For the purpose of registering the population, almost every country assigns residents, both its own citizens and foreigners, an identification number that facilitates grouping and searching for necessary data in the databases of public administration. The most basic identifier in Poland is PESEL. Its Czech counterpart is native číslo. Czech citizens and persons registered for temporary or permanent residence will receive this number ex officio. Unfortunately, foreign entrepreneurs and company partners are required to submit an application for this number on their own.
The above obligation results from the direct application of Act No. 133/2000 on population records in relation to Acts 582/1991 on the organization of social security and 592/1922 on health insurance, as well as from the Tax Code 280/2009. The wording of the regulations shows that the insured person is obliged to report the Czech "Pesel" to the selected health insurance fund and the poviat branch of the Social Insurance Administration competent for the company's seat. The so-called The "insured person number" assigned by each of these institutions is only temporary.
As a rule, it takes about 30 days and is free of charge. The only necessary condition is to attach to the application a current abbreviated copy of the birth certificate together with an official translation into the Czech language. Copies are issued by the commune office and can be applied for through ePUAP. The electronic shortened copy is signed in accordance with the eIDAS standard and can also be used for the purpose of the application. A copy of an identity card or passport is attached to the application.
The Czech Republic is unfortunately not a signatory to the Vienna Convention No. 16, it is not obliged to recognize the multilingual copy specified in this Convention.
In order to facilitate the fulfillment of the above-mentioned obligation, the regulations provide for the possibility of submitting an application through an attorney-in-fact. For this purpose, in the presence of a notary, the entity or person must authorize the entity or person who will apply for the assignment of the number. The assigned population registration number is sent to the applicant's home address.
The power of attorney form is available for download on our website. Returning the signed and certified by a notary form, along with a copy of the birth certificate sent to our office is tantamount to ordering the service of intermediation in obtaining the above-mentioned number.