Are you a foreign student enrolled in one of the international programmes at Czech universities? Even if you’ve only just enrolled and are about to start your studies in the fall, you might want to start thinking about what’s next. And if you’re about to graduate, you definitely need to know what your options are.
Every foreigner living in Czechia for 5 continuous years has the right to apply for a permanent residence card. If you are a third-country citizen, however, you’ll need to pass a Czech language exam to be able to obtain it. The level of this exam will go up from A1 to A2 by the end of 2021. In fact, selected schools will increase the level to A2 as soon as this November. To take the easier level, you will need to apply for your permanent residence permit by the end of August 2021.
The 2021 Census is coming sooner than you think, with its online phase starting on 26–27 March and the paper phase starting on 17 April. According to the Czech Statistical Office, everyone must be enumerated, including expats. What do you need to know? How to get ready? What questions should you expect? Will the forms be in English? We know the answers!
Choosing an apartment or any kind of home might be challenging and stressful in the beginning, especially when doing so in a foreign country. How do you know you’re making the right decision? Let me help you with that, so that hopefully after reading this, you’ll be much more comfortable making a choice.
As an expat living and working in the Czech Republic, you are obligated to report the change of the employer as well as when changing a job title and employment. This process might be tricky as there are several documents to submit, conditions under which you can apply and deadlines to meet. In this article, we will bring you a summary of all these aspects so you can better orientate in the process of changing the employer.
When the world’s pandemic is at its peak and some industries have difficulties with employing people, everybody is trying to make money in any way possible, at least to make ends meet. Nowadays, a very popular way of making easy money among expats in the Czech Republic is being a taxi driver. The reason is simple – practically the only thing you need is a car and a driving licence. Wonder what are the requirements for becoming a taxi driver? Go ahead!
All the restaurants in the Czech Republic have closed again due to coronavirus countermeasures, so there’s no possibility to have dinner at your favorite restaurant? Or you miss food from your country and don’t know where to find it? I wrote the second list of great restaurants for you, where you can order delicious food online.
You may have come across some painted stones while walking through the city of Olomouc nowadays. No, they’re not homework from art class forgotten by random kids but a nationwide pastime. You can join in and have fun by painting stones and/or placing them in different locations so that other people could notice them. The person that finds the stone could move it somewhere else. This way, the painted stones can travel, for example, to the other end of the country or even abroad.
Planning to visit Olomouc? Do you know where you can have some fun there during wintertime? Cold mornings, unpleasant wind, but also a relaxed Christmas atmosphere and snowflakes that will put a smile on our faces. Even during winter, you can have great fun. If you’re thinking about where to go for a weekend or just in the afternoon after work, take a look at our list of interesting places that are worth your visit in the center of Olomouc and its surroundings at this time of year.