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Census 2021

The 2021 Census begins at midnight on March 26–27, 2021. You can be counted online using the electronic form on the site or in the mobile app. The Online Census lets everyone to satisfy the legal obligation to be counted quickly and easily, without having to fill in paper census forms later.

The online Census
can be fulfilled until May 11, 2021.

You can find all the necessary details about the Census 2021 on their website www.scitani.cz

Who is affected by the Census

You must enumerate yourself in case you have a permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days. You must also fill in the form if you have been granted asylum or you have stayed in our territory at midnight from 26 to 27 March 2021. Minors and persons who are not competent to perform legal acts can be filled in by another adult member of the household. The Census does not apply to foreigners who have been in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days (for example, tourists) and foreign diplomats.

Czech citizens abroad

All citizens of the Czech Republic, who have a permanent residence here, are obliged to enumerate themselves. Citizens who do not have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, but in fact live in the Czech Republic at the decisive moment (midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) must also be enumerated. For example, they have returned from abroad and have not yet registered to stay.

In other words, every citizen who has a permanent residence registered in the Czech Republic (more precisely, had it at midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) will enumerated. It does not matter where such person lives in the world, what his/her citizenship is or where he/she is registered to stay abroad. In majority of cases, this applies to Czech citizens living abroad, since very few people end their permanent residence when they move from the Czech Republic. Citizens living abroad who have officially ended their stay in the Czech Republic are not affected by the Census.

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.

Only electronic forms will be available abroad, the distribution and collection of paper forms will not take place abroad.

Foreigners living in the Czech Republic

All foreigners who have a permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days (regardless of whether they are currently in the Czech Republic or not) are obliged to enumerate themselves. You must also fill in the form if you have been granted asylum or you have stayed in our territory at midnight from 26 to 27 March 2021. The Census does not apply to diplomats and foreigners who have been in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days only.

In other words:
1. Everyone who has a registered stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days, has been granted an asylum or lived in the Czech Republic at the decisive moment at midnight from 26 March to  27 March 2021) must be enumerated. It does not matter where such person lives in the world, what his/her citizenship is or where he/she is registered to stay abroad.
2. Everyone who is present in our territory at the decisive moment (at midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) is enumerated, unless the diplomat or tourist is present only for a short time (within 90 days). A registered stay in the Czech Republic does not make a difference.

You are not fluent in Czech? 7 language versions of the online form are available for your use (English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Romani). You can also use translations of the paper form in these languages. You may obtain them from a Census enumerator, at Census contact points or by downloading them directly from this website.

Online Census

The electronic Census form will be available from March 27 to May 11. Enumerate yourself using this website or in our mobile application, which can be downloaded using Google Play or App Store under the name "Census21". Those who do not enumerate themselves online will have to fill out a paper Census form.

Failure to enumerate

If one does not fulfill their legal obligation, they will be enumerated on the basis of data available in the state's databases. According to the law, a fine of up to CZK 10,000 may be imposed for failure to provide data (Section 24, Paragraph 8 of Act No. 332/2020 Coll., On the Census of Population, Housing and Dwellings in 2021). However, the goal is not to penalize anyone. Please enumerate yourself and help gain valuable information for the further development of our country, the results of the Census will help everyone.