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What is the waiting time for a work permit and a residence card?

The waiting time to get a work permit is typically from 1 to 1.5 months and depends upon the particular type of permission. The formalities associated with obtaining type A work permit take about 1.5 months because of the need to obtain prior starost information from the District Labour Office (the so called “opinion of the District Labour Office). However, if case of type B, C, D, E work permits, the waiting time is a maximum of 30 days. In exceptional cases this time can be shortened.