After your arrival

Where to go first?

After your arrival, there is plenty of stuff you need to do to live and work here legally. Always have all your documents and passport with you when you make your “tour de offices”. Below you can read everything about where to go and in what period of time.

Who are you?

  1. Are you EU citizen employed in the Czech Republic?
  2. Are you non-EU citizen working on employee card?
  3. Are you EU citizen and working on Trade license?
  4. Are you non-EU citizen getting the long-term visa and working on Trade license?

If you are EU citizen employed in the Czech Republic…

You do not need any visa. You can legally work without any kind of permission.

Foreign police department – within 30 days after your arrival you have to report there your address.

Social&Health Insurance – You are automatically involved in the public system once you are employed in the Czech Republic. Your employer is paying the fees on your behalf.

If you are non-EU citizen working on employee card…

Foreign police department – within 3 days (Warning!!! Not 30 but only 3 days) after your arrival you have to report there your address.

Social&Health Insurance – You are automatically involved in the public system once you are employed in the Czech Republic. Your employer is paying the fees on your behalf.

If you are EU and working on Trade license…

Foreign police department – within 30 days after your arrival you have to report there your address.

“Živnostenský úřad” – Trade license office

  • Either you have it all set before you come or you need to go there right after your arrival. However, within 15 days after you get the trade license, you need to register to the Tax office.
  • It takes 5 days until you get your Trade license and you or somebody with power of attorney can pick it up on your behalf.
  • Every time you change your address you have to report it here as well. Go there with a confirmation of the new location of your business.

“Finanční úřad” – Tax office

  • Within 15 days after obtaining trade license, you will register here to the “Daň z příjmu fyzických osob” – Taxation of income of natural persons. You will receive so-called “DIČ” which is identification number so you can issue invoices.

“Česká správa sociálního zabezpečení” – social insurance

  • You have to visit this office the 8th day following month (the latest) after you are issued the trade license.
  • Here you will submit your trade license and show them proof of your registration at the Tax office. They will send you variable symbol. This symbol you will use when paying your social insurance.

Health insurance

  • You need to register at VZP (Všeobecná zdravotní pojišťovna) and become a part of the public health system. Afterwards you are paying monthly for your health insurance.

If you are non-EU citizen getting the long-term visa and working on Trade license…

Foreign police department – within 3 days (Warning again!!! Not 30 but only 3 days) after your arrival you have to report there your address.

“Živnostenský úřad” – Trade license office

  • Either you have it all set before you come or you need to go there right after your arrival. However, within 15 days after you get the trade license, you need to register to the Tax office.
  • It takes 5 days until you get your Trade license and you or somebody with power of attorney can pick it up on your behalf.
  • Every time you change your address you have to report it here as well. Go there with a confirmation of the new location of your business.

“Finanční úřad” – Tax office

  • Within 15 days after obtaining trade license, you will register here to the “Daň z příjmu fyzických osob” – Taxation of income of natural persons. You will receive so-called “DIČ” which is identification number so you can issue invoices.

“Česká správa sociálního zabezpečení”

  • You have to visit this office the 8th day following month (the latest) after you are issued the trade license.
  • Here you will submit your trade license and show them proof of your registration at the Tax office. They will send you variable symbol. This symbol you will use when paying your social insurance.

Health insurance

  • If you do not have permanent residency in the Czech Republic, you are not a part of the public health insurance system. In the hospital, you will get only acute cure.
  • When picking up the visa, you need to show them, you have arranged health insurance.
  • Watch out! Some of the countries have an exception and the citizens have to become the part of the public health system just as the EU citizens. (USA, Albania, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia, Japan, Israel, Montenegro)