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2021 Czech Census concerns persons living abroad with registered residence in the Czech Republic

The Census has been conducted on the territory of the current Czech Republic since 1869. It is compulsory based on the Act No. 332/2020, on the 2021 Population and Housing Census. 

All persons with a permanent residence or temporary residence for over 90 days and persons who have been granted asylum in the Czech Republic are obliged to get counted. It includes also other persons who are in the decisive moment (midnight from Friday 26 March to Saturday 27 March 2021) present in the territory of the Czech Republic.

Every citizen who has a permanent residence registered in the Czech Republic (or, more precisely, had it at midnight from 26th March to 27th March 2021) must get counted. It does not matter where such a person lives in the world, what other citizenship he/she has, or where he/she is registered to stay abroad. It applies to the majority of Czech citizens living abroad, since very few people officially end their permanent residence when they move from the Czech Republic. The duty to get counted in the Census does not apply to citizens living abroad who have officially ended their permanent residence in the Czech Republic.

Therefore, if you live abroad and do not have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic or you will not be present in our territory at the decisive moment, you do not have to fill in the Census form. If you live abroad but still have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, you will have to fill in the Census form.

All foreigners who have a permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic for over 90 days (regardless of whether they are currently in the Czech Republic or not) are obliged to get counted. The Census does not apply to diplomats and foreigners who are staying in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days (e.g. tourists).

Only electronic forms will be available abroad from March 27, 2021, to May 11, 2021:

  • on the website www.scitani.cz
  • mobile application Sčítání21 in Google Play or App Store

You can find more information on CZSO | Census 2021 (scitani.cz) or you can contact hot line: +420 274 056 789 or +420 840304 050 (as of March 12, 2021)

The Census 2021 is managed and coordinated by the Czech Statistical Office.