#LifeInCzechia News regarding the compulsory health insurance! The insurance monopoly of PVZP (a subsidiary of the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic) is now canceled. Foreigners from non-EU countries who have long-term or permanent residence in the Czech Republic can now choose the insurance company on their own.
#LifeInCzechia Czechia has embarked on a journey toward greater inclusivity and acceptance for its LGBTQIA+ community. From progressive legal reforms to the vibrant social scene, this article delves into the current landscape of LGBTQIA+ life in Czechia, exploring the prevailing laws, future challenges for this diverse community, and societal dynamics.
#LifeInCzechia Have you relocated to the Czech Republic on the basis of your partnership or marriage? If so, you should know that your permit is dependent on your relationship with your partner or spouse. Therefore, your permit automatically becomes invalid In case of a breakup or a divorce. Which permits and visas does this involve? And what to do if this happens to you? Find out in the following article.
#ImmiUpdatesCzechia Are you a Ukrainian refugee? It’s 2023 and that means your Temporary Protection visa is about to expire. But no worries, this visa can now be extended until 31 March 2024 thanks to the new Lex Ukraine amendment. How and when to extend your visa? And how to find out which visa you have? Read on.
#LifeInCzechia Are you a third-country citizen who’s new to the Czech Republic? Have you been granted a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? There’s a high probability that you have to attend the Adaptation and Integration Course “Welcome to the Czech Republic”. The Ministry of the Interior has established this obligation for specific groups of third-country citizens who got their residence permits after 1 January 2021. Here are the details.
#LifeInCzechia Do you own a permanent residence permit? Have you ever thought about staying outside Czechia for a period of time? People tend to ask us how long they can stay outside the country – and here are the answers! Watch out, the periods are different for living in the EU and in a third country. We’ll also answer the question of whether having a Czech permanent residence permit can help you obtain the same document elsewhere in the EU.
#ImmiUpdatesCzechia Are you planning on moving to Czechia to pursue a highly-qualified job? Maybe you’re coming here on a residence permit known as the blue card. From 1 May 2023, new blue card holders are required to have a monthly gross salary of a minimum of 60 530 CZK. This is because the average annual salary in Czechia has gone up. And watch out, this new salary is also valid for some applications submitted through programmes of economic migration before 1 May.
Some foreigners choose to relocate to the Czech Republic with their entire families, including children. If that’s your case, you should have at least a basic idea of how things work with compulsory education here. In this article, we’ll explain under which conditions your children must attend kindergarten and primary school and what are some alternatives to their education if you don’t wish to send them to public state schools.
In response to the South African mutation of COVID-19 being detected in the Czech Republic earlier this week the Czech government is planning to introduce several countermeasures or a stricter curfew. These new restrictions mostly concern freedom of movement. While it is not yet clear whether the Chamber of Deputies approves them in the first place, they should supposedly come into effect on Monday, March 1.