Registration certificate

A registration certificate in the form of a biometric card is a document intended for the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who were residing in the Czech Republic by December 31st 2020 and met the condition of continuous residence (under the Brexit withdrawal agreement) and for their family members who are also UK citizens. A continuous residence in the Czech Republic means that your absence from the country shall not exceed 6 months a year, or if it does, there are serious reasons for it.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TO APPLY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

EXTENSION

Who can apply for a registration certificate?

Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who were residing in the Czech Republic by December 31st 2020 (and therefore meet the conditions under the Brexit withdrawal agreement) and their family members, who themselves are citizens of the UK. 

family member of a UK citizen is: 

  • a spouse, 
  • a same-sex registered partner,
  • a parent who is the primary carer of an EU citizen under 21 years of age,
  • an offspring of a UK citizen (a child, grandchild) who is under 21 years of age,
  • an offspring of a UK citizen’s spouse who is under 21 years of age,
  • a UK citizen’s offspring or ancestor (a parent, parent-in-law) who is or immediately before his/her entrance in the Czech Republic was dependent on the support or primary care (satisfaction of essential needs) of the UK citizen, 
  • an offspring or an ancestor of a UK citizen’s spouse who is or immediately before his/her entrance in the Czech Republic was dependent on the support or primary care (satisfaction of essential needs) of the UK citizen.

Also:

  • other family members (e.g. a sibling, cousin, aunt or uncle) who, at the same time:
    • are supported by the UK citizen in their country of origin, or
    • are members of the UK citizen’s household in their country of origin, or
    • require personal care of the UK citizen for serious medical reasons, or
  • his/her partner with whom they live together, if they provide evidence of the long-term partnership.

How long is a registration certificate valid for? 

A registration certificate for the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is valid for 5 years. The validity of the registration certificate cannot be extended. This means that when the certificate expires, you must apply for it again, or you can apply for a permanent residence permit.


What does a registration certificate look like?


What does a registration certificate enable you to do?

A valid registration certificate gives you the same rights in the fields of employment and free movement as EU citizens have in the Czech Republic.

As part of the registration certificate application process, an employee of the Ministry of the Interior will also apply for a personal identity number for you. This does not apply to foreigners who have already received a personal identity number. You need to provide a personal identity number, for example, when buying a car.

If you wanted to apply for a permanent residence permit, a registration certificate helps you to prove how long you have been staying in the Czech Republic.