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Legal assistance, inheritance, searching for relatives

In this section you will find information that may be useful to you when dealing with your legal matters (e.g. inheritance) or when searching for your relatives in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Bar Association provides access to the Register of Lawyers of the Czech Bar Association with more than 10 thousand active lawyers and attorneys at law.
The Notarial Chamber of the Czech Republic provides access to the Register of Czech Notaries. Their website also describes legal procedures regarding the most common notarial services (in Czech only).

Probate proceedings (inheritance) in the Czech Republic

Basic information on probate proceedings (inheritance law) taking place in the Czech Republic may be found on the website of the Notarial Chamber of the Czech Republic (in Czech only).
Basic information (in English) is also available on the website of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union.

European Directory of Notaries - find a notary who speaks your language. Find a notary anywhere in the EU at https://notaries-directory.eu/en..

Our Consulate cannot provide any services related to probate proceedings in the Czech Republic!

Search for ancestors or relatives in the Czech Republic

In case you are searching for your Czech ancestors or relatives who lived or are supposed to be living in the territory of the Czech Republic, eg for the purpose of a genealogy research or to simply (re)establish contacts, you may find many useful information online (eg Wiki Family Search) which could help you in your family/genealogy search. Any request for genealogy research and/or reproductions of historic documents deposited in the State Archives of the Czech Republic should be addressed to the Administration of Archives of the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. The Czech National Archive (Narodní archiv) is also able to directly deal with genealogy research requests as well.

Under certain conditions you may also contact the Reconnecting Families service of the American Red Cross and ask for their help. The Czech Ministry of Interior provides a paid service that enables to contact Czech citizens living in the Czech Republic (in Czech only).

Our Consulate cannot provide any services related to search for relatives or ancestors in the Czech Republic!