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The Czech Republic has one of the largest refugee populations overall and per capita in the EU and is one of the key destination countries for refugees from Ukraine. In total, over 530,000 Ukrainians were granted Temporary Protection status in the country by the end of June 2023, and almost 350,000 had an active status by that time.

UNHCR has been present in the Czech Republic since 1992, working closely with government counterparts, national institutions, and local partners to ensure refugees and asylum-seekers essential rights, access to basic services, and legal and protection assistance.

The office located in Prague is part of the UNHCR Regional Representation for Central Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary. Directly and through partners, we support government-led efforts through a multisectoral response with a focus on protection, and we provide much-needed assistance to people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. We are also committed to creating public support for asylum-seekers, refugees, and stateless persons.

Additional information

For information about our work in the Czech Republic:


Are you a refugee or asylum-seeker in Czech Republic? Find information about your rights and available services on our HELP site.

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Czech Republic website

Visit the UNHCR Czech Republic website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories. 

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

UNHCR Head of National Office, Czech Republic

Street Address:
Železná 539/24, 11000 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Mailing Address:
Rytirska 539/31, 11000 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Time Zone:
GMT + 1
Working Hours
Monday: 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 16:30
Friday: 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed
Public Holidays:
15 April 2022, Good Friday
18 April 2022, Easter Monday
02 May 2022, Labour Day (in lieu of 1 May)
03 May 2022, Eid al-Fitr
05 July 2022, Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
06 July 2022, Jan Hus Day
08 July 2022, Eid al-Adha
28 October 2022, Czech Independence Day
17 November 2022, Struggle for Freedom and Democ
26 December 2022, 2nd Day of Christmas

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UNHCR Head of National Office, Czech Republic

Street and mailing address:
Václavské náměstí 1282/51, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

+420 776 437 775

[email protected]

Time zone:
GMT +1

Working hours

  • Monday: 8:30 – 17:00
  • Tuesday: 8:30 – 17:00
  • Wednesday: 8:30 – 17:00
  • Thursday: 8:30 – 17:00
  • Friday: 8:30 – 17:00
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

Public holidays

  • 7 April 2023, Good Friday
  • 10 April 2023, Easter Monday
  • 21 April 2023, Eid al-Fitr
  • 1 May 2023, Labour Day
  • 8 May 2023, Victory Day
  • 29 June 2023, Eid al-Adha
  • 5 July 2023, Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
  • 6 July 2023, Jan Hus Day
  • 25 December 2023, First Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2023, Second Christmas Day