The Czech Republic, with its central European location and stable economy, is attractive to high net worth immigrant investors. Its capital, Prague, offers a vibrant real estate market with historical properties and modern luxury developments. The country’s strong industrial base, growing tech sector, and skilled workforce present diverse business opportunities. While navigating the legal framework can be complex, the Czech Republic’s rich cultural heritage, high-quality healthcare, and education, coupled with its scenic beauty, make it a compelling choice for a second residence.

Czech Republic Golden Visa

There is currently no golden visa or citizenship by investment programme offered by the Czech Republic. These golden visa programmes, offered by some other countries such as neighbouring Hungary often allow individuals to obtain citizenship or residency rights through substantial investment, typically in real estate, national development funds, or local businesses.

Czech Investor Visa

The Czech Republic offers an Investor Visa for those seeking residency. In order to qualify, applicants must create at least 20 full-time jobs and keep them operating over the duration of the Investor Visa. They must propose a business plan regarding the investment. Finally, applicants must invest at least CZK 75,000,000, up to 60% of which can be provided through assets, rather than cash. This visa is valid for two years.

As this is not strictly a residence by investment visa, and considering the large cost, this visa is restrictive compared to certain golden visas elsewhere in Europe, such as those offered by Malta or Portugal.

Czech Republic Passport Strength and Ranking

Were the Czech Republic to offer a Residency or Citizenship by Investment programme, one of the primary attractions for investors ultimately gaining citizenship would be its passport. The Czech passport ranks 21st in La Vida’s comprehensive Global Passport Ranking. This is thanks to visa-free access from 197 countries across the world, including 80.8% of world wealth (measured by GDP) and 92.5% of world travel.


Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

See below a selection of countries offering residency and citizenship investment programmes.