How to Get a Police Certificate - Czech Republic

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Extract from the Criminal Register (Výpis z evidence rejstříku trestů)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Czech Republic:

If you live in Czech Republic:

You should apply at any local or municipal authority office or directly at the Criminal Register office in Prague.

If you have a recognized electronic signature, you can also apply directly online to the electronic mailroom of the Criminal Register (this service is only offered in the Czech).

If you live outside of Czech Republic:

You should apply at your nearest Czech embassy or consulate.

If you are not a citizen of Czech Republic:

If you live in Czech Republic:

You should apply at any local or municipal authority office or directly at the Criminal Register Office in Prague.

If you live outside of Czech Republic:

You should apply at the nearest Czech embassy or consulate.

Information and documents you need:

  • An official application form, available at any local or municipal office
  • Applicable fees
  • Original and valid personal identity document with a photograph (such as a national ID card, a passport or a foreigner’s residence permit)
  • If a representative is applying on your behalf, he/she must have notarized power of attorney (including a sworn translation in Czech if not already in that language)

Special notes and considerations

You must have your certificate translated into English or French.

For more information on fees, processes or on how to obtain a recognized electronic signature (in order to apply online), please visit the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic website (available in Czech only).

Unless you apply directly at the Criminal Register office in Prague, the results will be returned to you by mail.

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