Czech Republic to issue visas for Vietnamese again

The Czech Republic will start issuing visas to Vietnamese nationals again in January following a temporary suspension over alleged corruption. The government in November suspended the issuing of visas and long-term residence permits for all Vietnamese nationals in reaction to the rising levels of counterfeiting and tax evasion allegedly committed by members of the Vietnamese community. The Czech embassy in Hanoi is to launch a new system for accepting visa applications in order to guarantee fair and equal treatment. The Vietnamese, who are one of the largest ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, have not been included on the list of countries whose citizens can apply for a green card to work in the Czech Republic.

Author: Ruth Fraňková