This website is intended for workers coming from European Union (EU) countries and family members of a citizen of an EU country. Who is a family member of an EU citizen is defined in § 15a and § 180f of Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the residence of foreigners in the territory of the Czech Republic.
An EU citizen is a citizen of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Similar rights also apply to citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, and to citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who are covered by Part Two of the Withdrawal Agreement (Brexit).
A so called close family member of an EU citizen is a family member of a citizen of any of the countries listed above (including a Czech citizen registered for permanent residence) who is:
a spouse or a registered partner;
a parent, if the EU citizen is under 21 years of age, for whom he or she is actually caring;
a descendant under the age of 21 or such descendant of the spouse of an EU citizen; and
a descendant or ancestor, or a descendant or ancestor of the spouse of an EU citizen, if he or she is dependent for the satisfaction of his or her basic needs on maintenance or other necessary care provided by the EU citizen or his or her spouse, or was dependent on such maintenance or other necessary care immediately before entering the territory of the State of which he or she is a citizen or of the State in which he or she was allowed to reside.
We also consider a foreigner to be a distant family member of an EU national if they can prove that:
is a relative of a citizen of the European Union or a citizen of the Czech Republic registered for permanent residence in the territory and
1. is a dependent of that EU citizen or Czech citizen in the country of origin,
2. is a member of the household of that EU citizen or Czech national in the country of origin, or
3. and his/her serious health reasons urgently require the personal care of that EU citizen or Czech national, or
has a duly documented permanent partnership with an EU citizen or a citizen of the Czech Republic registered for permanent residence in the territory.
These groups of persons should be introduced to and summarized their basic rights and obligations that they have in the territory of the Czech Republic (CR). Using the FAQ method, the website attempts to present the most common questions and answers to work and life situations that these persons may encounter in the Czech Republic.
The information provided on this website is indicative only and corresponds to the state of the law as of 1st December 2021.