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Assignment of a Birth Number

An application for assignment of a birth number may be submitted by a foreign national who applies for the assignment of a birth number to comply with conditions stipulated by special legal regulations 

A birth number is a ten digit number which can be divided by eleven without any remainder. The first two digits represent the year of birth; the second two digits express the month of birth - in the case of females 50 is added; and the third two digits represent the date of birth. The last four digits distinguish between people born on the same calendar day.
  
Birth numbers assigned to individuals born before 1 January 1954 have the same structure, however are composed of nine digit numbers, having only three digits at the end, and they do not satisfy the condition of being divided by eleven.  
 
An application for assignment of a birth number may be submitted by a foreign national who applies for the assignment of a birth number to comply with conditions stipulated by special legal regulations (for example Act No 48/1997 Coll. on Public Health Insurance and on the Amendment and Supplement of Some Related Acts, as amended; or Act No. 582/1991 Coll. on Organisation and Implementation of Social Security, as amended).
 
An application for assignment of a birth number may be submitted personally or sent by regular mail. Applications for assignment of a birth number should be submitted at the Ministry of the Interior, Administrative Activities Department, náměstí Hrdinů 3, 140 21 Prague 4.
 
 

An application for assignment of a birth number must be in writing, must be reasoned, and must include:

  • first name or names, surname or their respective changes;
  • maiden name;
  • day, month and year of birth;
  • place and district of birth; if an individual was born abroad then the place and country of birth;
  • gender, and
  • nationality.
An application for assignment of a birth number must be written in Czech or furnished with an official translation. It must include the officially verified signature of the applicant, but this is not, however, required in the case that the applicant signs the application in the presence of an official of the Ministry of the Interior. The application must be supported by a document proving the date and place of birth as well as nationality. If such document is written in a language other than the Czech language then its official translation into the Czech language is required.  
 

Forms

An application for assignment of a birth number may be submitted on a prescribed form or in the form of a written letter. The form ‘Application for Assignment of a Birth Number’ can be obtained from all offices where such applications can be submitted.
 

Administrative Fees

Assignment of a birth number will cost CZK 1,000. Payment is madeeither by a duty stamp or by transfer to the relevant bank account.
The administrative fee is payable on the day of application delivery or later, however, always before the birth number is assigned.
 

Time Limits

30 days from the date on which the relevant application was duly delivered to the Ministry of the Interior.

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