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Czech Republic

General

To obtain a Blue Card you must hold a university or college diploma from an educational programme that had a duration of at least three years.

Blue Cards are granted for job vacancies advertised on the central job register. Jobs available for Blue Cards are primarily those which have not been successfully filled.

Procedure

An application for an EU Blue Card is to be filed by a foreign national at an embassy, or when locally present, at the MoI office in the territory of the Czech Republic.

The Ministry of Interior (the Department for Asylum, Migration and Integration) takes a decision on an application for an EU Blue Card within a period of 90 days.

If you have resided in the Czech Republic on the basis of a long-term visa or a long-term residence permit, or if you hold a Blue Card from another EU Member State, you can apply for the Blue Card in Czech Republic at the right office.

Once a Blue Card is approved and requested from abroad, you are issued a visa to pick up your Blue Card.

Extended information can be found on Europe's Immigration portal

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