For reliable and up to date information, please visit a webpage of the British government: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-the-czech-republic. Also check a Facebook page of the British embassy Brits in the Czech Republic.


Entitlement to the state support of building savings

(source) Nationals of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who do not have a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic and have only been issued a residence card in the Czech Republic and assigned a birth number by the competent authority of the Czech Republic, are entitled to the state support of building savings for a transitional period, i.e. from 1. 2. 2020 to 31. 12. 2020, in accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, under the same conditions as for citizens of the European Union.

From 1. 1. in 2021, these persons will be entitled to the state support of building savings only if they are issued a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic. However, persons without permanent residence may continue to be participants in building savings and meet the so-called six-year binding period pursuant to Section 12, Paragraph 2 of Act No. 96/1993 Coll., on Building Savings and State Support for Building Savings, as amended, subject to payment credited advances of the state support to the participant.


Entitlement of UK residents to participate in supplementary pension insurance

(source) Persons residing in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who are not holders of a permanent residence in the Czech Republic but are participating in public health insurance in the Czech Republic or public pension insurance under Czech law, shall be eligible, for a transitional period, i.e. from 1. 2. 2020 to 31. 12. 2020, in accordance with the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, to participate in supplementary pension insurance and to be granted a direct state support to supplementary pension savings under the same conditions as persons residing in the territory of a Member State of the European Union.

As of 1. 1. 2021, these persons will be entitled to participate in supplementary pension insurance and to be provided with a direct state support to supplementary pension savings only if they are issued a permanent residence permit in the Czech Republic.

Participants in supplementary pension insurance who, at the end of the transitional period, would lose their right to participate in supplementary pension insurance pursuant to Section 19 para. g) of Act No. 42/1994 Coll., on supplementary pension insurance with a state contribution, as amended, due to loss of residence in the territory of a Member State of the European Union, have the opportunity to enter into a contract with a pension company with which they have supplementary pension insurance for supplementary pension savings pursuant to Act No. 427/2011 Coll., on supplementary pension savings, as amended. On the basis of concluding the contract for supplementary pension savings it is possible to request the transfer of funds from supplementary pension insurance (participant contributions, employer contributions, direct state support and share in profit of the transformed fund) into supplementary pension savings (participating funds). Such a procedure also enables the retention of the achieved insured period in accordance with the Act on Supplementary Pension Insurance.

Emergency numbers for CZ citizens:

Brexit helpline: 00 800 67891011 (all EU languages)

CZ Consulate in France: 0033 607 764 394

CZ Consulate in Belgium: 0032 477 257 104

CZ Consulate in Netherlands: 0031 641 315 128

CZ Consulate in UK: 0044 (0)776 968 2442

Key information for UK citizens

Czech Republic on brexit

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EU settlement scheme (key for Czech citizens in UK)

Living in the Czech Republic (key for British citizens in CZ)

Visiting the UK after brexit

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