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Vital records – registration of birth, marriage or death of a Czech citizen that took place in Canada.

The following information is to be used when you need to apply to register a life event – birth, death, marriage - that took place in Canada. This application will result in the registration of the event in the Czech Republic and the issuance of the appropriate registry certificate - birth, marriage, or death certificate.

If you are born abroad and were just issued your first Czech citizenship certificate, registering your birth and possibly marriage is the essential step towards obtaining a Czech passport and other Czech identity documents. Czech citizens are obliged to present Czech issued registry certificates in the Czech Republic; therefore, it is advisable to submit an appropriate application as soon as possible and not delay it. Life events of Czech citizens that took place abroad are registered by Zvláštní matrika Brno. Applications can be submitted at our office.

Please note: if you are looking to obtain a replacement certificate - i.e., the event had already been registered in the CR, consult the information on issuing duplicates here.

The key documents required to register a life event are the official foreign vital registry document, proof of Czech citizenship of the person whose life event is to be registered and other additional documents required to verify the accuracy of the information being registered. You may notice that some of the required documents to register a life event overlap with the documents necessary to apply for a Czech citizenship certificate. 

General steps to follow:

·       The application is submitted in person during an appointment that has been arranged beforehand by e-mailing: toronto.appointment(at)mzv.cz

Under the age of 18 - applications are submitted by a parent or a legal guardian  
Over the age of 18 - applications are submitted by applicants themselves

·       If applications are mailed, the applicant’s signatures on the forms MUST be verified by the Honorary Consulate in your area. PLEASE NOTE, if you are submitting a photocopy of a Czech passport or obcansky prukaz, the holder must date and sign the copy and include a written acknowledgment that the ID has been photocopied for the purpose of the application: "Souhlasím s pořízením kopie mého dokladu“

·       Application forms must be filled out correctly, legibly, in Czech language and nothing is to be omitted. 

Leaving items blank delays the processing and may result in the application being returned. If there is an item that is not applicable to your situation, it must be indicated on the form. Dates are to be written in the format Day/Month/Year.
Names must be written out completely, no abbreviations.
Places of birth must be in the format Town/Country

A Consular officer will review the form and may be able to answer your questions but is unable to fill the forms out for you. 

Application for a birth registration – a child born in Canada.

This application is typically submitted along with an application to determine Czech citizenship and issue a Czech citizenship certificate when a child is born abroad to Czech parent(s). more ►

Application for a marriage registration – a marriage that took place in Canada.

This application is submitted when a Czech citizen marries in Canada. Sometimes it is submitted along with an application to determine Czech citizenship and issue Czech citizenship certificate when a child is born during this marriage. more ►

Application for a death registration – a death of a Czech citizen that took place in Canada.

If a Czech citizen dies in Canada (or abroad), an application for death registration should be submitted. Only through this application process will the person be registered as deceased. more ►

Duplicate of Vital Statistics Certificate

If you do not possess the vital statistics certificate, it is possible to apply for a duplicate. Duplicates can be issued only if the the birth, death or marriage was registered in the Czech Republic . more ►