So long as you plan ahead and can be very patient you will get through this! Before coming to Prague I researched and read and sifted through all kinds of information without ever getting a clear picture of what it takes for a Canadian, American or other non EU citizen to stay and work in the Czech Republic.
Before we get started there are a few things to understand. The Czech Republic is in the Schengen Zone – as a North American you can only spend 90 days of every 6 months in the Schengen Zone.
During my process I have kept detailed records of what it took for me, a Canadian, to become legal in the Czech Republic in 2013. I can’t make any claims it will be the same in a week, or give any advice how it works for other nationalities. Certainly there are companies that will help you with the process, for a fee of course. Two things about me: I like to know how things work, and I am pretty keen on holding onto my money. Over the next few posts I will try to clear up some of the mystery around the process by giving a detailed account of my experience….
Persevere, it is a fantastic country and well worth the effort to be able to spend the time and settle in.