Long Stay Visa for the Purpose of Family Reunification in the Czech Republic

Are you a non-EU national settled in the Czech Republic and longing for your family to join you for a long-term stay? The solution comes in the shape of the long-term residence permit with the purpose of family reunification.

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As an employee working in the Czech Republic and owning either employee card or blue card, you don’t usually pay for the services regarding your work permit. But when it comes to the visa for your spouse, parents or children, it’s pretty much you who will take care of everything.

What are the requirements for the long-stay residence permit for the purpose of family reunification?

  • both the applicant and the foreign national in possession of a long-term or permanent residence permit must be non-EU nationals;
  • the applicant must be a closest family member (a spouse, a child, a parent) of the foreign national who has the residency permit;
  • It can be issued also for a not-married partner of the foreign national – in that case, the purpose of the visa is called “others” instead of family reunification but the process is the same.
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There are also a few points you should take into account:

  • EU nationals can’t apply for the purpose of the family reunification. They go for temporary residence permit instead.
  • There is a difference between the long-term visa which is usually issued at embassy and the long-term residence permit which is issued in the territory of the Czech Republic mostly (with a possibility to be proceed at the embassy as well if the certain conditions are met).

The legal deadline for processing a visa application is 2 months, however it also can take longer. It should also be mentioned that there’s a difference between a visa for married couples and the non-married. If a couple is married and one of spouses already has a long-term stay (not a visa), then they get a free access to the labour market. It doesn’t apply to a non-married couple, therefore the applicant doesn’t have a free access to the labour market and has to apply for a visa.

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At the moment, our consultant deals with current couples:

  • Russian family, wife and child uniting with husband, who lives in the Czech Republic and owns a blue card.
  • Indian family, wife, child and mother uniting with husband, who owns an employee card. Family will apply for reunification at Czech Embassy in India.
  • A partner uniting with his girlfriend, who is from Russia, currently lives in the Czech Republic and owns an employee card.
  • A partner uniting with her boyfriend, who is from Serbia, currently lives in the Czech Republic and owns a blue card.
  • A wife uniting with husband, who applied for a blue card at Czech embassy in Russia.

As you can clearly see, there are pretty many situations concerning family reunification in the Czech Republic. If you experience one yourself or would like to find out more, contact our office and we will help you out.

Karyna Babkova

Karyna Babkova

Hello, dear readers! I am a Ukrainian student, currently studying for a Master's degree in Masaryk University and I am deeply honoured to have a chance to share with you some important and interesting information about living in Brno. Hopefully, you will find my articles useful and entertaining xx

35 thoughts on “Long Stay Visa for the Purpose of Family Reunification in the Czech Republic

  1. Hi, I am a reasearch in Brno and my husband has applied for family visa on 4 July, since he haven’t get it. It’s been 140 days. Can you help with that?

  2. Hello im a permanent resident in czech i want to reunite with my mother here but i read in ministry website that it should be age 65. Shes only 58. Is there any way to get her.thank you

  3. Hi, I am from Nepal I leave nepal I can go with my family in czech republice country what can I for this purpose ?

  4. Hi there!
    I’m 8yrs working here as self employed with a long term residence Visa. I used Živnostensky. Is there possible way to get my family too??? Do I qualify on this kind of Visa?

  5. Hi
    I am Indian citizen want to do work or Business in CZ. So please help me. My mail id is given below.

    Thanks

  6. Sahi gauidence chahiye hai apply karne ke liye iske liye ap ek form bharo jisne apni family ko India se bulana h

  7. I am Bangladeshi,I want to get residency visa for my 5 family member.can it possible.

  8. Hi I am working here in cz for 9 yrs. I just have a long term residence card. I want to reunite with my kids. Please, can it be possible??? What are the requirements needed?? Thanks in advance!

  9. I am a Bangladeshi. I want to residency visa for my four family members. Please can be possible.

  10. Sure, this is very good opportunity for those who want to settle in foreign. I have a company in India, I have many clients who want to go to Europe, so please send me the details of work and other options. earliest way to be there.

  11. I am from India, would like to know the procedure, how to get work visa or temporary residence visa.

  12. Hi, I am an Indian and have arrived at Prague recently, through family reunification visa (valid till December, 2019). Am I legally allowed to work here? ie. do I have access to the labour market in Czech Republic?

  13. Hello everyone, i am neplese , now i am in Czech, i have a employ card , i want to migrate my wife and also my little baby , what can i do ? Any one help me , plz give me so idea ?

  14. Dear sir,I m a lawyer in Bangladesh.I want to work about resident and work permit Visa consult with u.if u agree call me.008801720209649 or mail me.Thanks.

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  16. Hi I’m from Philippines and currently working here in Czech Republic, I have employee card. My partner and my little daughter is in the Philippines and I want them to migrate here in Czech Republic so that we can reunite here. Me and my partner are not yet married. Is it possible? Thank you.

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