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Family members of EU citizens who are third country nationals and whose residence permit card takes the form of a paper booklet must apply for a biometric card.
Validity of paper residence permit cards expires on 3rdAugust 2023. This is the deadline for submitting an application for a replacement of the paper booklet for a biometric card, which is free of charge.
The duty to get a new biometric card does not apply to:
- family members of EU citizens, who already have a biometric card (plastic card), or
- citizens of an EU member state, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland covered by the second Part of the Withdrawal Agreement.
It is only possible to replace residence permit cards which are still valid. It will not be possible to replace them after the deadline.
If you do not file your application for a residence card replacement, you will have to apply for its extension and pay an administrative fee of CZK 200.
Replacing the card does not extend its validity.
You need to apply for the extension of its validity but it can be done within the same application form. All you need to do is to “tick” that you wish for both actions to be done.
You can file the application at a counter of the Ministry of the Interior, send it as a registered letter, via data box, by an e-mail with an advanced electronic signature or by an authorised representative.
For more information, see the Information Portal for Foreigners.
Source: Ministry of the Interior