EU Citizens in Czechia: Temporary Residence Permit Will Benefit You in Emergency Situations of the State

As we advised previously, even the EU citizens who don’t need any legal permit to stay in the Czech Republic long term should have a temporary residence certificate. For practical reasons. One of them has shown right now. With the Czech Republic being in the state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are precautions applied to any foreign nationals living in the Czech Republic, including foreigners from EU countries.


In the current situation when borders of the Czech Republic are getting closed in order to keep the country as safe as possible, only Czech citizens and expats with permanent or temporary residence permits (longer than 90 days) will be allowed to leave the country and get back. 

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The Czech government is closing the borders of the country. Photo: Everypixel

So far, the Ministry of the Interior offices are still open. Thus, if you are an EU national residing in the Czech Republic we recommend you to think forward and obtain your temporary residence right now. The last weeks have proven that when it comes to world issues like this coronavirus one is there are new restrictions coming almost every day and you don’t know what’s gonna happen in the near future.

No need to meet anyone. Temporary residence application online

Don’t worry. If you don’t want to leave your house, meet other people or you are quarantined and you want to apply for the temporary residency you can do it from your home without going anywhere. Just contact us or fill the form on our website and we will assist you remotely, meaning that you can mail us the necessary documents and we can discuss the steps via phone or email.


If you are in the Czech Republic long enough or already have a temporary residence permit go for a permanent residence permit.

Lucie Patkova

Hello, our dear blog readers! Since I am passionate about sharing interesting and important information, it's my pleasure to keep you updated what's going on in the Czech Republic so you feel at home here ;-)

30 thoughts on “EU Citizens in Czechia: Temporary Residence Permit Will Benefit You in Emergency Situations of the State

  1. Hi, I have a residency permit which has expired,can you help please, many thanks.
    Trevor Tabone

    1. Hello Trevor,

      sure, our team will do our best to help you. Please write at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

      Best regards,

  2. If I have a partnership Visa but it’s expires in June, what should I do in this situation. I was going to apply for a new one with my new partner of a year. I have been here for 11 years

    1. Hello Leah,

      You can apply for a new type of visa before your current visa is expired. Please write us at and we’ll do our best to help you apply.

      Best regards,

  3. Good day, I am a foreigner living in Znojmo And i got stucked here as if I leave I can’t re enter the country again and my family is here.

    Do you think you can help me in doing the temporary residency?


  4. Hi, I live in Brno since August 2018. However I did not apply for temporary residence and I moved to a different place where I cannot get the pappers for the permit. I would like to register myself and not have any issues. Thank you

    1. Hello Marin,

      It depends on the place you moved to. Please write at and our consultants will inform you whether it’s possible to register now.

      Best regards,

  5. Hello I am still waiting for my temporary residence by marriage I would like to have more information in my case I started my process in 2019 December 17 and I am still waiting, please I need to know more thanks.

    1. Hello Miguel,

      Due to the recent situation, it’s possible that many applications have a delay. If you have more questions, please write us at

      Best regards,

  6. Hi
    My name is Salvika bali and I am an indian student who is studying in Czech republic in Masaryk university brno. I have a long term residency card and currently its my second year here so my card is under renewal. They have issues a bridge visa until 30th april,2020. the status still shows it is in process. before state of emergency, I travelled to my country India and now I cannot travel back since borders are closed. What should I do if emergency is not lifted until 30th april,2020 and my bridging label expires? Can I still apply for extension of bridging label online? Czech embassy in India is saying they will stamp my passport for any visa that is issued in Czech republic if they receive any approval be it a residency card so I need to talk to someone in MOI there. Can you help me with this process ?

    1. Hello Salvika,

      I understand your concerns about returning to the Czech Republic. I strongly suggest you to write us at and explain your issue to our team. They’ll do their best to help you return to Brno. Thank you and take care!

