Payment of pensions abroad – termination of the simplified method of sending Certificate of Living during pandemic emergency (COVID-19) to date 1.7.2020.
CSSA inform that with effect from 1.7.2020 will not be accepted neither Certificates of Living without official verification of the receiver´s (pensioner´s) handwritten signature, nor Certificates of Living with official verification of the pensioner´s handwritten signature sent electronically without advanced electronic signature.
More information can be found at the website https://www.cssz.cz/web/en/conditions-for-paying-out-of-pension-benefits-to-persons-with-a-permanent-place-of-residence-outside-the-czech-republic.
The Certificate of Living has to be sent by post to: ČSSZ, Křížová 25, 225 08 Praha
In case that for objective reasons, regarding to pandemic COVID-19 is not possible to verify the pensioner´s signature (institutions and offices are closed) or international postal services are discontinued, then CSSA may reconsider this and accept Certificate of Living in accordance with the conditions which were valid during the pandemic, i.e. a pensioner would print out the Certificate of living, fill it, sign with handwritten signature, scan and send to the CSSA by e-mail electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pension will be paid to the account by default within 4 to 5 weeks after the CSSA receives the Certificate of Living.
Multilingual versions of the Certificate of Living can also be found at https://www.cssz.cz/web/en/forms.