Easing work permits for select countries in the Czech Republic

5 July 2024 1 min read

At a glance

  • Decree No. 158/2024, effective from 1 July 2024, allows citizens from certain countries to work in the Czech Republic without a work permit or other cards.
  • The countries include Australia, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Israel.
  • This list is however subject to regular review by a tripartite committee.

A new government Decree No. 158/2024, applicable from 1 July 2024, establishes a list of countries whose citizens will not require a work permit, an employee card, an intra-corporate transfer card, or a blue card in order to work in the Czech Republic.

The list of countries currently includes:

  • Australia.
  • Japan.
  • Canada.
  • The republic of Korea.
  • New Zealand.
  • Singapore.
  • United Kingdom.
  • The United States of America.
  • Israel.

A tripartite committee will however be established to conduct regular reviews of the countries on this list.

The new regulation will make it easier for Czech companies to employee third-party nationals. Employers will however still be obliged to inform the Czech Labour Office when they have hired foreign employees and they will have to undertake the necessary registration requirements.

It is also important to note, that these citizens will still be required to obtain a residence permit if they stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days.