Long-term Residence Permit for the Purpose of Doing Business

A long-term residence permit for the purpose of doing business is a type of a residence permit intended for third country nationals who want to do business in the Czech Republic.




Who can apply for this residence permit?

You can apply for a long-term residence permit for the purpose of doing business if you are going to carry out business activities, a licensed trade, be self-employed, be a statutory body or a member of a statutory body of a trading company in the Czech Republic and you are:

  • holders of a long-term visa for the purpose of doing business or
  • holders of a long-term residence permit for any purpose and, at the same time, you have resided in the Czech Republic for more than 5 years. This requirement does not apply in some cases, for more information please see the tab “APPLICATON”.

How long is this residence permit valid for?

For a maximum of 2 years.

What does a 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.

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.