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Applying for a Certificate of Czech Citizenship

Here you can find information about how to apply for a Certificate of Czech Citizenship


A  Czech citizenship certificate ("CCC") issued in the last 12 months is a proof of Czech citizenship. Its possession is not mandatory as a valid passport or national identity card ("občanský průkaz") can be used as a proof of Czech citizenship. However, it is necessary to obtain and submit a citizenship certificate when a person wishes to apply for a Czech passport abroad and does not have any other proof of citizenship issued in the Czech Republic (valid passport, občanský průkaz, or pre-marriage approval containing the citizenship status).

PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to the Czech Citizenship Act, birth certificates, marriage certificates and drivers licenses are not valid as a proof of citizenship. Also, a CCC older than 12 months cannot be accepted as valid proof of citizenship.


1. Application for Certificate of Czech Citizenship (PDF, 181 KB)

PLEASE NOTE: The application form must be filled out completely. If a particular question is not applicable, please indicate this in the form. Do not leave blank spaces.

2. Questionnaire for the application (PDF, 190 KB)

3) Other documents of vital records


  • - birth certificate,
  • - marriage certificate if the person entered into a marriage, proof of partnership if the person entered into a partnership, if applicable, proof of divorce, proof of dissolution of partnership, death certificate of the deceased spouse or partner;
  • - the birth certificates of the parents, their marriage certificate if they married or, if applicable, the proof of divorce, their death certificates if they died, if the applicant has these documents;
  • - previously issued proof of her nationality and of the nationality of her parents and, where applicable, of other ancestors, if the applicant has these documents;
  • - proof of adoption, if the person whose certificate is sought was adopted by a citizen of the Czech Republic;
  • - a document proving the date and manner of acquisition of foreign citizenship.

More information on obtaining Czech vital records certificates can be found here. 

4) Consular fee



In most cases the Certificate of Czech Citizenship is issued within 1 to 2 months if the applicant was born in the Czech Republic and has or previously had a proof of citizenship (ie. passport, ID card...). If this is not the case, expect about 3 to 6 months waiting period.


Application can be made for this document at our office in person.

Since the processing of the application does not take place at our Embassy, please understand that the consular staff cannot fill out the application forms for you. However, we will gladly go assist you with the forms and answer any questions you may have.