No sooner than 3 months and no later than 30 days before the employment permit issued expires, a foreigner may apply to the relevant regional office of the Public Employment Service for the extension of the employment permit. A precondition of extending the employment permit is that the employment will be pursued with the same employer. The application for extending the employment permit includes the same elements as the application for employment permit. Only the employer’s statement that the employer will continue to employ the foreigner shall be enclosed with the application (specimen application for extending an employment permit for download).
Employment permits may only be extended with a view to the labour market situation in cases where the following is involved:
The regional office of the Public Employment Service shall assess the foreigner’s application for extending unemployment permit with a view to whether or not the office currently registers job-seekers for whom the job position currently filled by the foreigner would be an appropriate employment.
Regardless of the situation on the labour market, employment permits issued in accordance with Article 95 and Article 97 of the Employment Act can be extended.
In accordance with the Act on Administrative Fees, the filing of a foreigner’s application for extending an employment permit is subject to the administrative fee of CZK 250 (see item 9c) of the List of Administrative Fees).
A precondition of extending the foreigner’s employment with the same employer is the foreigner obtaining an employment permit from the regional office of the Public Employment Service and a permit to continue residing in the territory of the Czech Republic granted by the relevant office of the Asylum and Migration Policy Department at the Ministry of the Interior.