Expected Amendments in Alien Act

7. 2. 2017

At the moment, the Parliament of the Czech Republic is discussing amendment to the Alien Act which brings about several novelties to the Czech legal system. As the amendment is mostly a mere implementation of an EU directive, it is expected to be adopted.

One of the new aspects of the Act is issuance of long-term visas and extension of long-term stays for the purposes of seasonal labour, which is a type of work dependent on the season and thus leading to fluctuation in the demand for the workers with agriculture and connected sectors.

Furthermore, introduction of a card of an employee who has been internally transferred is to be yet another new aspect – it is going to be a new type of a long-term stay connected with employment of a manager, a specialist or a trainee on a basis of an internal transfer. The scheme may only adopted in the cases of an appointment of an employee from a company seated in a non-EU country to its branch located in an EU member state or its group member. The card, then, would simplify the processes for managers assigned to the Czech Republic.

Also, a long-term visa and long-term stay for the purposes of investments (and, therefore, creation of job positions) in the Czech Republic is to be discussed, and since it is not included in the EU directives, it may yet face several alterations.      

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