      Best regards

  7. Hello. I am a dentist working in Czech republic 4 years (i speak czech) , i am living in czech republic for 9 years but i dont have permanent residency neither temporary. I have all the papers (rent contract, work contract, member of czech dental association etc.). I left czech republic 2 weeks ago due to coronavirus. In case I will need to come back i need to have temporary or permanent residency otherwise i cant. Is there any possibility to get at least temporary residence, even now that i am home?(cyprus)
    Thank you in advance

    1. Hello Margarita,

      please, write your question at and our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We’ll do our best to help you sort out your issue. Also, I’d like to inform you that we have a 20% discount on most of our services.

      Best regards,

  8. Hi Karina. You stated above that one can leave the CR and return with a temporary residence permit. I have heard from several sources that if you leave at the moment, you can’t return. Please clarify. Thanks. Roger Coates

    1. Hello Roger,

      I understand your concerns, nowadays there is a lot of mixed information. I suggest you watch a live stream with our CEO who will be answering questions of all kinds regarding the current situation in the Czech Republic. You can also submit our questions here in this form.

      Best regards,

  9. Hello my name is Gabriela ,i am rumosko i need help me please i dont work now

    1. Hello Gabriela,

      How can we help you? You can submit all your inquiries at this email address: and my colleague will get back to you as soon as possible.

      Best regards,

  10. Hello, my name is Nenad and I came to the Czech Republic in January 2019. Since then I have been employed here and have a work visa for two years. My wife has also worked here since September 2019 and also holds working papers for two years , our son is a student also in Brno, where we are. I need information, how can we get a permanent residence in the Czech Republic or become a citizen of the Czech Republic.

  11. Good day. My name is Mehriban, from Azerbaijan. My husband and I came to Europe in 29. 11. 2015. We entered to Czech republic first and from here to Sweden. Until 11.10. 2017 we lived there. Because of Dublin case, Czech government returned us Czech. From 11.10.2017 till now we live here and left nowhere. Wait for resident permit. We lived in Havirov expat camp only 15 days. Then with the help of friends we moved to Prague. Lived and worked ourselves, not depending on migration financially. How can you help us? Thanks and best regards.

    1. Hello Mehriban,

      thank you very much for reaching out to us and for the detailed information you’ve given us! Since you and your husband live in Prague I recommend that you get in touch with my wonderful colleagues at our Prague office – they will be able to help you with your situation 🙂

      Kind regards and take care,


  12. Hi..Iam holding short term business visa for Czech Republic which is valid until 12th July 2020. I have my shop in Brno and rental accommodation in Brno but because of covid 19 I had to leave. Now I want to come come back to Brno to restart my business but Iam not sure when will they allow us? Do I have to go for quarantine once I enter CR? Please I need your help and advice. Thanks.

    1. Hi Chandrasen,

      when you come back to the Czech Republic, you will have to undergo the mandatory quarantine. As for restarting businesses: It is, unfortunately, still unclear when this will be even possible to happen. However, we share all the new information presented by our government on this blog so once we know more, you’ll find it here 🙂

      Best regards,


  13. I applied for a temporary residence as a family member of Czech citizen on 9/9/2020

    How long does it take to get it ?
    Can I leave the European Union and come back when it’s ready ?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Mike,

      it can take from a couple of months to a couple of weeks to get it. It differs from case to case. As for leaving the European Union, I don’t think it is possible, however, I am not 100% sure. The best thing you can do to get more detailed answers is to send an email with your questions to – my colleagues who specialize in this will reply as soon as possible.

      Kind regards,


  14. Hello I am ruby, I just wanted to ask if how can my niece come back and live in CR again. She was born 2005 but they move when she was 5 yrs. Old and live in Indonesia, but she visited CR last 2019, can she still indeed entitled for the permanent residence or can re-activate it? Thank you for the response.

    1. Hi Ruby!
      Thank you for this question! The condition for permanent residence is that the person stays here for 5 years continually. However, I’m not sure if it counts if it was back in 2005. I personally don’t think so. But this question is a little too advanced for my knowledge, so I’d recommend that you email us at and ask our immigration specialists to make sure. I’m sure they’ll give you the answer!


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