Obligations of third Country Nationals - General Information
Obligations of Third Country Nationals are governed by the Foreigners Act. Below you can find what obligations foreigners in the Czech Republic deal with most frequently.
Your obligations as third country nationals are mainly:
- To report to the Department of Foreign Police that you have arrived in the Czech Republic within 3 days from the day you entered the country. You can download the registration form on the Foreign Police website. You do not have this obligation if the accommodation provider (hotel, hostel…) reports your arrival.
- If you come to the Czech Republic in order to collect a long-term or a permanent residence permit, you can report your arrival in the country at a Ministry of the Interior office, where you need to arrange for your biometric data to be taken as well.
- To report a change of name, surname, civil status, information in a travel document, including the issuance of a new travel document, as well as a change of information in your residence permit at a Ministry of the Interior office within 3 working days from the day the change was made. In the case of a visa-free stay or a stay with a short-term visa, you have to report these changes to the Foreign Police.
- To report at a Ministry of the Interior office a change of address within 30 working days from the day the change was made.
- If you lose or damage your residence permit document or if it has been stolen, you must report it at a Ministry of the Interior office within 3 working days from the day the incident occurred.
- If you lose your travel document or if it has been stolen from you, you must report it immediately to the police.
- If you want to end your residence in the Czech Republic, you must hand back the certificate of residence 3 days before the end of your residence at the latest.
- To identify yourself with a valid travel document or a valid residence permit document (biometric card) when prompted by the police.
- To provide a proof of travel medical insurance if you are prompted to do so during a residence check.
- You can see for more obligations for foreigners directly in the Foreigners Act of the Czech Republic, Law no. 326/1999 Coll.