15 and will introduce new permit categories for intra-corporate transferees, foreign investors and seasonal workers. It will also clarify processes for some employee-card, permanent-residence and long-term visa applicants.
Background: One of the purposes of the new law is 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, the Czech Republic will:
BAL Analysis: 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. Those with case-specific questions should contact BAL.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in the Czech Republic. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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