New Law on Czech Citizenship from 1 January 2014
February 24, 2014 | views: 2412
Czech citizenship is – as perceived by the law – the highest attainable level of a foreigner’s integration in the Czech society. From 1st January 2014 there is in force a new law on state citizenship of the Czech Republic (186/2013 Sb.). In some aspects, the new law is more friendly to immigrants. For instance, there is a possibility to get the citizenship after 10 years of the residence despite of the fact that the person does not yet have the permanent residence for 5 years. Also, the propriety issues are only reviewed for past 3 years, not longer. On the other hand, the new law brings about more difficult proof of Czech language knowledge, more difficult proof of indemnity and others. The new is possibility to have two citizenships, thus there is no need to give up the previous citizenship in order to get the new one.
For the acquiring of the Czech citizenship and counselling about the new conditions of the Law on Czech citizenship, please kindly consult the Counselling Center for Citizenship, Citizens and Human Rights, other non-governmental organizations or integration centers.
For proof of Czech language on B1 level in order to get the Czech citizenship, you can see the website Czech for foreigners - Citizenship.