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sarah.kho
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Hi,

I am wondering what is/are differences between a foreigner getting employed for a US based company's branch in CZ or a CZ company?

Thanks.
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02-04-11, 10:55 PM

KEZ
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Hi,

it really depends on what type of business they are in. If it's primarily a sales organization, you will need to speak the native tongue whether you are working for a US based company or a Czech company. There are a lot of business centers here in Prague (for US based companies) that work on a regional / global level, meaning there is a need for good English skills, and you would not need to know Czech. It just really depends, which company you are looking at, its base business and the role the office here would have in the grand scheme of things.

Some more info on this: http://guiriguidetoprague.com/2011/...-job-in-prague/
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03-04-11, 09:50 PM

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I think we need to know what the OP is really trying to ask - are you tryign to find out about work atmosphere or tax sitaution or work permit requirements, etc?
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04-04-11, 07:48 AM

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If you are American, then you might get a nice expat-package working for a US company.
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04-04-11, 10:12 AM

sarah.kho
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Thank you all for different viewpoints. What I am asking is regarding the type of work permit that the CZ government issues for the expat.

If I start to work, software engineering related job, for a CZ based company; what sort of permit they will issue for me assuming that it is a recruitment and not a temporary contract?

If I start to work, software engineering related job, for a brach of IBM active in CZ; what sort of permit they will issue for me?


Thank you.
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04-04-11, 03:11 PM

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HI, so first depends if you are an EU citizen or not. If you are not, your company that wants to hire you will have to apply for a work permit. This takes about 6 weeks, once you have your work permit you will need to apply for a long-term Visa based on that. They have recently changed the law, so for professional jobs you may qualify for a "blue card" basically you would get temporary residency (2 yrs) and would not need a long-term visa which only lasts 6 months now (meaning you'd have to get it renewed every 6 months - it used to be a year). They are trying to make it harder for alot of non-professionals to work in this country. Here is a link to the non-eu process, if you are an EU citizen, all you need is to register your address here and do not need a work permit at all.

Within this post you will also find all of the official links with accurate information: http://guiriguidetoprague.com/2011/...side-in-prague/

In the first link of the post above, find the bit about the blue card system...this would I think apply to you.

Hope this helps.
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05-04-11, 10:14 PM

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For both it would be the same kind of work permit since the Czech branch of IBM (for example) is a Czech registered company.
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05-04-11, 11:00 PM

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