Moving to Czech Republic from the UK

Customs

Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton moving to Czech Republic from the UK.

Currency — there are no restrictions. Free import of goods bought from the EU with some restrictions on the amount of alcohol and cigarettes. Medicines for personal use only.

Registering Essentials

As a citizen of the EU, British people do not require a visa or residency permit to move to the Czech Republic. However, a residency permit is useful in a variety of ways e.g. applying for a driving licence, buying a house. You must register your presence within 2 days of entering the country to the local Foreign Police Department; if you don’t speak Czech take someone with you who does if you can.

 

Moving to Czech Republic from the UK

 

The temporary permit lasts for 5 years and after that you can apply for a permanent residency permit. You will need two passport type photographs, ID, work permit or similar, health insurance certificate and proof that you can support yourself. Family members will need marriage or birth certificates. The process usually takes around 2 months to complete. If you want to receive post, make sure that your name is on the post box where you live.

Moving to Czech Republic from the UK with Pets

Pets require their own pet passport, microchips, rabies vaccinations within 1 year, but not closer than 21 days from departure, and up-to-date routine vaccinations. For more detailed information contact the Czech embassy or visit the Czech Veterinary Administration website. If you intend to bring the pet back to the UK you must ensure the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date. In general, the regulations concerning pets are simillar in Chechia.

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