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Changing the purpose of long-term residence

If you intend to stay in the Czech Republic for a purpose other than the one for which you have been granted permission, you are obliged to apply to the MOI for a new long-term residence permit.

  • If you intend to stay in the Czech Republic for the purpose of business, you can apply for such a change if you are a holder of a valid long-term residence permit and you have been living in the Czech Republic for longer than 2 years.

  • If you have a long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification, after residing in the Czech Republic for 3 years or after reaching 18 years of age, you can apply for a long-term residence permit for a different purpose.

  • If you have been issued with a Green Card, you are entitled to apply for a long-term residence permit for a different purpose after 1 year of residence.

  • If you possess a long-term residence permit issued for the purpose of family reunification you are entitled to apply for a long-term residence permit for a different purpose if you divorce the person with whom you were reunited and, to the date of the divorce, you have resided in the Czech Republic continuously for at least two years and the marriage had lasted for at least five years; the condition of continuous residence and duration of marriage shall not apply if you have lost Czech nationality as a consequence of the marriage with the person with whom you were reunited.

 


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, 5 January 2017

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