The application for a blue card is submitted at the relevant embassy of the Czech Republic. Nationality is stipulated in the Decree of the Ministry of Interior No. 462/2008 Coll. Citizens of countries that are not stated in this Decree may submit a blue card application at any embassy of the CR.
The application for the blue card can be found on the Internet. You can print out a blank form and complete it by hand or complete it directly on the Internet, print it out, and bring it to the embassy or office of the Ministry of Interior.
You must also submit:
a valid travel document (the validity of the travel document must be at least 90 days beyond the expected duration of the blue card)
2 current photographs
documentation to demonstrate the high qualification required for the selected job (documents on attained education) – these documents must be validated and recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education; Submit originals or official copies and also official translations of these documents into Czech. Foreign public documents must be provided with an Apostille or superlegalization.
a document showing that accommodation has been secured for the term of your stay in the country
an employment contract for a job requiring a high qualification for a term of at least one year, for the statutory weekly work hours (the agreed gross monthly or annual salary must correspond to at least a 1.5 multiple of the gross annual salary in the Czech Republic announced by a Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs communication)
in the event of a regulated profession, a document certifying compliance with the requirements for that job
You may also be asked for:
a medical report showing that you are not suffering from a serious illness
a document similar to an extract from the Criminal Register; if you are not asked for this document by the embassy, the Ministry of the Interior is entitled to ask for the document after entry into the Czech Republic.
- A detailed description of these requirements is available here and general information about Blue card applications is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Physicians, dentists, and pharmacists who have not acquired professional qualification in another EU member state and wish to practice their medical profession in the Czech Republic must successfully complete an approbation exam The same requirement also applies to the practice of a non-medical healthcare profession.
For more information, contact the employer or see the Ministry of Health website: www.mzcr.cz, section Professional, Healthcare Professional – Education and Training Recognition.
For the submission of the application at the embassy, you will pay a fee of CZK 1,000 in the equivalent amount in the foreign currency.
Your application will be delivered to the Department of Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of the Interior, which will assess it and decide whether to grant it.