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A visa for a stay of over 90 days (long-term)

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"Bridging label"


If you are staying in the Czech Republic on a long-term visa or a long-term residence permit and you filed an application for issuance or extension of a long-term residence permit within the due time limit and a decision is yet to be made, during which time your visa/residence permit has expired, you can apply at an MOI office for a certificate of residence permit in the form of a visa sticker ("bridging label").

This "bridging label" is marked into the passport in the form of a visa for over 90 days with a validity period corresponding to the expected duration of the application procedure, usually as you wait. For this reason, it is necessary for you to be present in person. You should submit a valid travel document, no other requirements are necessary.

Then the pasted label serves as a testimonial to having filed an application and it serves as a proof of the legality of stay in the territory of the Czech Republic until a legitimate decision is made on the application, on the condition that the so called fiction of the validity of the previous residence permit applies to the foreigner. If this fiction of the validity of the previous residence permit does not apply to the foreigner, he/she cannot be issued a "bridging label". If the so called fiction of the validity of the previous permit ceases to exist (for example by a legitimate decision on the application or a legitimate decision of the court on imposition of punishment by expulsion or if the decision on expulsion of the foreigner is enforceable), the validity of the "bridging label" also ceases to exist.

"The bridging label" enables its holder to travel from/to the Schengen zone.

Residence permit of the foreigner who is subsumed into the Informational System of States Parties is only certified by the confirmation of residence permit. If the so called fiction of existing residence permit ceases to exist (for example by the means of final decision on the application or by the means of final decision of the court on imposing the sentence on the basis of an expulsion or deportation or if the decision on the expulsion of the foreigner is enforceable), the validity of the residence permit also ceases to exist.

 


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, August 28th, 2017

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