Offences of Natural Persons and Fines under the Law on the Residence of Foreigners

Offences of natural persons, are set out in § 156 of Law no. 326/1999 Coll, on the Residence of Foreigners in the Czech Republic.

In accordance with this law, fines for such offences are prescribed from CZK 3,000 up to CZK 50,000.

To resolve everyday problems, you can obtain advice on the separate page, which deals with common breaches of the duties of foreign nationals.

Most frequently occurring offences and possible sanctions:

  • Failure to report changes within a stated time-limit. 
    • Fine up to CZK 3,000. 
  • Failure to report loss, theft or damage of a document on residence permit within 3 days of the date of the incident. 
    • Fine up to CZK 5,000. 
  • Failure to extend the validity of a permanent residence card, within the specified time-limit. 
    • Fine up to CZK 3,000. 
  • Failure to file an application for a temporary residence permit of an EU citizen family member, within 3 months of the date of him/her becoming a family member. 
    • Fine up to CZK 5,000. 
  • Failure to participate in an Adaptation and Integration Course within the specified time-limit, if such a duty is applicable. 
    • Fine up to CZK 10,000.