The proposed act that relates to UK nationals living in the Czech Republic has been approved by the government and sent to the parliament. The government will require that the deputies approve the act in a fast-track procedure during a single reading.
The proposed act introduces a transitional period until the end of 2020, during which the UK nationals would, in the event of a “hard Brexit” – ie, if the United Kingdom left the European Union with no deal in late March 2019 – retain their rights in the Czech Republic as EU nationals in respect of permanent residence permits, entering into marriage, applying for citizenship, supplementary pension insurance, work permits and recognising qualifications. The proposed act stipulates that UK nationals wishing to lawfully reside in the Czech Republic during the transitional period should apply with the Czech Ministry of the Interior (the Asylum and Migration Policy Department) for a certificate validating their temporary residence in the Czech Republic no later than on 29 March 2019.
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March, following a deal with the EU, for which Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to find sufficient support.
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The article is part of dReport – January 2019, Tax news; Grants and investment Incentives.