Are you an EU citizen living (or wanting to live) in the Czech Republic? Do you want to obtain a Certificate of Temporary Residence in the Czech Republic? Read further!
Do I need the Temporary Residence Certificate?
If you are n EU citizen, you officially do not need to obtain the Temporary Residence Certificate to legally live and work in the Czech Republic. You officially only need to register with the Foreign Police within 30 days after your arrival.
Although, the Temporary Residence Certificate might be useful or even required in some situations such as the ones listed below:
- Traveling during COVID lockdowns (never though we would need to add something like this to the list),
- Brexit (this one was a surprise as well),
- registering your car,
- exchanging your driver’s license,
- getting a mortgage,
- getting your parking permit,
- confirming your tax residency,
Ok, I want the Temporary Residence! What do I do now?
Well, the easiest thing to do is to contact us using the chat or one of the contact forms and book a free consultation with us or have us done all the work completely (we can even apply on your behalf so you do not need spend time with that, you only need to collect the Certificate in person).
If you, for some reason, want to deal with Czech bureaucracy yourself though, here is what you need to do. First step is to collect all the documents required for the Temporary Residence Certificate (see below). Then you take them to the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) responsible for the area you live in and wait 30 days for the approval (given all your documents are correct and the MOI does not request any additional ones). Once your Residency is approved, you need to book an appointment through their info line and go back to the MOI to collect the Certificate.
This is the list of documents you usually need:
- application form
- passport/national ID
- 1 passport sized photo
- proof of accommodation (tricky, please read more clicking on the link)
- documents on the purpose of your stay (employment contract, trade license, marriage certificate etc.) – get in touch with us in case you do not have any official purpose of stay.
- health insurance – only in case of not being employed or self-employed
The thing is that the MOI often looks for the slightest mistakes in your documents (especially the proof of accommodation), just to make it a bit harder for you (yes, that is how it works with the bureaucracy in the Czech Republic) so it is always better to make sure all your documents are correct. Contact us now, get a free consultation and see if you want to go through the process yourself or if we might be of any assistance to you.
The whole team of Move To Prague will be happy to assist you with obtaining your Temporary Residence Certificate. We can even submit it on your behalf so you save your valuable time and will only come to the MOI with us to collect the issued Residence Certificate.
Get in touch, we’ll be happy to hear from you!