The blue card is a type of stay permit in the Czech Republic which also serves as a work permit for highly qualified foreigners from third countries (i.e. persons who have university education /either Master’s or Bachelor’s degree/). Compared with the “regular” employee card, it mainly offers more advantageous opportunities if a foreigner considers the possibility of staying and working in a different EU member state.
When applying for a job, a diploma or a relevant education certificate needs to be submitted in the first place along with a contract of employment which stipulates the average annual gross salary in the amount exceeding the 1.5 multiple of the amount of the average annual gross salary in accordance with the notification of the Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
At the beginning of April, the Ministry announced that between 1 May, 2018, and 30 April, 2019, it will be necessary to base the calculations on the amount of CZK 354,048, which equals the monthly amount of CZK 29,504; it means that the applicant needs to have amount of at least CZK 44,256 included in their contract.
When compared with the amount of the wage level within the range of highly qualified occupations, it is obvious that employing experts from abroad might bring about significant economies to the employers.