Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Work Permit #3

I finally received my new work permit.  The Czech Labor Office had a backlog so it took much longer than normal.  I applied at the end of January and I should have received it around the end of February but instead I received it today.

Due to the delay in getting my work permit, I was informed that the Interior Ministry has put my visa renewal on hold.  Now that everything is legit they will continue processing my next residency permit.

This new work permit is good for another two years.  Hopefully this will be the last one I ever need.  In 2014, I will have been here five years and will be eligible to apply for permanent residency.  It doesn't mean that I will live here forever.  The big benefit is that as a permanent resident I will no longer be required to apply for work permits or residency visas.  Hurray!!  I will qualify for a decrease in the amount of bureaucracy I have to endure.  Of course, that's a year away and I'm sure that to apply for permanent residency I will still have to jump through hoops like a trained circus poodle.

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