• Blue Card Minimum Salary Level Increased
  • May 4, 2018
  • The situation

    Effective May 1, 2018, the minimum monthly salary for Blue Card applications in the Czech Republic will increase to CZK 44,256, up 7 percent.
    A closer look
    • Initial and renewal applications. Employers of foreign nationals seeking to obtain or renew a work permit on or after May 1, 2018 must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.
    • Pending applications. Employers of foreign nationals with pending work permit applications as of May 1, 2018 must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.
    • Immigration applications that do not meet the minimum salary will be rejected.
    Reminders on other requirements
    • Benefits and allowances. As before, benefits and allowances may not be included.
    • Employment contract. As before, the salary must be specified in the employment contract.