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What type of residency will my baby get?

Foreign babies born in the Czech Republic get the same type of residency as their foreign parent(s). If the types of residence vary, the newborn baby will get the one that is more convenient.

For example, a baby born to an EU citizen and a third country citizen will get the residential status of an EU citizen, a baby born to foreign parents out of whom one has long-term or temporary residency and the other one has permanent residency will get permanent residency.

How should I apply for my baby’s residency?

EU citizens do not have an obligation to apply for residency certificate for their baby in the Czech Republic, it is their privilege. However, those who intend to stay in the country for longer than three months are strongly recommended to apply for a certificate of temporary residence. The same rule applies to their children.

–       EU parent(s) with temporary residence who wish(es) their child to get temporary residence status as well can visit the Immigration office and apply any time they wish – there is no time limit.

–       EU parent(s) with permanent residence who wish(es) their child to get permanent residence status as well should visit the Immigration office and apply within 60 days after the birth of their baby2 .

The list of documents needed:

  • the baby’s birth certificate
  • 2 passport-size photos of the baby
  • lease3
  • his/her health insurance contract / card
  • passport Identification
    • his/her passport, or
    • your passport with the baby written into it

Getting a passport for your baby or having the baby written into the parents’ passports can be a lengthy procedure sometimes. However, even if you do not have all the documents ready, visit the Immigration office within the required 60 days anyway and apply for the baby’s residence. The application process will be thus officially initiated in time, then interrupted and renewed once you provide the passport / have the baby written into yours.

2. If the parents do not manage to initiate the application process within the above-mentioned period,  they can still apply. In this case, however, the permanent residence will not be granted automatically to the baby e.g. as reunification of a family. If it is granted, it will be for humanitarian reasons.

3. Ideally, the baby should be stated as one of the tenants in the lease. If this is not possible, a lease with both of the parent(s) listed  is usually accepted as well. Make sure that your accommodation (flat, house) is listed in the land register and signed by its owner or the housing society, if owned by the latter.

What type of residency will my baby get?

Foreign babies born in the Czech Republic get the same type of residency as their foreign parent(s). If the types of residence vary, the newborn baby will get the one that is more convenient.

For example, a baby born to an EU citizen and a third country citizen will get the residential status of an EU citizen, a baby born to foreign parents out of whom one has long-term or temporary residency and the other one has permanent residency will get permanent residency.

How should I apply for my baby’s residency?

You should visit the Immigration office and apply for a residential status within 60 days after the birth of your child. You should bring:

  • the baby’s birth certificate
  • 2 passport-size photos of the baby
  • lease1
  • his/her health insurance contract / card
  • passport Identification
    • his/her passport, or
    • your passport with the baby written into it

Getting a passport for your baby or having the baby written into the parents’ passports can be a lengthy procedure sometimes. However, even if you do not have all the documents ready, visit the Immigration office within the required 60 days anyway and apply for the baby’s residence. The application process will be thus officially initiated in time, then interrupted and renewed once you provide the passport / have the baby written into yours.

1. Ideally, the baby should be stated as one of the tenants in the lease. If this is not possible, a lease with both of the parent(s) listed  is usually accepted as well. Make sure that your accommodation (flat, house) is listed in the land register and signed by its owner or the housing society, if owned by the latter.

General info

Having a baby is a very joyous event.

However, apart from regular medical check-ups and standard administrative procedures, becoming a parent in a foreign country creates a whole new list of obligations that need to be fulfilled before as well as after the baby is born.

That is why the parents (to be) should get in touch with a number of offices and familiarize with the procedures described in the answers above.

Here are the contact details of the Immigration office in Brno.

Ministry of the Interior “MOI”

Department for Asylum and Migration Policy – “OAMP” aka Immigration office

  • Hněvkovského 65
  • Appointments may be scheduled at +420 543 213 313 or 543 214 316
  • they don't communicate through emails
  • Official website

Office Hours: Monday + Wednesday: 8am-5pm; Tuesday + Thursday: 8am-2pm
Friday is closed unless you have been invited for interrogation.

Book an appointment through an online reservation system: frs.gov.cz or call 543 214 316

How to get there:

  • By bus
    There is a bus stop Hněvkovského right in front of the gate to the alley leading to the Immigration office.

    • Buses no. 40, 48, 63, 67.
  • By tram
    Tram no. 12 to the terminal stop Komárov. Then take one of the busses mentioned above from Komarov bus stop or 10min walk down the Hněvkovského street.

    • right now, the road is closed for trams (2019)
  • By car
    There is a parking lot right past the gate to the alley leading to the Immigration office.

View the exact location on Google Maps.