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Reporting changes

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Change of other data

Change of name(s) or surname

Non-EU citizens are required to announce these changes within 3 working days of the change occurring.

A change of name(s) or surname is reported to the MOI office in the place of residence by completing the "Form for reporting changes".

When announcing this change, the foreign national provides:

  • A travel document/passport with the new name(s) or surname,
  • The Czech residence card, if it has been issued as a separate document.
     

This change can be reported by a different person on the basis of a power of attorney. The power of attorney must demonstrate that it was signed for this specific purpose. The signatures on the power of attorney do not have to be notarized.

Lodging of the application is charged with an administrative fee that is equal to CZK 1 000. This administrative fee has to be paid in a form of revenue stamps (kolek).

If it concerns a foreign national who had a visa sticker in the original travel document, a new visa sticker is placed in the foreign national’s new travel document.

A foreign national with a residence card will be issued a new biometric card, therefore, the foreign national shall ideally report this change in person to be able to provide biometric data for the new card at the same time. It is recommended that the foreign national make an appointment at the relevant office as soon as possible.

If a foreign national reports the change at an MOI office that does not have technical facilities to collect biometric data, he/she will be asked to provide his biometric data at a different office. It is recommended that the foreign national make an appointment at the relevant office as soon as possible.

The new biometric card is not issued on the spot and you will be called to visit the relevant office again to verify your biometric data and collect your card personally.

If a foreign national is prevented from reporting a change within the legally required period due to reasons outside of his/her control, he/she must report the change within 3 working days of these reasons ending. The foreign national must prove these reasons. If the change is not reported within the legally required period and there is no obstacle that is outside of the foreign national’s control, the delay in reporting a change will be judged as a violation and a fine can be imposed.
 

Change in marital status

Non-EU citizens are required to announce a change in their marital status within 3 working days of this change occurring.

A change of marital status is reported to the MOI office in the place of residence by completing the form for "Reporting Changes".

When announcing this change, the foreign national provides:

  • A document confirming the change of marital status (e.g. a marriage certificate or a court’s final judgement on a divorce),
  • A travel document/passport (containing the visa or residence sticker),
  • The Czech residence card, if it has been issued as a separate document.
     

If the document on the change of marital status was issued by a state other than the CR, it is necessary to ensure an official translation into the Czech language.

This change can be reported by a different person on the basis of a power of attorney. The power of attorney must demonstrate that it was signed for this specific purpose. The signatures on the power of attorney do not have to be notarized.

Reporting a change of marital status is not subject to an administrative fee. If this change also involves a change in surname, the foreign national should change his/her travel document to one with the new name. In such a case, you should proceed as if you were reporting a change of travel document due to a change in name(s) or surname.

If a foreign national is prevented from reporting a change within the legally required period due to reasons outside of his/her control, he/she must report the change within 3 working days of these reasons ending. The foreign national must prove these reasons. If the change is not reported within the legally required period and there is no obstacle that is outside of the foreign national’s control, the delay in reporting a change will be judged as a violation and a fine can be imposed.
 

Other changes

Non-EU citizens are required to announce any other changes of data contained in their residence card within 3 working days of the change occurring.

Changes are reported to the MOI office in the place of residence by completing the form for "Reporting Changes".

When announcing these changes, the foreign national provides:

  • A document confirming the change,
  • A travel document/passport (containing the visa or residence sticker),
  • The Czech residence card, if it has been issued as a separate document.
     

These changes can be reported by a different person on the basis of a power of attorney. The power of attorney must demonstrate that it was signed for this specific purpose. The signatures on the power of attorney do not have to be notarized. If the change is not reported by the foreign national in person and it is necessary to issue a new visa sticker or biometric card, the foreign national will be invited to collect it in person or come to provide biometric data.

If a foreign national is prevented from reporting a change within the legally required period due to reasons outside of his/her control, he/she must report the change within 3 working days of these reasons ending. The foreign national must prove these reasons. If the change is not reported within the legally required period and there is no obstacle that is outside of the foreign national’s control, the delay in reporting a change will be judged as a violation and a fine can be imposed.

If your appearance changes, you are obliged to apply for a new residence card without undue delay.

  


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, January 17th, 2020

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