• Navigator

Citizen of EU

Family members who are citizens of EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, or Liechtenstein do not need any authorization to live in the Czech Republic. A valid passport or ID card is sufficient.

The steps that an academic must take after arriving in the Czech Republic differ depending on the anticipated length of the stay.

Stays longer than 30 days

Stays longer than 90 days

Stays longer than 30 days

If the stay exceeds 30 days, the family member must announce their presence to the respective foreign police office (a list of offices can be found here) within 30 days of entering the country. This obligation does not apply to family members who have fulfilled this obligation at an accommodation provider.

Stays longer than 90 days

With stays longer than three months, a family member of an EU citizen may request registration certificate for the purpose of uniting the family.


  • application form

  • passport

  • document confirming that the applicant is a family member of the EU citizen (marriage certificate, birth certificate, verification of dependence for serious health reasons, documents confirming the existence of a permanent relationship)

  • photo (35 mm x 45 mm)

  • health insurance card

  • document confirming accommodation in the Czech Republic (accommodation agreement, lease agreement, sublease, proof of ownership of real estate)

  • fee

The documents for issuing the registration certificate must not be older than 180 days, with the exception of passports, vital records, and photos of the applicant as long as they look like the applicant. Documents must be either the originals or certified copies of the originals. Passports and vital records must always be in the original. All submitted documents must be issued in Czech or Slovak or officially translated into Czech.

Applications are handled without undue delay or no later than 30 days after the commencement of proceedings.

Last change: November 11, 2021 15:04 
Share on: Facebook Share on: Twitter
Share on:  
Contact Us

Staff Welcome Centre

CU Point

Charles University

Celetná 13

116 36 Prague 1

Czech Republic


(+420) 224 491 898

(+420) 224 491 897


How to Reach Us