#LifeInCzechia Have you ever been on holiday and fallen instantly in love with the place? We get it! Other countries offer exciting new places to explore, the prospect of a unique and sometimes more relaxed lifestyle and of course, the chance to experience a different culture. That said, actually moving abroad full time is a different ball game. It is so much more than just an extended holiday; it’s about embracing and living a completely new lifestyle.
#ForeignersTeam Martin Faů has been working as an Expat & Immigration Consultant (or as we say, EC) at Foreigners for more than a year and a half. By March 2022 he has helped 211 clients. He was recently promoted to a senior consultant. We sat down with Martin to talk about how his job changed during the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which services he enjoys arranging the most, and what kind of immigration stories stuck in his mind.
ABSL – the Association of Business Service Leaders – connects companies from all over Czechia operating centres of shared business services, outsource information technologies or focus on research. The Foreigners agency recently joined this association so that we can more intensely share our know-how regarding the employment of foreign workers and their integration into the Czech society. Our common goal is to make sure that you feel at home in these companies.
The pandemic has changed the world in many ways, including how we work and where we work. Companies and employees as well as freelancers have been looking for alternatives to traditional office spaces. Scott.Weber Workspace offers 10 amazing locations in Prague (2 of which are opening soon) where you can (co)work, record a podcast, arrange a meeting over coffee or even have your company headquarters. Sky’s the limit. Want to learn more?
If you’re a fan of ballet, you can start dusting off your fanciest dresses and suits! On 8 February 2022, do not miss Ludwig Minkus’s La Bayadère Gala presented by National Theatre Brno and starring principal Royal Ballet London dancers in lead roles. This premiere will take place in Janáček Theatre and there are still tickets up for grabs. Snatch them before they’re gone!
Nearly two years of social distancing, isolation, and economic distress have taken their toll on our psyche. The Czech Republic is going through a brutal third wave of COVID-19 and with it come increasingly tougher restrictions, including partial lockdowns and cancellation of Christmas markets. We are all dealing with waves of despair and sadness. All this can easily turn into depression. How can we fight it?
Are you a fan of ballet? DANCE BRNO festival is back after a hiatus of two years and it will surely make you want to put on your fancy clothes! The event, taking place on 18-23 October, offers a showcase of almost the entire Czech professional ballet scene. The programme includes performances by companies from Prague, Pilsen, Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, and Brno. Audiences will be able to see both original works and famous pieces by world-renowned choreographers.
If you have been living in the Czech Republic for over 5 years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. Wondering which benefits it can bring? This article represents the first steps towards an answer. For a few months now, there has been a new version of the Czech immigration law. As of 2 August 2021, expatriates who are not covered by their company insurance won’t have another choice but to buy the PVZP insurance. In order to get the same health care insurance as any Czech citizen, you can apply for your permanent residence permit. And save some money.
Looking for your next job in Brno? After a one-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular career networking event dedicated to expats and bilingual job seekers is back. JobSpin Multilingual Job Fair Powered by Brno Daily invites all expats and multilingual job seekers to come and market their professional skills to recruiters. Professionals, students, and graduates are welcome. Plus, we will be there with a stand to offer you a free consultation about your expat-related issues.