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Freelancer visa for Non-EU citizens

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If you’re interested in living in the Czech Republic for more than 3 months and working as a freelancer, you should apply for a long-term visa. Pexpats help you with the entire process.

We prepare all the paperwork to arrange your visa as a freelancer in the Czech Republic. You will get intensive support with every step of the process. We book an appointment for your application at the Czech embassy and look after all the formalities once your visa’s ready. Most tasks are done for you with a power of attorney so you save your time and avoid the bureaucratic hassles.

What’s in your Freelancer Visa package

  • Preparation of your complete application for a Czech Republic freelancer visa
  • Assistance with every step of the application process
  • Arrangement of all required translations
  • Booking of the earliest possible appointment for your application at a Czech embassy
  • In-person support with your registration with the Czech Foreigners Police
  • Registration of your Czech freelancing trade license(s)
  • Activation of your trade license(s)
  • Registration at the Tax Office and Social Security Office
  • Registration for mandatory public health insurance
  • Instructions on tax and health insurance payments
  • Fast and easy-to-understand answers all your questions

What you need to provide

  1. Passport*
  2. Two (2) passport photos EU size**
  3. Application information bank account statement with the balance of 110.000 CZK (ca 5.600 USD) in original, issued by your bank with a stamp and signature (can be in a form of a letter)***
  4. Proof of legal Accommodation (e.g. rental contract, ownership deed, or proof of accommodation form from the legal property owner) with the notarized signature of the owner/owners
  5. Business address
  6. Criminal clearance report from your home country
  7. Visa fee at the embassy – 197 EUR (should be paid in cash at the embassy)
  8. Once the visa is issued: Health insurance from the Czech company. We are the direct insurance provider of AXA Czech Republic
*Your passport must have been issued in the last 10 years, be valid for at least another 9 months and contain 2 consecutive blank pages
**Photos should be in colour and standard EU ID-sized (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) with a white background
***Please provide an original or scan issued by your bank with a stamp and signature. This document may be a letter

Fees


The fixed fee for your Freelancer Visa Package is 13.200 CZK

Other expenses:
  • US embassy processing fee - approx. 50 USD
  • Czech embassy processing fee - approx. 197 EUR
  • Translation of your bank statement - Based on the document
  • Translation of your Criminal clearance report - Based on the document

Steps

(Note: If you’re not currently in Prague, we’ll guide you through these steps virtually)
1. Get in touch with us to launch your visa application process
(Note: Visa applications must be lodged at a Czech embassy and appointments book out fast. We, therefore, suggest you send us your full name and date of birth at your earliest convenience so we can book the best appointment for you)
2. Send us a scan of the proof of accommodation or rent contract
3. Meet at our offices. Please bring any documents you need to provide
4. Sign the power of attorney for our arrangement of your Czech freelancing visa
5. We register your Czech freelancer’s trade license and put together your complete visa application
6. You collect your application package from us and apply for your visa at the Czech embassy
7. Your visa is ready! We come with to register it at the Czech Foreign Police
8. We activate your freelancer’s trade license and register it with all the tax and insurance offices
9. You’re good to go as a freelancer!
10. Come to our office to collect your documents and we’ll provide you with full instructions




Remote process steps


1. Get in touch with us to launch your visa application process
(Note: Visa applications must be lodged at a Czech embassy and appointments book out fast. We, therefore, suggest you send us your full name and date of birth at your earliest convenience so we can book the best appointment for you)
2.Send us a scan of your passport and residency address
3. We will send you the power of attorney (no need to authorize the signature)
4. Sign the power of attorney for our arrangement of your Czech freelancing visa package and send it together with the Criminal clearance report and bank letter to us by post
5.We will arrange bank letter translation
6. We register your Czech freelancer’s trade license and put together your complete visa application
7. You collect your application package from us and apply for your visa at the nearest Czech embassy
8. Your visa is ready!
9. We come with to register it at the Czech Foreign Police
10. We activate your freelancer’s trade license and register it with all the tax and insurance offices
11. You’re good to go as a freelancer!
12. Come to our office to collect your documents and we’ll provide you with full instructions

How do we work with clients remotely

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