3.1 When UK citizens become third-country nationals will they need permission to work?
As mentioned above, a special Act was adopted. UK citizens will be given the same access to the Czech work market as they have now as EU citizens until the 31 December 2020, if their employment commenced at the latest on the day immediately before the date of withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
3.2 If permission to work is needed do any quotas apply for employing third-country nationals?
Only for specific countries. No limitation on employing UK citizens is currently planned.
3.3 If permission to work is needed, as of when will it be needed?
As the special Act has been adopted, there will be no need for a work permit until the end of 2020. After that, it will depend on potential future regulation and the nature of the deal with the UK.
3.4 If permission to work is needed, what are the most common categories?
It very much depends on the situation in the labour market. At the moment, the Czech Republic accepts all kinds of categories of workers due to general shortages in the workforce.
3.5 If permission to work or stay is needed, how long does the procedure take?
Usually three to four months. It can be less for short-term employment: approximately two months.
3.6 If permission to work or stay is needed, what Government fees would be due for this permission?
An employee card costs CZK 1,000.
An employment permit plus short-term Schengen visa costs CZK 500 plus EUR 60.