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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).

Child born while parents married

Minor – (child younger than 18 years):

When a child’s parents have a Czech marriage certificate which includes surname agreement section – oddací list s dohodou o příjmení -and one parent submits the other parent’s documents, it is sufficient for only one parent to be present to file the application. If the child is a female and parents require the surname to be recorded without the suffix -ova, both parents must be present for the application. If the child is 15 years of age, the child must be present as well.

Adult - child older than 18 years:

When an adult applicant has all the required documentation from his/her parents, including Czech marriage certificate, he/she can submit the application without the presence of parents.


The following must be submitted:

Please note: All documents must be originals. Copies of documents, excluding those certified in the Czech Republic, cannot be accepted. 

  1. Completed form: Žádost o zapis narozeni.
  2. Child’s birth certificate. To obtain the certificate, you must contact the appropriate provincial authority:
    Ontario: Service Ontario
    Alberta: Vital Statistics Alberta
    Manitoba: Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
    Saskatchewan: eHealth Saskatchewan
    • • The birth certificate MUST contain parents’ names and surnames. Please obtain the long-form format birth certificate (also referred to as certified copy of birth registration) as it contains all the necessary information. We are unable to accept wallet size birth certificates.
    • • The original (NOT a notarized copy) must be authenticated by the Department of Global Affairs Canada. The federal authentication department authenticates original certificates issued in all Canadian provinces and territories. In the case of a birth in Ontario, you may obtain the authentication certificate from the provincial Official Document Services in Toronto (Certificate of Authentication). Please note this office does not authenticate short polymer birth certificates. In Alberta, the provincial authentication office is the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office in Edmonton.
    • • Along with the authenticated birth certificate you will submit a professional translation into Czech language. The translation must be done on a computer on a separate sheet of paper. The translation does not have to be notarized. We do not accept translation by automated translators. 
  3. Child’s Czech citizenship certificate or, completed application and questionnaire to determine Czech citizenship and to issue Czech citizenship certificate.
  4. Parent’s Czech birth certificates (if one of the parents is a foreigner, the birth certificate is typically not required except from a parent born in Slovakia).
  5. Parents’ proof of Czech citizenship (občansky průkaz, Czech passport, Czech citizenship certificate) Osvedceni o statnim obcanstvi Ceske republiky).
  6. Parent’s Czech marriage certificate (ODDACI LIST) PLEASE NOTE – If parents’ marriage took place abroad and the marriage has not been registered in the Czech Republic yet, parents are to submit an application to register the marriage alongside this application.
  7. Completed form: Žádost o zápis příjmení do knihy narození v mužském tvaru - Application to have the surname recorded without the suffix -ova – for females only and optional. If parents require this, both must be present at the Consulate for the signature on the form. In addition, if the child is older than 15 but not yet 18, she must sign this form as well. Adult applicants sign their own forms.
  8. Completed form:  Žádost o přidělení rodného čísla – Application to have rodne cislo (Czech birth ID number) assigned.
  9. Completed form:  Prohlášení o volbě druhého jména If the child has more than two names on the birth certificate, it is necessary to select which two names will be recorded on the Czech birth certificate. Both parents must be present to sign the form. Adult applicants do not need this form signed by parents.
  10. Completed form:  Osobní údaje – please enter the information on the applicant, not the child.

 

Parents are not married – mother is Czech Republic citizen 

The following documents are to be submitted to register the birth:
Please note: All documents must be originals. Copies of documents, excluding those certified in the Czech Republic, cannot be accepted. 

In the case of children born while parents are not married it is necessary to verify/document the marital status of the mother at the time of the child’s birth so that the parenthood/paternity can be determined in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Act No 89/2012 Coll., (the Civil Code, provisions § 776-784) and to submit:

  • • If the mother is divorced, divorce certificate with information when the divorce took legal effect and the mother’s birth certificate (rodny list).
  • • If the mother is a widow, death certifacte (umrtni list) of the deceased spouse  and the mother’s birth certificate (rodny list).
  • • If the mother is single, or the parents are not married and the child’s father‘s information is on the Canadian birth certificate, the long form birth certificate (certified copy of birth registration) MUST be submitted. The certificate only format cannot be accepted. If you are unable to submit this type of certificate, the certified copy of birth regsotration, parents will make a declaration of paternity that includes agreement on the child’s name and surname.  Czech parent(s) will submit their birth certificates. 

