Determination of paternity by consonant declaration of both parents

  1. Name of the act
    Determination of paternity by consonant declaration of both parents
  2. In what case to act in the matter
    Determination of paternity by consonant declaration of both parents in the case where the parents of the child are not married and the mother of the child is not married, or if the child is born after the three hundredth day after the dissolution of the mother's marriage.
  3. Characteristics of the act
    Personal consonant declaration of paternity by the parents before the registry office.
  4. Result of the act
    Record of the determination of paternity of the child born or unborn, if already conceived.
  5. When to deal with the matter
    When the parents personally request/need to have the father written in the child’s birth certificate.
  6. What needs to be submitted when initiating the act electronically
    The act cannot be initiated electronically.
  7. What needs to be submitted when initiating the act other than electronically
    During the personal visit, the parents shall present proof of identity and a written application for the determination of paternity by a consonant declaration of the parents, which can be downloaded from the city district’s website (can be filled in on the spot), or an individual application, which shall contain the parents’ details: name(s), surname, maiden name – if applicable, date of birth and permanent address, and, in the case of a child already born, the name(s), surname, date and place of birth of the child. The application shall be made by both parents in person at the registry office. In addition, the parents shall submit the following documents with the application for the determination of paternity of the unborn child:
    • birth certificates
    • mother – a pregnancy card
    • divorced mother – final judgement of divorce
    • widowed mother – her husband’s death certificate
    In addition to the application for the determination of paternity of the child already born, the parents shall submit the following documents:
    • the child’s birth certificate (if already issued)
    • birth certificates
    • divorced mother – final judgement of divorce
    • widowed mother – her husband’s death certificate
    When establishing paternity by foreign citizens:
    the foreign mother shall submit, in addition to the above documents, a current certificate of her marital status issued by the competent authorities of her home state. Foreign documents shall always be submitted in the original or in an officially certified photocopy and accompanied by the prescribed certifications and an official translation into Czech, unless they are documents issued by the authorities of a foreign state and include a standard multilingual form.
    This means that the relevant document is certified by higher authorities of the relevant state and then super-legalized by the Czech Embassy in that particular state. If the documents are issued by the embassy of a foreign state in the Czech Republic, they shall be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Prague. In some countries, according to international conventions, it is possible to replace the super-legalization of documents with a certification clause, the so-called “apostille”. Such certifications are not necessary in cases where the document was issued in a state with which the Czech Republic has concluded a treaty on legal aid in civil and family matters, or where the document is a document covered by a directly applicable European Union regulation.
    All foreign documents submitted shall not only be accompanied by the relevant certifications (see above), but also translated into Czech by a court translator appointed pursuant to Act No. 354/2019 Coll., on Court Interpreters and Court Translators, as amended, unless they are documents issued by the authorities of a foreign state and include a standard multilingual form.
    If one of the parents does not speak Czech, it is necessary for a court interpreter to be present during the official act of the consent declaration on the determination of paternity. The interpreter is provided by the parents at their own expense. Only if the foreigner has a perfect command of the Czech language and submits a declaration to that effect, the official act does not need to be interpreted.
  8. Where and how to initiate the act electronically
    The act cannot be initiated electronically.
  9. Where and how to initiate the act other than electronically
    By visiting any registry office in person. The declaration of paternity can be made at the Registry Office of the Brno-Centre District Office, Dominikánská 2, North Building, ground floor, office hours: Monday and Wednesday 8.00 a.m.–5.00 p.m.
  10. Fee for initiating an act electronically
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  11. Fee for initiating an act other than electronically
    No fee.
  12. The amount of the benefit or other payment if it is the subject of the act
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  13. Remedies
    An appeal against the decision on refusal to draw up a record of the determination of paternity by consonant declaration of both parents may be lodged within 15 days from the date of its delivery with Odbor vnitřních věcí Magistrátu města Brna (Department of Internal Affairs of the Brno City Hall), Malinovské nám. 3, Brno, through the filing office of the Brno-Centre District Office, Dominikánská 2, Brno.
  14. Frequently Asked Questions
    What do I need to collect the birth certificate? Detailed information on how to collect a birth certificate can be downloaded from the city district’s website.
    What are the conditions for acquiring Czech citizenship?
    Detailed information can be downloaded from the city district’s website.
  15. Penalties
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  16. Sphere of activity
    State administration exercised in a delegated capacity.
  17. Area
    Registry agenda
  18. Keywords
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  19. Start of validity of the act description
    9. 11. 2021
  20. End of validity of the act description
    Without limitation
  21. Result of the act recorded in the basic register or in the agenda information system
    In the case of the determination of paternity for a child already born, after the registration of the father’s data in the registry book by the competent registry office, the father’s data is entered in the agenda information system of the population register.

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