Immigration appeals & Criminal law

Immigration appeals & Criminal law

Foreigners in the Czech Republic often face denial of their Czech residence permits for number of technical or bureaucratic reasons. But a good Czech immigration layer can help. Not all denials are justified and some of them can be reversed


Czech criminal law is also quite strict and this can be a surprise for foreigners in the Czech Republic, Czech police of the uses a detention without bail. A good Czech criminal lawyer can substantially increase your chances in getting the police accusations dismissed or to substantially lower your sentence.


As a foreigner you can easily get in trouble in the Czech Republic when you do not know the specific rules. The allowed amout of drug possesion or alcohol level while driving could catch you by suprise. For this reason, should you get arrested it is best to turn to an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible.

Key contacts

Pavol Kehl has been advising foreign clients since 2010. Since 2015 he has been a fully qualified attorney registered with the Czech Bar Association. He is an expert on immigration law when it comes to preparing appeals, dealing with clients who happened to be illegaly in Czech Republic or for whom the Ministry of Interior gave notice of their intention to cancel a request for asylum or residence.


Pavol’s practical experience, gained from hundreds of appeals against the Ministry of Interior and Foreign Police all across the Czech Republic – and the repeating nature of the situations in which foreigners become entangled – allow him to better estimate the result of a process.


Appeals may be launched for any kind of residence – long-term residence, permanent residence, blue or employee cards, etc. If you come after your stated deadline, Pavol is skilled in launching actions against the declined appeals as it is possible you could be granted residence until the process is over. He has helped many clients in conflicts with the Ministry of Interior request a bridging visa and has succeeded in having some departure orders by the MOI cancelled, including when the decision by the Ministry is unlawful.


Pavol is also an expert in criminal defense, having dealt often with drug offences, DWI, assaults and other criminal offenses. It is very important to deal with criminal issues properly since they can cause problems with your residence matters as well. In other words, the best course of action for Czech nationals in a criminal process might not be the best one for.


Scope of Services


Immigration appeals in case of denial of applications for:


Long-term residence (all purposes, including studies, business, family reunification, etc.)
• Employee card (together with appeals against denial of applications for a of employer or taking up employment in an additional job)
• Temporary residence of the EU citizen
• Permanent residence both for EU or non-EU citizens
• Blue card



As well as in cases of:

• Deportation
• Detention related with the deportation
• A decision resulting in the obligation to leave the Czech republic
• The asylum process actions



rutland & partners

rutland & partners is supporting its affiliate Expat Advisors s.r.o. with legal services in the Czech Republic. Law firm rutland & partners has been on the market 9 years (formerly law firm rutland jezek). In course of its existence it has advised hundreds of expats and foreigners in connection with Czech immigration, real estate, family, employment law and wills & trusts. It has extensive experience with all expat and foreigner issues in the Czech Republic from Czech long term visa, divorce in the Czech Republic, Czech child custody issues and expat employment terminations. It had also completed over 200 real estate purchases and sales of apartments and houses in Prague both for expats and foreigners.