Long-term Residence Permit for Cultural Purposes

A long-term residence permit for cultural purposes is intended for third countries citizens who want to stay in the Czech Republic for culture-related purposes, such as performing of arts or religious missionary work.




Who can apply for this type of residence permit?

You can apply for a long-term residence permit for cultural purposes if you are a holder of a valid long-term visa for cultural purposes or a long-term residence permit for any purpose and you are going to carry out cultural activities in the Czech Republic. That includes e.g.:

  • Film crews.
  • Performing of arts.
  • Religious missionary work.
  • Cultural projects.

How long is this residence permit valid for?

For a maximum of 2 years.

What does this type of residence permit look like?

What obligations and restrictions does this residence permit mean?

You must fulfil the purpose of your stay for the whole duration of your residence permit. You must also follow the obligations for foreigners stipulated by law.

If you reside in the Czech Republic with a long-term residence permit for cultural purposes, you cannot be employed here, except for clergymen.

What does this residence permit enable you to do?

If you hold a valid residence permit, you can leave and re-enter the Czech Republic repeatedly. You can also travel within the Schengen Area without a visa.

If you are a clergyman of a church or a religious society registered in the Czech Republic, you can undertake spiritual and associated activities.