The following must be submitted: 
Please note: All documents must be originals. Copies of documents, excluding those certified in the Czech Republic, cannot be accepted. 

  1. Completed form: Žádost o zapis narozeni
  2. Child’s birth certificate. To obtain the certificate, you must contact the appropriate provincial authority: 
    Ontario: Service Ontario
    Alberta: Vital Statistics Alberta
    Manitoba: Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency
    Saskatchewan: eHealth Saskatchewan
    • • The birth certificate MUST contain parents’ names and surnames, must be the certified copy of birth registration and must be the long-form format birth certificate (also referred to as certified copy of birth registration, photocopy of registration of birth etc.). We are unable to accept birth certificates formats.
    • • The original (NOT a notarized copy) must be authenticated by the Department of Global Affairs Canada. The federal authentication department authenticates original certificates issued in all Canadian provinces and territories. In the case of a birth in Ontario, you may obtain the authentication certificate from the provincial Official Document Services in Toronto (Certificate of Authentication). In Alberta, the provincial authentication office is the Deputy Provincial Secretary’s Office in Edmonton.
    • • Along with the authenticated birth certificate you will submit a professional translation into Czech language. The translation must be done on a computer on a separate sheet of paper. The translation does not have to be notarized. We do not accept translation by automated translators. 
  3. Child’s Czech citizenship certificate or completed application and questionnaire to determine Czech citizenship and to issue Czech citizenship certificate.
  4. Parent’s Czech birth certificates (if one of the parents is a foreigner, the birth certificate is typically not required except from a parent born in Slovakia).
  5. Parents’ proof of Czech citizenship ((občansky průkaz, Czech passport, Czech citizenship certificate) Osvedceni o statnim obcanstvi Ceske republiky)
  6. Completed form: Žádost o zápis příjmení do knihy narození v mužském tvaru - Application to have the surname recorded without the suffix -ova – for females only and optional. If parents require this, both must be present at the Consulate for the signature on the form. In addition, if the child is older than 15 but not yet 18, she must sign this form as well. Adult applicants sign their own forms.
  7. Completed form:  Žádost o přidělení rodného čísla – Application to have rodne cislo (Cech birth ID number) assigned.
  8. Completed form:  Prohlášení o volbě druhého jména If the child has more than two names on the birth certificate, it is necessary to select which two names will be recorded on the Czech birth certificate. Both parents must be present to sign the form. Adult applicants do not need this form signed by parents.
  9. Completed form:  Osobní údaje – please enter the information on the applicant, not the child.

 

Parents are not married – and the mother is neither a Czech Republic citizen nor

  1. a citizen of an EU Member State, 
  2. a citizen of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, 
  3. has permanent residence in the Czech Republic.

Please contact us in advance for instructions. The procedure follows §6, §7, or, §28of the Act No  186/2013 Coll/.Sb., (The Act on Czech Citizenship. 
For more information please contact 
Ministerstvo vnitra Ceske republiky

Attachments

Prohlášení dvě jména 24 KB DOC (Word document) Oct 27, 2021

Rodné číslo 25 KB DOC (Word document) Oct 27, 2021

Zápis narození 33 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

Zápis_1_příjmení v mužském tvaru-dospělá žena-dodatečný... 26 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

Zápis_2_příjmení v mužském tvaru-dospělá žena-první... 27 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

Zápis_3_příjmení v mužském tvaru-nezletilé dítě-první... 28 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

Zápis_4_příjmení v mužském tvaru-nezletilé... 31 KB DOCX (FILE_TYPE_DOCX) Oct 27, 2021

Osobní údaje. 35 KB DOC (Word document) Oct 27, 2021