Most Czech employers will require you to provide them with your Czech criminal record (sometimes also known as a Czech criminal clearance report, Czech criminal clearance certificate, or Czech Criminal background check).
You’ll also need to present this document when you apply for a visa to another country. If you’ve lived in the Czech Republic and need a visa to travel to another state, then you’ll be required to provide your Czech criminal record.
Where and how do you get your Czech criminal clearance record?
You can apply for your Czech criminal record at any Czech post office using the Czechpoint service in the Czech Republic.
To do this, you should fill out the application form. You can either submit it yourself or Pexpats or another representative can do it for you using a power of attorney.
If you want to apply through Czechpoint at the Czech post office, you’ll need to provide the following:
The original or an official copy of your birth certificate. This must be translated into Czech by a court-certified translator.
Personal information which is required for issuing a Criminal clearance report.
Power of attorney. If you representing someone you should provide authorized power of attorney.
If you need help with arranging a criminal clearance report without your birth certificate, contact us.
How long does it take to arrange the Czech criminal clearance report?
If you’re not an EU citizen, you should be able to get your Czech criminal clearance record on the same day you apply or during the maximum deadline which is 48 hours.
If you’re an EU citizen, it may take up to 21 days to get your Czech criminal record. EU citizens who already have their temporary residency permit and Czech birth number may be able to speed up the process.
Any other requirements?
The authorities in some countries that need your Czech criminal record may ask for additional Apostille and Superlegalization certifications or legal translations from certified translators. You can check the list of the countries where apostille and super legalization are required.
Why do you need your Czech criminal clearance record?
Having your Czech criminal record is essential if you want to work for a Czech company or travel to certain countries or visa applications.
If you’ve already left the Czech Republic or want to avoid the hassle of arranging for your Czech criminal record, please feel free to contact us. We can arrange for your Czech criminal record in Prague using a power of attorney so there’s no need for you to visit any government offices in person.
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