Baby registration of foreigners in the Czech Republic

Registering a baby for EU citizens

A baby born in the Czech Republic whose parents are EU citizens should get a Czech temporary residency and the steps are following:

Step 1.
Arrange health insurance for a newborn if none of the parents has a permanent residency or EU citizen who is registered with public health insurance. This can be done with a health insurance provider in person.

Step 2.
Collect the birth certificate from the local registration office. It must be official and not a photocopy.

Step 3.
Apply for a baby’s passport and provide it to the immigration office before the deadline and get an appointment for the biometric procedure.

Step 4.
Skip this if you don’t have permanent residency.
With confirmation from the immigration office, register for health insurance, and get a temporary public health insurance card. Once you attach the permanent residency ID of the baby, you will get the permanent health insurance.

Step 5.
Visit the immigration office at the appointment date arranged through the biometric card.

Registering a baby for NON-EU citizens

A baby born in the Czech Republic whose parents are not EU citizens should obtain a Czech residency and the steps are following:

Step 1.
Arrange health insurance for a newborn if none of the parents has a permanent residency or EU citizen who is registered with public health insurance. This can be done with a health insurance provider in person.

Step 2.
Collect the birth certificate from the local registration office. It must be official and not a photocopy.

Step 3.
Apply for Czech family reunification residency at the immigration office. Be sure to ask what is the maximum deadline for attaching your child’s passport. According to law, the deadline can be 180 days.

Step 4.
Skip this if you don’t have permanent residency.
With confirmation from the immigration office, register for health insurance, and get a temporary public health insurance card. Once you attach the permanent residency ID of the baby, you will get the permanent health insurance.

Step 5.
Apply for a baby’s passport and provide it to the immigration office before the deadline and get an appointment for the biometric procedure.

Step 6
Visit the immigration office at appointment date arranged through the  biometric card.



If both parents have been living in the Czech Republic at least 1 year before the baby was born, they have a chance to get financial support which was 220 000 CZK before January 1, 2019. For parents whose babies were born after January 1, 2019, 300 000 CZK is given.

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