Czechia and Slovakia – the heart of Central Europe. Two neighboring countries formed one country called Czechoslovakia not only once but two times. They share a common history, yet there are quite a few distinctions. Especially today, they differ in many aspects. Do you want to know more? Find out in this article!
#LifeInCzechia The Czech Ministry of the Interior has announced a significant change in its policy regarding language exams for applicants seeking permanent residence in the Czech Republic. As of the beginning of the new year, the ministry plans to cease issuing and reimbursing vouchers for language exams and increase the price limit for these exams. This change is part of a broader amendment to government regulations aimed at streamlining the process for permanent residence applicants, including those applying through the highly skilled worker scheme and those seeking Czech citizenship. While this move has raised concerns among some individuals, there are strong reasons for supporting this change.
#LifeInCzechia When traveling to a new place, particularly if you’re unfamiliar with the language, it is essential to acquire a basic understanding of a few phrases in the local language. This can create a deeper connection between yourself and the culture, people, and your own experience. You don’t need to memorize all of these phrases […]
The number of foreigners in Czechia has been steadily going up. In the second-largest city, Brno, there are currently more than 40 000 of them. This is also why cultural institutions such as cinemas and theatres slowly begin catering to English and German-speaking audiences. One of such institutions is National Theatre Brno, which now offers performances with English and sometimes German subtitles in its programme in addition to Czech subtitles.
Moving to another country is always challenging. It’s like taking a big leap into the unknown. Everything becomes new and unexplored. The best way to limit stress or bad experiences is to prepare yourself as well as possible for this new adventure. As a new expatriate in the Czech Republic, I don’t necessarily have the required hindsight on some topics, but I will share with you my first impressions of the country.
Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.
After six years of consideration, the Czech Ministry of Education has decided to make Czech language exams more difficult for expats interested in getting a permanent residence permit. This means that instead of passing a level A1 language exam expats will have to prove their knowledge of the Czech language at level A2.
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Ha Tran is one of our Relocation Consultants at Foreigners Brno meaning that she helps expats to find their place to live in the city. Her highly professional and human features such as diligence, optimism and great self-organization have helped her to gain trust among all of her clients and moved her to the senior position in the company career path.