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Significant increase in wage required for Blue card holders

Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers Česká republika, s.r.o.

Blue Card is a residence permit in the Czech Republic intended for highly qualified employees from the countries outside the EU. One of the basic requirements is a certain amount of wage, which must be at least 1.5 times the average gross wage in the Czech Republic. From 1 May 2020, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced a significant increase in this amount to CZK 51,188 per month, which is a difference of around CZK 3,500 compared to last year.

For many foreigners and their employers, this is an unexpected change. Not all employers will be able to meet this wage requirement, especially in the current coronavirus crisis. In such a case, it is necessary to make changes related to the stay of this employee in order to prevent the unwanted termination of his/her stay in the Czech Republic.

If you have any questions, the PwC immigration team is at your disposal.***

Daniela Murad
PwC | Tax & Legal Services

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