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Key Points

  • Biometric rules have been updated for specific documents required in the application for residency
  • The former “Certificate of Temporary Residence” which is known for EU nationals as the residence permit is now changed to the “Registration Certificate”
  • The Registration Certificate is subject to an administrative fee. The fee is paid in the form of stamp duty, determined when applying for the application
  • Additional documentation is required to sponsor “distant” family members for their residence permits. This includes monthly income and insurance requirements
  • Under the withdrawal agreement, the category of family members of EU nationals has now been expanded to cover British citizens


The Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic announced changes to the residence permit procedures for foreign nationals. Changes to the procedures include new biometric rules, changes to administration fees, “registration certificate,” definition of distant family members, and a new category for British nationals.

What’s Changed?

The current procedures in place have been updated to reflect the legislative negotiations over the last year which intend to tighten the Czech regulations for residency while also strengthening the security of identity cards.

Looking Forward

Residency applicants, EU Nationals, and British Citizens should expect new processes when applying for immigration status in the Czech Republic.

Source: Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

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