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  1. A certificate of temporary residence for an EU citizen
  2. A temporary residence permit for a family member of an EU citizen

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A certificate of temporary residence for an EU citizen

For an EU citizen, the certificate of temporary residence is not a condition of their stay in the Czech Republic, therefore it is up to them whether they request this certificate be issued or not.

A certificate of temporary residence is issued at the request of an EU citizen who intends to stay in the Czech Republic for more than 3 months and has not threatened state security or seriously disrupted public order.

The application for issuing a certificate of temporary residence is filed on the appropriate form.

Application requirements:

If it concerns a family member of an EU citizen, who himself/herself is an EU citizen and he/she intends to temporarily stay in the Czech Republic for a period longer than 3 months together with an EU citizen, the application for a certificate of temporary residence shall be supported by:

The requirements for the application shall not be older than 180 days with the exception of the travel document, public documents (i. e. a birth certificate, marriage notarial act etc.) and the photograph of the applicant if it corresponds to his/her actual appearence. All the documents have to be submitted in originals or notarized copies. Travel document and public documents must be allways submitted in the original.

All of the presented documents have to be made out in the Czech language or Slovak language or officially translated into Czech. Documents made out in other languages will be accepted without an official translation  just in cases defined by the Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and the Council. This applies mainly to the public documents issued by the Member States' authority to citizens of this Member State and accompanied by a multilingual standard form. You can find the list of these public documents at this link.

All the other documents have to be submitted in original with an official translation to Czech. Translation of public documents could be made by a person registered in the list of interpreters in accordance to the Section 16(3) of the Administrative Procedure Code or by a person registered in the list of qualified persons to carry out certified translations to the Czech in the other Member State, in accordance with national law, in accordance to the Regulation (EU) 2016/1191.

An application for a certificate of temporary residence can be filed at the MOI offices. With regards to the possible personal contact with the office where the application was filed it is best to file the application at the office nearest to where you are registered.

An applications submitted in the capital city Prague.

The application is processed without undue delay, within 30 days of initiating the process at the latest.

In the case of a positive decision, the applicant is invited in writing or by telephone by the MOI office to pick up the certificate of temporary residence.

At the same time, the MOI issues a personal identity number; except foreigners, to whom a personal identity number was already assigned (including citizens of the Slovak Republic who were born until 1993).

  


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, February 25th, 2019

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