Do you intend to look for a job in the Chech republic or you already found one and now its time to move there. Either way moving to the Czech Republic is an exciting prospect. You'll find a beautiful country with friendly people, delicious food and beer, and some of the best skiing in Europe.
Of course with the good news always comes the bad as well and that is you'll also have to deal with bureaucracy. But don't worry—we're here to help you through it! In this article we'll discuss what a rodné číslo is, why you need one and how to get it.
What is rodne cislo in Czech Republic?
One of the very first things you have to do when moving to Czech Republic is to apply for your rodné číslo. Rodné číslo was introduced in 1962, replacing previous identification numbers such as domovská kniha, karta občana and živnosť (criminal record). Czech birth number (Czech rodné slo) is a 10-digit number divisible by 11 with no remainder used as a personal identification for permanent or temporary residents. The first two digits are the last two digits of the person's birth year, the third and fourth digits are the month of birth (for women, we add 50 to that number, so if a female assigned at birth was born in August, her second two digits are 08+50 = 58). The fifth and sixth digits represent the date of birth, therefore 955819 would be the first six numbers for a girl assigned at birth who was born on August 19, 1995. The last four numbers, which can range from 0000 to 9999, are used to distinguish between people who were born on the same day. All foreign citizens who are lawfully residing in the country and either do not have a residence permit or do not have one that is valid for more than 90 days should apply for one.
Prior to January 1, 1954, birth numbers had the same basic format but only had nine digits total and were not divisible by 11.
Why do you need a Czech birth number (Czech rodné číslo)?
As it was already mentioned rodne cislo it is a personal identifier, showing the date of birth and the sex of the person it belongs to. It is listed for example on the Czech identity card. It is very important to have your birth number on for many reasons because you will need it in many cases such as:
Where you should apply for your rodné číslo?
A Czech birth number will be given to you by the Registry Office if you were born in the Czech Republic. Contacting a specialized Registry Office is necessary if a Czech citizen was born abroad.
If you live in the country, are a citizen of the Czech Republic, have since lost your citizenship, or are a foreigner who is a relative of a Czech citizen, an individual whose birth number has been requested by the Czech Social Security Administration or the District Social Security Administration, a foreigner who is applying for a birth number who is not a Czech citizen and/or who has a residency permit for a stay that is less than 90 days but does so because they are seeking employment or are pursuing studies., you will need to contact the Ministry of Interior - Department of Administrative Activities.
Lastly, if you are a foreign national with a residency permit or a foreign national who has received asylum and been awarded international protection you will need to apply at the Ministry of Interior –Department for Asylum and Migration Policy.
The address is: Ministry of the Interior – Department of Administrative Activities, Department of Birth Numbers, náměstí Hrdinů 1634/3, 140 21 Prague 4.
What do you need to get it?
The process is straightforward here; all that is required in terms of paperwork is
•A copy of your ID or passport.
•An application form in which you fill in your personal information (name, surname, date of birth, place and district of birth, sex, citizenship, address).
Keep in mind that the birth number assignment application must be submitted in the Czech language.
There is no charge for residents of Europe. Visit the Ministry of Interior website for further details on any other case.
Moving to the Czech Republic can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these tips and using them as your guide, you’ll be able to settle into your new life abroad with ease!
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