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Visas for Digital Nomads in the Czech Republic

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Find essential information about the digital nomad visa for working in the Czech Republic.

Program: Zivnostenske opravneni or Zivno
Length of Stay: 1 Year (renewable)
Fees: About $45-$50 (1,000 CZK)
Online Application Available: Yes
Requirements & Documents: Valid Passport, Proof of Financial Means (124,500 CZK/ ~ $5,850 (As of 2/2022)), Confirmation of Accommodations (place to stay), proof of health insurance, criminal background check, and a trade license (see below about the "Zivno").
Covid-19 Requirements: Visit the Czech Ministry Health
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The Czech Republic is a phenomenal destination that is loved by digital nomads and expats and digital nomads alike. Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and it has so much to do and an energy that is palpable.

There is a slight rub, however, because there isn't a visa available that was created specifically for digital nomads. That won't matter for those who are able to fall within the criteria of Entrepreneur. This means you are not an employee of a company, but instead you provide services to clients and will obtain a trade license in the Czech Republic, which is known as a Zivnostenske opravneni or "Zivno." (You may hear people mistakenly refer to Zivno as a visa, but it is not a visa... it is a trade license.) Having a specialist firm help you with your visa is highly recommended since there is a specific process to follow in submitting all of the paperwork and it needs to be done in Czech.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and serves as Co-President of Expat Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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