Long-term Visa for Family Purposes

A visa for a stay longer than 90 days (a long-term visa) for family purposes is intended for third countries nationals family members who wish to reside in the Czech Republic with their family member.




Who can apply for this type of residence permit?

You can apply for a long-term visa for family purposes if you form an elementary family with a foreigner, who has a residence permit and you want to stay together in the Czech Republic for a period longer than three months.

Depending on circumstances, an elementary family may consist of, for example:

  • Spouses, or same-sex registered partners
  • Parents and minor children
  • Dependent relatives

Other family members can also acquire a visa for family purposes, however, it always depends on the Ministry of the Interior’s assessment of the case.

How long is this visa valid for?                     

For a maximum of 1 year.

What does this type of visa 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 want to work in the Czech Republic with a visa for family purposes, you need to acquire a work permit.

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.