To the Czech Republic

ARTISTS WITH CITIZENSHIP OF ANOTHER EU MEMBER STATE WHO TRAVEL TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC TO ENGAGE IN ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

The same rules that apply to Czech citizens in other EU Member States also apply to citizens of other EU Member States in the Czech Republic (see ARTISTS WITH CZECH CITIZENSHIP TRAVELLING TO ANOTHER EU COUNTRY TO ENGAGE IN ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES). Exceptions and special rules applied in the Czech Republic are described below.

Territorial access and obligatory registration

EU citizens as well as the citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, do not need a permit to stay in the Czech Republic but may stay merely on the basis of a passport or an identity card. The Czech Republic does apply the rule of compulsory registration after three months of stay in its territory. It is, however, obligatory to report your stay at the branch of the Foreign Police having competence over the place of your stay if your stay in the Czech Republic exceeds 30 days [1]. For a stay longer than three months you may apply for a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit provided that you meet the requirements for the duration of the stay and other conditions [2].

Information on work permits in the EU can be found on the websites of the European Commission and information on the labour market in the Czech Republic on the portal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic.


[1] See the registration form for foreigners; in some cases, this duty is fulfilled by the provider of accommodation.

[2] This agenda falls within the scope of powers of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

Example

A Croatian artist has been invited for a six-month artistic residency stay in Prague and has received creative scholarship from the organiser. What rules must he adhere to?

Since the Croatian artist’s stay will exceed 30 days, he must get registered with the Foreign Police.