Due to the recently implemented lockdown, the Ministry of the Interior in the Czech Republic had to introduce some precautionary measures in their offices as well. These precautions mostly affect appointments and the extent of services they will be providing during the next few weeks. What do you have to remember if you need to visit them?
As of September 21, foreign partners of Czech or EU citizens can enter the Czech Republic even if the couple is still unmarried, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This had been previously possible only under strict conditions. This eventually changed to make family reunification easier.
Are you considering getting yourself a long-term residence permit? Having this type of document has a lot of advantages and we definitely recommend you to get it with our help! However, the first big question that you should think about is: For what purpose am I getting this document for? There are several options for you to choose from.
Some of us go abroad for studying, working or perhaps when following our life partner to their homeland. Some of us like to travel far and long to discover unfamiliar corners of the world. Reasons for leaving a home country are many but they all have connecting elements, not all of them necessarily being pleasant and commonly talked about – cultural shock, loneliness, even depression can hit once you root yourself out of the familiar land and try to plant yourself in a new geographical and cultural environment.
Today, we have the pleasure to get to know Oldrich Lang, our Expat & Immigration Consultant in Brno, a little bit better. Oldrich, or so-called Olda, has been working at Foreigners for the past eight months. He is 30 years old, living with his girlfriend and their dog Tedko. Originally, he comes from a small town of Hustopeče, located in the South Moravian Region. But for about the last 10 years he has been living in Brno, except for two years, when he was traveling in the US, Canada, and New Zealand.
The Czech government declared a state of emergency and it is only natural that the latest countermeasures regarding the coronavirus pandemic left many foreigners scared. Often even the Czech citizens themselves struggle to make sense of the recent regulations. There are, however, two important dates you should keep in your mind: March 13 and March 16.
Brexit is going to happen on 31 October 2019 and it will lead to a lot of changes for UK citizens living in the Czech Republic. On October 1, we were streaming a special webinar on Facebook and sharing our knowledge about Brexit with the people who are interested in the topic. So, here comes a summary of the most important recommendations from the Ministry of Interior to all UK citizens who reside in the Czech Republic.
What is the latest status about Brexit? Сurrently known that a transitional period will start October 31, 2019 and last until December 31, 2020, it gives the UK residents in the Czech Republic the right to stay in the country and the possibility to take measures to resolve permit issues related to keep on staying legally. The paperwork must be done before October 31, 2019 – the day when Brexit will happen because after that Brits won’t be considered as UK citizens.