From Visa Arrangement to IT Support: Introducing Foreigners Services!

#ForeignersServices is not just accommodation or residence permits. We provide complex relocation services for expats in the Czech Republic. Whether you came across our company for the first time or you’re already our client, learn about our unique story and find out what we can do for you.

Shifting the Burden: Permanent Residence Applicants Will Pay for Their Own Language Tests

#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.

Czech Republic Launches New Government Program – Digital Nomad

#LifeInCzechia After the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of remote online working, the Czech Republic has implemented a program that welcomes a group of highly skilled and top IT workers, known as digital nomads. The government responded to the demands of the job market by allowing companies to hire foreign expert freelancers and facilitating their settlement in the Czech Republic.

State Humanitarian Accommodation – Changes from 1 July 2023

#ImmiUpdatesCzechia Are you a Ukrainian refugee? The Czech Republic offers state humanitarian accommodation to individuals fleeing the armed conflict in Ukraine who do not have their own housing within the country. From 1 July 2023, there are several important changes. Find out more in our article!

The (Dis)Advantages of Relocating to Czechia Through Marriage or Partnership

#LifeInCzechia Have you relocated to the Czech Republic on the basis of your partnership or marriage? If so, you should know that your permit is dependent on your relationship with your partner or spouse. Therefore, your permit automatically becomes invalid In case of a breakup or a divorce. Which permits and visas does this involve? And what to do if this happens to you? Find out in the following article.

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.

When Can You Relocate to Czechia and Start Working If You’ve Applied for an Employee or Blue Card?

#LifeInCzechia Expats who have applied for an employee card or blue card often ask us when it’s the best time to relocate to Czechia and when they can start working. It all depends on how long the approval process takes. Obviously, you want to come here as soon as possible to settle in and acclimate before you start working. But be aware – relocating before your application has been approved can have its disadvantages. Read more to find out what they are.

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.

Higher Minimum Salary for New Blue Card Holders in Czechia From 1 May

#ImmiUpdatesCzechia Are you planning on moving to Czechia to pursue a highly-qualified job? Maybe you’re coming here on a residence permit known as the blue card. From 1 May 2023, new blue card holders are required to have a monthly gross salary of a minimum of 60 530 CZK. This is because the average annual salary in Czechia has gone up. And watch out, this new salary is also valid for some applications submitted through programmes of economic migration before 1 May.

Students With Permit Designations “Other” Obligated to Undertake Adaptation and Integration Courses

Did you come to the Czech Republic as a student? Make sure to double-check your residence permit designation, because you might be obligated to take a mandatory adaptation and integration course! It all depends on what kind of visa or permit you have. Even if you technically came here to study, as long as your residence permit has the label “other”, you do not fall under the exemption that other students and visa holders do.