Interior Ministry proposes new foreign residency, long-stay system

The current foreign residency system relies too heavily on files in paper form that must be physically transferred between workplaces, the Ministry of the Interior argues in a proposal for a digital overhaul.

The system handles the granting and extending various permits to foreigners residing in the country for more than 90 days, reporting of changes due to marriage, the birth of a child, or relocation, and the issuance of new documents.

The Ministry wants to create a new system internally. It estimates that creating and maintaining the system for the first five years will cost 600 million crowns, most of which it hopes to get from the European Union.

Author: Brian Kenety