As Czechia is not just a member of the EU, but also part of the Schengen Zone, movement into the country can be remarkably easy.
EU nationals and those holding a Schengen visa don’t require any separate authorisation to enter Czechia for stays of up to 90 days. A few other select countries are also included in this agreement, including Australia, Canada and the US.
EU nationals wishing to stay for longer than 90 days don’t require a formal visa or permit, even if they intend to work, but must register with the authorities.
Visitors from outside the EU or those wishing to work will need to apply for the relevant visa or permit. There are a range of categories which include working, family reunification and study.
Any visitors to the country can apply for permanent residency after five years of living in Czechia.