Czech Citizenship FAQs

If your parents or grandparents are from Czech, you probably already know that Czech citizenship makes it possible for you to reside, study, own property and gain employment in the European Union countries. To help you navigate the bureaucratic maze that acquiring citizenship is, we’ve put together answers to commonly asked questions about Czech citizenship and EU passports

Citizenship Process

No, you will not need to renounce your current citizenship, as long as your country allows for dual citizenship.

For obtaining ancestral citizenship (i.e. renewal of citizenship by declaration or confirmation of citizenship), you do not need to speak Czech and there is no language or cultural test.

If you are applying for naturalisation in the Czech Republic, you do have to speak Czech and take a test.

Originals or official duplicates are required of all foreign documents i.e. Australian/ US/ British/ South African etc., in order for them to be apostilled.

Originals or certified copies of all Czech documents are also required to be submitted with a citizenship application.

If you do not want to send the originals, we recommend obtaining duplicates of the foreign documents and consular certified copies of the Czech documents.

Polaron is unable to apply for a passport on your behalf. Once you are a confirmed citizen of the Czech Republic, you can go to your local consulate and apply for it yourself. This is a straight forward process and we would provide you with all of the necessary documentation. The cost is around 1200 CZK (~USD$100) and you do not need to speak Czech to apply for the passport.

All new enquirers must fill out a family tree so that our Eligibility and Compliance team has a clearer picture of your family history when assessing your case. The Polaron family tree template also includes important details such as immigration dates, marriage dates, naturalisation dates and times of army service. These are all important factors that impact eligibility.

You can submit a request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to find out this information. The USCIS will issue you with either a naturalisation certificate or a non-naturalisation certificate / certificate of non-existence.

It is unlikely that we would be able to tell you whether you are eligible, without this information. These are considered crucial details to determine eligibility. In some cases we can offer research to determine eligibility, if you are unable to find this out independently.

Czech Citizenship by Descent

Your parent does not need to be a Czech citizen before you apply for citizenship. However you will need to provide proof that you are a direct descendent of your grandparent by including your parent’s birth and marriage certificates, if they’re married. You can apply for citizenship, without your parent having to apply too.

We have a 97.5 % success rate, because we take evaluating your case very seriously and we only advise you to proceed with the application if we are certain of your eligibility. We also offer a money-back guarantee.

Other Ways of Gaining Czech Citizenship

Yes, naturalisation in the Czech Republic is open to anyone who meets the legal conditions. These include five years of permanent residence in the Czech Republic, a Czech language exam, a Czech history and culture exam, proof of income and a clean criminal record.

About Polaron

For Czech citizenship, we have a 97.5% success rate. We are very serious when evaluating your case and we only advise you to proceed with the application if we are certain of your eligibility. 

Polaron was established in 2000 and is headed by Eva Hussain who is herself Polish and of Jewish heritage. As a certified translator and interpreter, Eva saw a niche to fill by helping people get European citizenship. The company has since supported over 15,000 people to get EU citizenship.

Our head office is located in Melbourne, Australia. We also have offices in Sydney, Europe and the US.

Yes, absolutely. Many of our clients live overseas or in remote areas.

Polaron has strict policies and procedure in place to guarantee that personal details, documents and information are treated in the strictest of confidence. We never share any information with anyone unless authorized by you.

Duration

The Czech authorities should decide on your application within 6 months once filed. Please remember that obtaining all the necessary documents, certificates and translations will also take weeks, if not months. The entire process usually takes approximately 12 months.

After your citizenship application is approved, the usual processing time for a standard passport is 1-3 months. In an emergency, a passport can be issued within 24 hours by the consulate.

Yes, you can! Please contact us for more details.

Cost

Every application is different because it is based on specific circumstances. We are able to provide an exact price soon after you have a FREE Discovery Call with our team, as they will be able to give further details.

Yes, we do. Payment plans can be spread across several months.

Yes, we offer a competitive family discount. See under family members for more details.

Family Members

If your children are under the age of 18, they can be  included in your application, but will need to have their own case file. If they are 18 or older and qualify, they will need to apply separately. Your grandchildren can also apply with you.

Certainly! In fact, all living ancestors in the direct line between you and your Polish ancestor are eligible. The research only needs to be done once and everybody can benefit. Applying with siblings or cousins requires little additional research and is a great way to divide up costs. Another benefit of applying with other family members is that you only need one set of documents.

Yes, as long as they follow the same ancestral line. Many people share the cost of research, which only needs to be done once per family.

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