Proud Summer in Czechia: Three Can’t-Miss LGBTQ+ Events in 2022

#LifeInCzechia Moving to a foreign country is already difficult and being a member of a minority can complicate matters even more. If you’re a foreigner who’s also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may sometimes feel lonely or even encounter discrimination in Czechia. June is upon us, which means it’s almost pride month. And we’re here to give you a couple of tips on queer-friendly events you definitely don’t want to miss this summer and early fall.

All You Need to Know About the Mandatory Adaptation and Integration Course

#LifeInCzechia Are you a third-country citizen who’s new to the Czech Republic? Have you been granted a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? There’s a high probability that you have to attend the Adaptation and Integration Course “Welcome to the Czech Republic”. The Ministry of the Interior has established this obligation for specific groups of third-country citizens who got their residence permits after 1 January 2021. Here are the details.

Bored in Brno? Kino Art Offers Special Expat Friendly Film Program!

#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.

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.

Ticket Inspection in Brno: How to Avoid Getting Fined?

#LifeInCzechia Are you new to Brno? Do you plan to use public transport? If your answer is yes, keep reading. First days are always hard. You are getting used to the new environment, and so maybe you can’t focus on every detail and you can miss important things. As a new resident of Brno, originally from Turkey, I would like to inform you about ticket inspection and fines in the Brno Public Transportation System. So let’s learn about the ticket process together to avoid ourselves getting fined. 

Block Cleaning: What Is It and How to Avoid Getting Your Car Towed

#LifeInCzechia Have you ever heard of the so-called “block cleaning”? Maybe you’ve seen the road signs saying “čištění komunikací” with a date underneath on your street before but you didn’t quite know what they meant or what you should do. Maybe you even got your car towed because you didn’t act in time. Fear not, we’re here to explain everything.

25 Useful Apps for Comfortable Life in the Czech Republic

#LifeInCzechia Are you relocating to Czechia? Or maybe you’re already living here? Check out these useful apps that can help you with daily tasks and save you time whenever you need it. Find out how to get your groceries delivered to your door, where to get a new dress in a hurry, where to look if you crave sweets, and many more handy tips!

Prague Professionals: Fine-tune Your Work-Life Balance in Unique Workspaces That Fit Your Every Need

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?

Coronavirus in Czechia: New Year’s Restrictions, Vaccination Certificate Validity, and Tougher Travel Conditions

The number of newly infected individuals in Czechia has been steadily going down. However, due to the threat of omicron, the new government has announced tougher restrictions for New Year’s Eve celebrations as well as the entering and re-entering of the country for foreigners and non-vaccinated. In addition, the EU has shortened the validity of vaccination certificates to 9 months from 1 February.

Energy Prices in Czechia: Can My Landlord Increase My Monthly Electricity Deposit?

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you may have noticed a growing energy crisis in Europe that is increasing the price of electricity. To make sure you don’t go over budget, you should talk to your landlord to find out whether the provider is planning on increasing your monthly utility deposits. We’re also bringing you a few tips on how to not waste electricity in your home and ultimately save money.