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Permanent Residence for EU citizens

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If you’ve been living in the Czech Republic continuously for 5 years, you qualify for permanent residence. Permanent residence in the Czech Republic brings major benefits. Pexpats help you with the entire process.

We prepare all the paperwork for your application and support you through every step of the process. Most tasks are done for you with a power of attorney so you save your time and avoid the bureaucratic hassles. Once your residence permit is approved. we come with you to pick it up. The entire process takes 45 days.

What’s in your Permanent Residence Package
  • Complete preparation of your paperwork and arrangement of the application process
  • Official registration of you as a foreigner in the Czech Republic*
  • Arrangement of your Czech birth number (a mandatory administrative code)
  • Preparation of any other requested documents
  • Monitoring of your application status with updates
  • Booking of all appointments
  • Support in-person
  • Fast and clear answers to all your questions

What you need to provide
  1. Passport
  2. Proof of your legal accommodation (e.g. rental contract, ownership deed, or proof of accommodation form from the legal property owner)
  3. Two (2) passport ID-sized photos**
  4. A signed power of attorney for our arrangement of your permanent residence (to be completed at our office)
*This means you don’t have to register with the Czech Foreign Police.
**Photos should be in colour and 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm with a white background.

Fees

The fixed fee for the Permanent Residence Package is 10.100 CZK (all-inclusive)*

*It is also possible to pay installments.

Steps
  1. Book your appointment with us
  2. Send us a scan of the proof of accommodation or rent contract
  3. Meet at our offices and bring all the documents you need to provide
  4. Sign the power of attorney for our arrangement of your permanent residency
  5. We prepare and lodge your application for you
  6. Your application’s approved! We book an appointment to collect your permanent residency
  7. We come with you to pick up your permanent residency

As an EU citizen, you’re not required to apply for permanent residence in the Czech Republic. If you’re planning to stay in the country for a while though you’ll find that having a Czech permanent residence permit brings some crucial advantages. Two of the most important benefits of permanent residency over temporary residency concern your eligibility for a mortgage and public health insurance. As a permanent resident, you will find it easier to: obtain a mortgage obtain public health insurance as a sole payer. This is the case even if you don’t have a job or trade licence. After holding a permanent residence permit for 5 years, you are eligible for Czech citizenship.