Who is affected by the Census
All citizens of the Czech Republic, who have a permanent residence here, are obliged to enumerate themselves. Citizens who do not have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, but in fact live in the Czech Republic at the decisive moment (midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) must also be enumerated. For example, they have returned from abroad and have not yet registered to stay.
In other words, every citizen who has a permanent residence registered in the Czech Republic (more precisely, had it at midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) will enumerated. It does not matter where such person lives in the world, what his/her citizenship is or where he/she is registered to stay abroad. In majority of cases, this applies to Czech citizens living abroad, since very few people end their permanent residence when they move from the Czech Republic. Citizens living abroad who have officially ended their stay in the Czech Republic are not affected by the Census.
Therefore, if you live abroad and do not have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, or you will not be present in our territory at the decisive moment, you do not have to fill in the Census form. If you live abroad but still have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, you will have to fill in the Census form.
Only electronic forms will be available abroad, the distribution and collection of paper forms will not take place abroad.
All foreigners who have a permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days (regardless of whether they are currently in the Czech Republic or not) are obliged to enumerate themselves. You must also fill in the form if you have been granted asylum or you have stayed in our territory at midnight from 26 to 27 March 2021. The Census does not apply to diplomats and foreigners who have been in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days only.
In other words:
1. Everyone who has a registered stay in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days, has been granted an asylum or lived in the Czech Republic at the decisive moment at midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) must be enumerated. It does not matter where such person lives in the world, what his/her citizenship is or where he/she is registered to stay abroad.
2. Everyone who is present in our territory at the decisive moment (at midnight from 26 March to 27 March 2021) is enumerated, unless the diplomat or tourist is present only for a short time (within 90 days). A registered stay in the Czech Republic does not make a difference.
You are not fluent in Czech? 7 language versions of the online form are available for your use (English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Romani). You can also use translations of the paper form in these languages. You may obtain them from a Census enumerator, at Census contact points or by downloading them directly from our website.
If you are temporarily in a medical facility, another household member may fill in the joint Census form for you. If you have been in a medical facility for a long time or no one can fill in the form for you at the time of the Census (if you live alone for example), you will be enumerated in that facility. If your health allows you, you may enumerate yourself online.
The paper Census in hospitals will be solved individually, depending on their capacity and occupancy, always with respect to current hygiene measures and in consultation with their administrators. The whole process will be similar to the accommodation facilities.
If you live in your own dwelling, it is your responsibility to enumerate yourself at that address. If you own a dwelling which you rent out, you do not fill in the Census form for this property. It is filled in by tenants who live there (have their usual place of residence), the owners are not responsible for filling in the Census forms of individual dwelling users. If you are an owner of an unoccupied dwelling, you do not fill out the form for this property, they are enumerated directly by the Census enumerators.
If you are the owner of a building with several dwellings, you are obliged to allow the Census enumerator to access to the individual dwellings in order to carry out the Census if necessary (for example, if the house bells do not work). You are also required to provide information on the number and location of the unoccupied dwellings. You can do this through the administrator or in cooperation with your tenants, who can give access to common areas of the building for example.