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The blue card is issued to workers with higher professional or university education who have an employment contract for at least one year, for the statutory weekly work hours, and who have an agreed upon gross monthly or annual salary amounting to at least a 1.5 multiple of the gross annual salary in the Czech Republic announced in a Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs communication.
For 2021 the minimum gross annual salary is set at CZK 53,417 per month.

The blue card is valid for the term of employment set in the employment contract plus 3 months, but to a maximum of 2 years.

Information for employers is published on the website of the ministry foreign and social affairs.


An application for an EU Blue Card is to be filed by a foreign national at an embassy, or when locally present, at the Ministry of the Interior (Department for Asylum and Migration Policy) offices in the territory of the Czech Republic.

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.

Extended information for foreigners can be found on Czech Republic - Foreigners

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