Have you ever been wondering whether you as an expat can put your current Czech address in different types of documents as a permanent address? Are you actually entitled to do that? In this article you’ll find out all your rights and duties regarding this topic.
From time to time an expat encounters a series of documents which require from him to put there a permanent address. It could be any questionnaire, form to fill in, agreement or simply a subscription to a magazine or online store. Perhaps you have asked yourself whether you can put your current Czech address even if you don’t have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic. The answer is YES, though it depends on which type of accommodation agreement you have with your landlord.
There are two accommodation agreements which are concluded between a lessee and a landlord: lease agreement or sublease agreement. What is the difference between these two? Let’s sort it out!
Lease agreement is a type of agreement which is concluded directly between a landlord and a lessee. In this case a lessee is entitled to mention current Czech address as a permanent address whenever the situation calls for it and they’ll always be right. Why? The answer is quite simple: Czech law. If a landlord isn’t satisfied with that and even if the thing goes to court, a lessee would always win according to Czech law.
Second type of lease agreement is sublease agreement and is concluded between a lessee and sublessee. It works this way: a lessee entered into a lease agreement with a landlord and decided to rent out a flat to a sublessee. In this case, in order to be able to mention a local Czech address as a permanent address, a sublessee has got two options:
- Ask a landlord for a proof of accommodation. Our relocation consultants strongly recommend this variant, because it’s always best to communicate with a landlord directly.
- Ask a lessee to provide their lease agreement, which confirms that he or she actually rents this place. Why this option might not be the best thing to do is because you have to deal with it through a third person – a lessee.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
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10 thoughts on “My Current Address in the Czech Republic: Can I Use It As a Permanent Address?”
Would you be able to add more detail on to what czech law states on this. As it could be very helpful to alot of us here.
We’ll do a little research on this topic and add details later. Thank you for your comment!
I have a question. I wanted to rent but the landlord said she will not let me use her address if I apply for permanent residency. I wasn’t sure what the difference was as I have to report my address now anyway with my work Visa.
Thank you for your comment! Please write at firstname.lastname@example.org and my colleagues will get back to you as soon as possible.
HI, I own a property in CZ that only has an Evidence address and I use a PO box as mailing address. Until now we have been allowed to use a friends address for stuff like Electric supplies / billing. However, my friend has asked me to remove my name from the address. Also, I am applying for “Permanent Residence” in January. I was told that I may be able to use the City office as a permanent address but have just been told I may be able to use my Evidence address as my permanent address according to CZ law.
Are you able to advise me please
please, take a look at the following article: https://blog.foreigners.cz/my-current-address-in-the-czech-republic-can-i-use-it-as-a-permanent-address/. If you’re still looking for answers, write at email@example.com and my colleagues will get back to you as soon as possible.
I am worried you are sharing wrong information on this blog. The only persons allowed to have permanent ADRESS in CZ are CZ citizens. Even though you get permanent residency, you are not allowed to state CZ as your permanent address. This was explained to me today in the immigration department of Ministry of Interior.
Hi Jarmila! Thank you for your comment 🙂 I checked in with our immigration specialists about this and they have told me the following:
All Czech citizens are obligated to have a permanent address (even if they live in a different place) and this address needs to be registered with his or her municipal authority.
When it comes to foreigners, it gets a little bit complicated. Foreigners typically have a permanent address abroad. That being said, there are many foreigners in CZ who do not have a permanent address abroad anymore and have completely relocated to CZ. In those cases, the address stated in their residence card essentially becomes their permanent address.
In other words, foreigners can have a permanent address in CZ, it’s basically their residence card address. This is the address you show to your municipal authority when you need to register.
If you need further assistance with this issue or have additional questions, I would encourage you to email some of our immigration specialists. For Prague, you can email Martin Faů at firstname.lastname@example.org or Oleksandra Stefanska at email@example.com
-For Brno, you can email Oldřich Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re staying in a different city or if you’re not sure yet, you can simply contact us at email@example.com and one of my colleagues will help you.
Hi Tereza! On 5.3.21 you wrote: “ In other words, foreigners can have a permanent address in CZ, it’s basically their residence card address. This is the address you show to your municipal authority when you need to register.”
So you introduced a new concept here, I.e. residence card. What do you mean? Temporary residency permit? Or permanent residency? Or both?
Hi Mario, if I’m not mistaken, it’s either (both) :-).