On May 2nd, the Czech Government decided to increase the number of Foreign Ministry employees in its offices in Ukraine.
According to the Czech Republic, this decision is aimed at speeding up the processing of applications for work permits in the Czech Republic received from Ukrainians, Radio Svoboda reported.
In particular, this change will increase the number of Consulate officials by five people at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv.
The increase in the number of staff in Czech consulates in Ukraine should enable them to process up to 5,000 visa applications each year from Ukrainians, including 3,800 work visas.
Earlier, the Czech Government adopted a state program which allows a more timely hiring process for 500 Ukrainian specialists.
The first to be processed are highly skilled workers but also career professionals of a variety of industry and healthcare sectors.