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Czech Republic

Marking the most western edge of Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic is home to some of Europe’s oldest churches and castles. Its traditional bohemian lifestyle is enjoyed both by locals and tourists alike.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Czech citizenship through your family lineage.
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Travel Required?


The Czech government began allowing prospective citizens to apply for Czech citizenship in 2013. This means that if you meet the requirements to receive a Czech passport, you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions. 

There is currently only one way to apply for citizenship of the Czech Republic using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from the Czech Republic, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


Many people whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in the Czech Republic qualify for Czech citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Czech citizenship, you must have at least one direct ancestor who:
  • Was born in the Czech Republic.
  • Was a Czechoslovakian citizen up to December 31, 1992, and has not specified whether they are a Czech or Slovak citizen since.

Paperwork Requirements

To apply for Czech citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order,  and of which must be translated into Czech. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
  • Your own birth certificate
  • The birth certificate(s) and other relevant documents of your direct Czech ancestor

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is  not required by the Czech government! You can receive your Czech citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Czech citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!