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Citizenship Application

Our Consular Section accepts requests for citizenship inquiries from persons of Czech and Czechoslovak background.

Our Consular Section itself does not determine, whether or not a person is entitled to be/become a Czech citizen, nor does it issue documents to this effect. The Consular Section helps the applicant prepare the request and forwards it to the respective regional authority in the Czech Republic to carry out the probe.

Anybody who thinks s/he could be a Czech citizen can file a request.

If the citizenship inquiry establishes that the applicant is a Czech citizen, the respective regional authority issues a citizenship certificate.

When determinig whether or not a person is a Czech (Czechoslovak) citizen, laws and regulations applicable at the time of acquiring or loosing the citizenship are observed. Most frequently, citizenship is gained at birth. That means that most often, laws applicable at the time of birth are observed.

Persons interested in filing a citizenship inquiry can contact us by phone and make an appointment (+852 2802 2212).

The following documents should generally be brought to the appointment:

a) any document attesting to the Czech (Czechoslovak) citizenship of the applicant or of his/her parent/s - old passport, old citizenship certificate, domiciliary certificate, etc.;
b) birth certificate;
c) birth certificates of the parent/s;
d) marriage certificate;
e) marriage certificate of the parent/s;
f) death certificate (if the application is filed instead of a deceased person);
g) confirmation about a change of name (if such a change took place and the applicant or his parent/s are still known in the Czech Republic only under the original name);
h) identification document (passport, ID card)
i) persons having a foreign citizenship must bring a document certifying the date (year) and the way of gaining that citizenship (if not available yet/anymore, these can usually be obtained through the Consulate of the respective country).

All public documents issued outside of the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia) must be legalized, as applicable. Public documents issued in Hong Kong/Macau must be equipped with Apostille. All public documents in a foreign language must be officially translated into Czech.

Individual inquiries differ and the processing time varies accordingly from approx. three months to a year. In some instances, application for a citizenship certificate and for Czech registry documents (birth and marriage certificates) can be filed simultaneously. Application for passport of the Czech Republic can only be filed after obtaining these documents.