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1. Identification number:

2. Code:

3. Title of services (life situation):

Granting of citizenship

(Popis postupu k udělení státního občanství - česky)

4. Background info to the service (life situation):

An application for citizenship of the Czech Republic may be made by citizens of a foreign country with permanent residence in the Czech Republic.

5. Who is entitled to deal with these matters (make an application etc.):

An application for citizenship may be made by a citizen of a foreign country (or a stateless person) 18 years or older. A married couple may file a joint application. Parents, respectively one of them, may include in their application children yet to reach adult age. Czech citizenship at the request of the legal representative or guardian can be granted separately to a child yet to reach adult age. The guardian shall attach to the application a final decision of the court on the right to act as guardian. A child is defined as a person under the age of 18, if he or she has not acquired full independence.

6. What are the conditions and procedures for resolution of life situation:

It is necessary to personally submit an application for citizenship of the Czech Republic. The application for granting citizenship of the Czech Republic shall be filed with the regional office (in Prague at one of the local Prague offices for areas 1-22) according to the place of permanent residence. The office responsible for submitting the application fills in a questionnaire with the applicant and sends the application for citizenship with its opinion, the opinion of the municipal office from the applicant's place of permanent residence as well as other documents to the Ministry of the Interior, which then makes a decision on the application.

7. How to start resolution of a life situation:

Personal application for citizenship of the Czech Republic is made at the district office. The office fills in a questionnaire with the applicant and sends the application for citizenship with its opinion, the opinion of the municipal office from the applicant's place of permanent residence as well as other documents to the Ministry of the Interior, which then makes a decision on the application.

8. The institution that resolves the life situation:

The Regional Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

9. Where, when, and with whom will the life situation be resolved:

Regional Authority of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Department of the Interior and Regional Trade Office, General Administration Section.

10. What documents you need to have with you:

In particular (according to the situation of the applicant):

The applicant, who performs work in the Czech Republic, or was employed to work, must additionally provide with the application:

An applicant who is currently studying or has studied in the Czech Republic in the past must additionally provide with the application:

It is useful if the applicant also provides:

11. What are the required forms and where are they available?: None

12. What are the fees and how can they be paid?:

Fees for granting citizenship of the Czech Republic are:

The administrative fee is paid at the request of the regional authority by way of revenue stamps.

13. What is the processing time?:

The time for processing is 180 days from receipt of the request by the Ministry of the Interior.

14. Who are the other participants (affected) in the resolution of life situation?: None

15. What other actions are required of the applicant?:

The Ministry of the Interior can summon the applicant to attend a meeting.

16. Electronic services that can be used: None

17. By which legislative procedure is the process governed?:

Act no. 186/2013 Coll., on citizenship of the Czech Republic and amendments to certain laws (the law on citizenship of the Czech Republic).

18. What are the related regulations?:

19. What are the appeal procedures and how are they applied?:

In the case of disagreement with the decision of the Ministry of the Interior to reject the application, it it is possible to make an appeal directly to the Minister of the Interior.

20. What sanctions can be applied for failure to comply with obligations?:

If an applicant for citizenship of the Czech Republic gives false or incomplete information about their integrity in the affidavit, it is an offence and therefore a fine of up to 20,000 CZK can be imposed. Knowingly supplying incorrect or incomplete information to the board or the deliberate concealment or providing of false data that could affect the decision on granting citizenship of the Czech Republic is also classified as an offence and carries a fine of up to 50,000 CZK.

21. FAQs: None

22. More information: None

23. Information about the procedure (resolution of a life situation) can be found from other sources and in different formats:On the Website of Czech Ministry of Interior.

24. Related life situations and instructions on how to resolve them: None

25. The department responsible for the accuracy of the description:

The Department of the Interior and Regional Trade Office

26. Contact:
posta@msk.cz

27. This description was processed according to the legal status on the day:

20/08/2019

28. This description was last updated on:

20/08/2019

29. Expiry date of description: None

30. For clarification and noted regarding resolution of a life situation: None

Useful information:

Office hours for the public:

Monday, Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 8 am to 2.30 pm

Friday: 8 am to 1 pm