The Procedure for taking out Czech Citizenship

The Procedure for taking out Czech Citizenship
The laws dealing with Czech citizenship are involved and complicated. The entitlement to Czech citizenship is affected, inter alia, by international treaties between Czech and other former Communist Bloc countries.
Over the years, the procedure for renewing and taking out Czech citizenship has become much more complex and can sometimes take many years, due to the fact that every application is scrupulously reviewed by the Czech authorities both in respect of the basic entitlement and of the nature of the documents establishing the entitlement and the consanguinity between the Czech parent and the applicant.
Organizing the receipt of Czech citizenship through the firm’s team of experts increases the chances of acquiring citizenship as well as dramatically reducing the procedure time.
Having the entitlement to Czech citizenship dealt with by someone who is not familiar with all the legal intricacies, is likely to impair the procedure for taking out citizenship and to create unnecessary delays and financial costs.
Who is entitled to Czech citizenship?
Czech citizenship is transmitted by virtue of consanguinity. The person making the application must be a direct descendant of a Czech citizen. It is possible to be an Israeli citizen and a Czech citizen at the same time and there is no requirement to be familiar with the Czech language.
Czech law distinguishes between someone born before and after 08.05.1969:
Anyone who applies for a certificate of Czech citizenship and who was born before 08.05.1969 must prove that he is a Czech citizen or needs to establish that both his parents were entitled to Czech citizenship on the date of his birth and that their citizenship has not been taken away from them whilst he was a minor.
Despite the aforesaid, in light of an amendment to the Citizenship Law which came into force in January 2014, a person applying for a certificate of Czech citizenship who was born prior to 08.05.1969, can be granted Czech citizenship if he can satisfy three cumulative conditions: that his father was a Czech citizen on the date on which he was born, that his father and mother were married by 23.06.1947, and that he is not entitled to be granted Slovakian citizenship. To the extent that all three requirements are satisfied, it is possible to organize Czech citizenship for all descendants.
For anyone who applies for a certificate of Czech citizenship and who was born after 07.05.1969, it is enough to establish that one of his parents was entitled to Czech citizenship on the date of his birth and that such parent has not waived such right whilst the applicant was a minor.
Anyone who applies for a certificate of Czech citizenship and who was born outside Czech before 01.01.1969 must prove that both parents were in possession of Czech citizenship on the date of his birth and that they have not waived his entitlement whilst he was a minor. In this case, there will be a strict scrutiny both of the origin of the parent and the origin of the parents of the parent who is the person submitting the application and who is not Czech. And in many cases, in light of the various treaties between Czech and countries which formerly belonged to the Communist Bloc regarding dual nationality, the application for Czech citizenship will not be approved, unless handled appropriately in advance.
All applications for Czech citizenship must be supported by appropriate documents establishing the entitlement to Czech citizenship. The firm deals, as required, with locating the relevant documents in Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, and Ukraine.
Different procedures apply to applicants for Czech citizenship who come from the area of the Carpathians, which now belongs to Ukraine and previously was part of Czechoslovakia.

For further details and a preliminary check as to your entitlement to Czech citizenship, please contact our office.