Police swoop on suspect residency permit ring

Czech police say they have charged 15 people, including two Czechs, of being part of an organized ring which helped dozens, and perhaps, hundreds of Vietnamese and Ukrainians falsely gain permanent resident’s permits for the Czech Republic. One of the Czechs detained in custody was a former member of a local council near Karviná, in the far east of the country, who also ran a language school. Czech language tests are one of the elements required for residency permits.

Author: Chris Johnstone