The status of long-term residence in the European Community is a legal status which is granted exclusively to citizens of third countries who have applied for permanent residence within the Czech Republic.
Legal status as a long-term resident in the European Community within the Czech Republic is declared concurrently with the issue of permission for permanent residence
If legal status as a long-term resident was not granted to a foreign national along with the issue of permission for permanent residence, the applicant (foreign national) can apply for this status to be granted subsequently on fulfilment of the following conditions:
As of 01.01.2011 residence issues are now dealt with by the Ministry of the Interior or the Czech Republic instead of the Foreign Police.
An application for declaration of legal status as a permanent resident within the Czech Republic can be made at the relevant office of the Ministry of the Interior (Department of Asylum and Migration Policy) according to the applicant’s place of residence.
If the applicant is not within the Czech Republic at the time of fulfilling the conditions, the application can be made at a Czech Diplomatic Mission abroad.
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
Department of Asylum and Migration Policy, foreign nationals’ residence division
Capital City of Prague, Prague I office (deals with matters that concern the Capital City of Prague, district Prague – East and Prague - West):
Nad Vršovskou horou 88/4
101 00, Prague 10 - Michle
Tel.: 974 847 711 (telephone appointments)
Czech Ministry of the Interior info-line:
Tel.: 974 832 421, 974 832 418
All submitted documents (except passport) must be in Czech language or officially translated into Czech language.