How to report my arrival in the Czech Republic?
10.09.2012 / 19:00
A national of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland who intends to stay in the Czech Republic for a period exceeding 30 days is obliged, within 30 days of his/her arrival in the Czech Republic, to report the place of his/her stay to the relevant Alien Police Inspectorate in charge of location of his/her place of stay. This obligation does not apply when the duty to report lies with the accommodation provider.
The same obligation applies to family members of a national of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland if this national resides in the Czech Republic. In the case that a national of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland does not reside in the Czech Republic, his/her family member is obliged to report the place of his/her stay under the same conditions as any third-country national.
A third-country national is obliged to report the place of his/her stay in the Czech Republic within 3 working days of his/her arrival in the Czech Republic to the relevant Alien Police Inspectorate according to his/her place of stay. This obligation does not apply to a foreign national under 15 years, or personnel of a diplomatic mission or consular post of a foreign country or international governmental organisation accredited in the Czech Republic, his/her family members registered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a foreign national whose accommodation is ensured by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, or a foreign national who has satisfied this obligation through his/her accommodation provider.
The report duty is met by filling in and signing the registration form; the scope of data to be filled in is stipulated by § 97 of the Alien Act.
Not meeting the report duty means that a third-country has undergone an offence (§ 157 par. 1 letter r of the Alien Act) for which he/she may be charged a fine for up to CZK 3,000.