#LatestNewsCzechia As you probably know, the energy crisis in Czechia isn’t going away anytime soon. And with the heating season starting earlier this year, things might get financially difficult for some households. This article sums up how the Czech government is fighting energy poverty and what you can do at home to stay warm without going bankrupt.
Author: Tereza Walsbergerová
Leaving Czechia Permanently? Here’s What You Should Remember to Do.
#LifeInCzechia Czech Republic is a great place to live for foreigners. Still, you may decide to eventually move to another country or perhaps return to your family. If that becomes your reality, it’s necessary to keep in mind that there are many things you shouldn’t forget to do before you hop on the plane (or bus) and leave. We’ve come up with a checklist to make this transition easier for you.
Do Foreigners in Czechia Have to Pay Public TV & Radio Fees?
#LifeInCzechia Do you have a TV or/and a radio in your home? Are you in Czechia on either long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? Then you’re most likely obligated to pay what we call “concessionary fees”. These fees are used to finance public television and radio institutions in Czechia and have to be paid monthly by every household and business that owns a TV or a radio. Read this article to learn more.
Czech National Pastime: Picking Mushrooms, Berries, and Herbs
#LifeInCzechia It’s harvest time, which means the land will be giving us a lot of its riches, from grains to fruits and mushrooms. And as an expat living in the Czech Republic, you should know that Czechs are passionate pickers! Join us and plunge into the woods and sides of the roads to gather what you can and use it to make some delicious treats, from teas and jams to syrups and liqueurs!
Road to Permanent Residency: Pass Your Czech Exam Early
#LifeInCzechia If you’ve been living in the Czech Republic for around 4 years, it is time to start considering getting your permanent residence permit. This type of card is available to you after 5 years of continuous stay in Czechia and will bring you many advantages. And the good news is, you can start on the preparations early. For instance, you can pass your Czech exam early to avoid stress when the time to apply comes.
Unbe-leaf-able Greens: Have You Been to Brno’s Vegetable Market?
#LifeInCzechia We’re in the middle of summer, which means our gardens, orchards, and greenhouses are filled with this year’s bounty of produce, including berries, pit fruits and veggies such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meadow flowers are also in season. You can find all of this (and more) in one magical spot in Brno – the Vegetable Market in the city centre.
Changes in “Lex Ukraine”: Fresh Info for Ukrainians, Russians and Belarusians
#ImmiUpdatesCzechia The set of laws known as “Lex Ukraine” has been amended. Its new version became valid on 28 June. This article sums up the most important information for all those who are in the Czech Republic under temporary protection. We’ll also reveal under what conditions you can relocate to Czechia if you’re Russian or Belarusian.
Ruff Rules: 3 Things All Dog-Owners in Czechia Need to Keep in Mind
#LifeInCzechia As you probably noticed by now, Czechia is a dog-loving nation. There are pooches everywhere. In the park, on the tram, at work, even in cafés and some cinemas. That being said, having a dog is not all fun and games (or is it sploots and scritches?). There are some rules and obligations connected to being a dog owner in Czechia you need to be aware of. Keep reading to find out what you need to know!
Top 5 Outlandish Art Installations in Brno and Why You Should Check Them Out
#LifeInCzechia As the locals frequently say, Brno isn’t a city, Brno is a lifestyle. And that goes for our art as well. People often joke that all the art that has been rejected in other Czech cities as too peculiar or outlandish ends up in Brno. Whether it’s true or not, the city really is full of unique sculptures and art installations that are definitely selfie-worthy and Instagram-ready. Here are 5 of our favourites and we’d love to know yours!
Getting Hitched in Czechia? Here’s the Scoop on International Marriage
#LifeInCzechia Many foreigners living in Czechia end up falling in love with Czech citizens. And many of those couples end up getting married. But having an international wedding in Czechia isn’t quite as easy as it may seem. In fact, you might (not) be surprised to learn how much bureaucracy is involved in the process. Here are some of the basics you should know if you’re planning on getting hitched to your Czech sweetheart.