Visa for a Stay Longer than 90 Days for the Purpose of Training

A visa for a stay longer than 90 days (a long-term visa) for the purpose of training is intended for third countries nationals who want to improve their qualifications and skills in the Czech Republic.




Who can apply for this residence permit?

You can apply for a long-term visa for the purpose of training if you and your foreign employer have agreed that you will improve your skills and qualifications with Czech legal entities and natural persons in the form of training.

It is typical for this kind of training that the holders of a long-term visa for the purpose of training stay employed with their (original) foreign employer for as long as the residence permit is valid, receiving their salary from the foreign employer. In practice, there is no work relation between the employee and the natural person or legal entity with a business address in the Czech Republic, the employee only acquires practical skills and knowledge for their foreign employer.

In the case that your training is shorter than 3 months, you can apply for a Schengen visa for the purpose of training.

How long is this visa valid for?

For a maximum of 1 months.

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.

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.