Unbe-leaf-able Greens: Have You Been to Brno’s Vegetable Market?

#LifeInCzechia We’re in the middle of summer, which means our gardens, orchards, and greenhouses are filled with this year’s bounty of produce, including berries, pit fruits and veggies such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meadow flowers are also in season. You can find all of this (and more) in one magical spot in Brno – the Vegetable Market in the city centre.

Getting Hitched in Czechia? Here’s the Scoop on International Marriage

#LifeInCzechia Many foreigners living in Czechia end up falling in love with Czech citizens. And many of those couples end up getting married. But having an international wedding in Czechia isn’t quite as easy as it may seem. In fact, you might (not) be surprised to learn how much bureaucracy is involved in the process. Here are some of the basics you should know if you’re planning on getting hitched to your Czech sweetheart.

Who’s Taking Care of Dads in Czechia? Interview with David Škrobánek

#ForeignersRecommends Are you a dad? Do you sometimes feel like nobody cares about your problems as a parent? The topic of fatherhood has been resonating more and more in Czechia. However, according to the coach David Škrobánek who helps fathers through tough situations, it’s still not talked about enough. Czech dads aren’t the only ones with issues. Foreign fathers (and especially those married to Czech citizens) have to deal with unique challenges on their parenthood journey. Read more to learn about his project and how to get help yourself.

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.

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.