Most Czech employers will require you to provide them with your Czech criminal record (sometimes also known as a Czech criminal clearance report or Czech criminal clearance certificate).
You’ll also need to present this document when you apply for a visa to another country. If you’ve lived in the Czech Republic and need a visa to travel to another state, then you’ll be required to provide your Czech criminal record.
Where and how do you get your Czech criminal clerance record?
You can apply for your Czech criminal record at any Czech post office using the Czechpoint service.
To do this, you should fill out the application form. You can either submit it yourself or PraguExpats or another representative can do it for you using a power of attorney.
If you want to apply through Czechpoint, you’ll need to provide the following:
- Your Passport
- The original or an official copy of your birth certificate. This must be translated into Czech by a court-certified translator.
If you don’t want to use your birth certificate, there’s another way to get your Czech criminal clearance record. You can do this at the criminal records office at Soudni 1, Prague 4.
How long does it take to arrange Czech criminal clearance report?
If you’re not an EU citizen, you should be able to get your Czech criminal clearance record on the same day you apply.
If you’re an EU citizen, it may take up to 20 days to get your Czech criminal record. EU citizens who already have their temporary residency permit and Czech birth number may be able to speed up the process..
Any other requirements?
The authorities in some countries that need your Czech criminal record may ask for additional certifications. These certifications include an apostille and super legalization
Why you need your Czech criminal clearance record?
Having your Czech criminal record is essential if you want to work for a Czech company or travel to certain countries.
If you’ve already left the Czech Republic or want to avoid the hassle of arranging for your Czech criminal record, please feel free to contact us. We can arrange for your Czech criminal record in Prague using a power of attorney so there’s no need for you to visit any government offices in person.