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Legal Status of Citizens of the EU/EEA, Switzerland and of their Family Members under the Employment Act

EU citizens

Under the Employment Act, citizens of Member States of the European Union and their family members are not deemed to be foreigners and, in accordance with this Act, they have the same legal status as citizens of the Czech Republic (EU countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom).

Citizens of the EEA and Switzerland

Citizens of Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, which are members of the EEA, their family members, as well as citizens of Switzerland and their family members also have the same legal status as citizens of the Czech Republic.

Family members of citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland

A family member of a citizen of the EU/EEA and Switzerland shall, irrespective of nationality, be understood as meaning his or her spouse, partner with whom the EU citizen has contracted a registered partnership under the legislation of the Member State, their descendants who are under the age of 21 or are his or her dependants, as well as dependent relatives, in the ascending line, of a citizen of the EU/EEA and Switzerland and of his or her spouse or registered partner.

A family member of a citizen of the EU/EEA and Switzerland shall also be understood as meaning a foreigner who presents prima facie evidence to the relevant authorities of the Ministry of the Interior that he or she keeps a long-term relationship, similar to a family relationship, with a citizen of the European Union and lives together with the citizen.

Last updated: 3. 11. 2014
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