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The Census is also for foreigners

Participate Online from 27 March to 11 May 2021

Who is affected by the census?

Not only Czech citizens but also all foreigners who have been in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days are obliged to participate in the Census. You must enumerate yourself in these cases:

  • You have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic.
  • You have a temporary residence in the Czech Republic for more than 90 days.
  • You have been granted asylum in the Czech Republic.
  • Your stay is longer than 90 days and you are present in the czech territory at midnight from 26 March to 27 March.

The Census does not apply to diplomats and foreigners who have been in the Czech Republic for less than 90 days only (for example tourists).  

When and how does the Census take place?

The electronic Census form will be available from 27 March to 11 May. You can enumerate yourself on the website https://scitani.cz/csu/scitani2021/home. We recommend you to do it online because you will find the forms available in 7 languages: English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and Romani.

In case you have not enumerated yourself online, you must fill in a paper form, which is only in the Czech language. The paper census will take place from 17 April until 11 May 2021 with the assistance of the Census enumerators.

Attention! The Census is compulsory. If you don’t participate in the Census, you risk a fine of 10 000 Kč. 

Where can I find help with the filling out of a form?

See FAQs and Help section. If you don’t find the answer, call the Census Contact Center on the phone number 253 253 683 (regular landline) or 840 30 40 50 (charged white line) or write to dotazy@scitani.cz.