All You Need to Know About the Mandatory Adaptation and Integration Course

#LifeInCzechia Are you a third-country citizen who’s new to the Czech Republic? Have you been granted a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? There’s a high probability that you have to attend the Adaptation and Integration Course “Welcome to the Czech Republic”. The Ministry of the Interior has established this obligation for specific groups of third-country citizens who got their residence permits after 1 January 2021. Here are the details.

Bored in Brno? Kino Art Offers Special Expat Friendly Film Program!

#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.

Being Vegan in Brno: 2022 Edition

#LifeInCzechia Relocating to Czechia and worried about being able to find plant-based foods and cruelty-free cosmetics? Well, you don’t have to worry too much – if you’re moving to Prague or Brno, you’ll be able to find vegan options on every corner. This article will give you the lowdown on what it’s like to be vegan in Brno. Written by a local vegan who’s excited to share her favourite spots!

Feeling Lonely in Czechia? Join Our Facebook Expat Group!

#LifeInCzechia When you move to a new country, adapting can take a long time. Making an effort to communicate and to share experiences may shorten this period. As a fresh expat who has been in Brno for one month, I can easily see that we all go through the same process. With this in mind, Foreigners agency has opened a Facebook group called  #LifeinCzechia.

Why Are the Prices of Accommodation, Food and Services in Czechia Currently on the Rise?

#LifeInCzechia As you may have noticed, prices of energy, rent, food and services have recently gone up in Czechia. Inflation is high. Although this seems to be happening due to war in Ukraine, the truth is somewhere else. Unfortunately, this event is still relatively fresh and hasn’t fully affected our economy yet. There are other factors that are contributing to inflation. They include the energy crisis in Europe and the housing crisis in Czechia.

How Has Brno Changed in the Last 4 Years?

#LifeInCzechia The pandemic has accelerated the world’s digital transformation and Brno is also involved in this digitalization. It seems like lots of things have changed in the last 4 years since I lived here as a student on Erasmus. I will tell you more about the inevitable changes of digitalism and the new co-living lifestyle units that I am staying in during my internship. Come along with me and see what’s new!

How Long Can I Stay Outside Czechia? The Ins and Outs of Permanent Residency

#LifeInCzechia Do you own a permanent residence permit? Have you ever thought about staying outside Czechia for a period of time? People tend to ask us how long they can stay outside the country – and here are the answers! Watch out, the periods are different for living in the EU and in a third country. We’ll also answer the question of whether having a Czech permanent residence permit can help you obtain the same document elsewhere in the EU.

Brno, the City that Brought Me Back: The story of Leman from Turkey

#LifeInCzechia Sometimes you can feel stuck in your comfort zone. If you surround yourself with visionaries, inspiring books, and movies, you suddenly jump to the place where the magic happens. I found myself in Brno as an Erasmus exchange student from Istanbul while I was doing my Ph.D. four years ago.  Now I am back in the city as an intern at the Foreigners agency. I would like to share my experiences and also what made me come back to this beautiful place? So let’s dive right in!

Ticket Inspection in Brno: How to Avoid Getting Fined?

#LifeInCzechia Are you new to Brno? Do you plan to use public transport? If your answer is yes, keep reading. First days are always hard. You are getting used to the new environment, and so maybe you can’t focus on every detail and you can miss important things. As a new resident of Brno, originally from Turkey, I would like to inform you about ticket inspection and fines in the Brno Public Transportation System. So let’s learn about the ticket process together to avoid ourselves getting fined.