General info

If you need to have your documents confirmed legally as exact copies of originals, you have two options: either go to a notary, or to a CzechPoint service at a post office (only documents in Czech and Slovak, though).

Note that if need to a verified copy of a public document, you need a special certificate – apostille. Read our guide on how to get an apostille.

Notaries

Take your original document and visit the office of any state-authorized notary (‘notář/notářka’) where the necessary procedure will be carried out speedily and for a standard rate.

There are many notaries in Brno. For English-speaker customers, we usually recommend:

The CzechPoint service

CzechPoint service is a platform for assisted access to the public administration system.

The complete map of CzechPoints is available here. You can find a CzechPoint in almost every post office as well – you can check on the map here, but you can also search for the nearest CzechPoint on google maps. The post would then have a CzechPoint logo out front.

At CzechPoint, you can get:

  • an authenticated copy of your documents,
  • your signature verified,
  • certified extracts from a number of public administration information systems (e.g. Criminal Register, Land Register),
  • and more: read at the official website.

Verified signatures

When it comes to verification, the CzechPoint service works like a notary. Go to your nearest post office with CzechPoint and bring one of these:

  • a valid identification card (EU citizens);
  • a valid passport (nonEU citizens);
  • and a residence permit.

Ask for “vidimace – ověřování kopie listiny“. The clerk will attach a small document with information regarding who, where and when has done the verification. Then you will sign the document in front of them.

The process takes around 10 minutes and costs 30 CZK.

Authentication

If you need an authenticated copy, bring the document with you and ask for an authenticated copy (‘ověřená kopie’). The clerk will make a copy and put a stamp on it.

However, only documents in Czech or Slovak language will be verified.

Again, the process takes around 10 minutes and costs 30 CZK + 3 CZK for a black and white copy.