Permanent Residence Permit after 5 Years of Temporary Residence in the Czech Republic

A permanent residence permit is a type of permit that is issued upon request to third countries nationals who on the day of application have resided in the Czech Republic continuously for at least 5 years.





Who can apply for a permanent residence permit after 5 years of temporary residence?

You can apply for a permanent residence permit after 5 years of residence in the Czech Republic if on the day of application you meet the requirement of at least 5-year continuous residence in the Czech Republic.

How long is a permanent residence permit valid for?

The permanent residence permit’s validity is not limited in time, only the permit document’s validity is. A permanent residence permit document is issued for 10 years, in the case of foreign nationals under 15 years of age for 5 years. The validity of the document can be extended repeatedly.

What does this residence permit look like?

What obligations does this residence permit mean?

If you hold a permanent residence permit, you must follow the obligations for foreigners stipulated by law.

What does this residence permit enable you to do?

If you hold a valid residence permit, you can leave and re-enter the Czech Republic repeatedly. You can also travel within the Schengen Area without a visa.

As permanent residence permit holders, you also have free access to the labour market, access to the public medical insurance and a right to social welfare benefits. Subject to conditions stipulated by law, you can be also entitled to a retirement pension.