Packing your bags and moving to a new country is never an easy decision to make, but whether you’re deciding to move and start a new chapter in life for business or leisure, like most things in life, the more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be.
If you fit these criteria and you’re planning to move to be living in Prague, Czech Republic, you’re going to need some information to help make the transition as seamless as possible. That’s why I’m going to spend today exploring some of the things you’ll need to know when moving; ultimately helping you to have the best experience possible.
There’s a Fantastic Expat Community
The first thing you’ll be delighted to know is you’re not the first person to move to Prague from abroad. In fact, Prague boasts one of the largest and most active expat communities in the world, meaning there are lots of new people to meet who are in the same position as you.
This means that you won’t feel so lonely moving somewhere new because there are plenty of people out there in the same position. Most expat meetups and events can be found via the internet and social media, the app ‘Meetup’ is a great option too – so all you need to do is look!
Visas are Typically Easy to get
Regardless of how long you’re staying in Prague, you’ll need to get a visa that allows you to be here legally. However, the visa you get will depend on whereabouts in the world you’re coming from. If you’re currently living in the European Union, you’ll be able to move to the Czech Republic easily, and you won’t even need a visa.
However, if you’re staying longer than 30 days, you’ll need to notify the police, which takes about an hour. You’ll need information like your address of the residence where you’re staying, your driver’s license, and passport.
If you’re coming from outside the EU, such as Canada, the US, Australia, or New Zealand, and you plan to work in Prague, you’ll need a Working Holiday Visa before you get into the country. This entire process can take up to six months, so make sure you’re getting ahead and getting organized with the process.
More information on a working holiday visa can be found on the Czech Republic government website. No matter where you’re from, make sure you’re doing it legally!
You Won’t Be Bored
Being the capital city of a vibrant country like Czech Republic means you’ll never be bored because there’s always something to see or do. Now’s the time to get excited about all the amazing adventures you’re going to be having in your future!
“It doesn’t matter what you’re into, whether it’s culture, art, and history, going out to nightclubs or bars, drinking, sightseeing, or simply socializing, there’s plenty for everyone to do, and endless options just waiting to be discovered,” explains Benjamin Flowers, a travel blogger for WriteMYX and Brit Student.
Prague is SUPER affordable
When I say super affordable, I mean Prague is so affordable you won’t believe your eyes in many places. Whether you’re looking at rent and bills, weekly groceries, or even going out to restaurants, buying clothes, or using public transport, your money will go a long way.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as cheap as some parts of southern Asia, like Thailand, but compared to the rest of Europe, you’ll be able to go a long way on a little. If you’re an expat or digital nomad, you’ll fit in right at home here!
“Just because you’re in Prague, doesn’t mean you need to stay in Prague. The nation’s capital is extremely well connected by train, bus, and plane to the rest of Europe, so if you’ve caught the travel bug and you want to use your time in Europe to explore what the continent has to offer, this will be one of the best times to do so!” shares Penny Harper, a lifestyle writer for Australia2Write and Next Coursework.
A Culture Trip
As I briefly mentioned before, by living in Prague you’ll be soaked in culture and history, and even if this is something you’re not really into, take a sample day into what it has to offer, and I can guarantee you’ll find yourself hooked.
From century-old churches and chapels to statues and Christmas markets that will blow you away with their beauty and classically traditional European style; you’re going to fall in love.
Joel Syder is travel consultant at Originwritings.com and Academicbrits.com. He enjoys helping people to learn more about starting new lives in different countries around the globe as well as creating articles about things that excite him for PhdKingdom.com, academic service.
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