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Generalities

General information
  • Thanks to its prosperous economy, the Czech Republic is a key destination for foreign nationals looking for opportunities in Europe.

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  • Land of legends and traditions, Scotland has been attracting many expatriates over the years by providing quality living and various opportunities.

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  • As a member of the European Union, Denmark is a small kingdom with nearly 6 million inhabitants and is very welcoming towards expatriates.

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  • Located in North Africa, Tunisia is very welcoming towards expatriates despite being the smallest State of the Maghreb region.

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  • Egypt is located at crossroads between Northern Africa and Europe. Its recovering economy provides many opportunities to expatriates wishing to move there.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • As a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic welcomes foreign nationals coming from neighboring countries without a visa.

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  • Foreign nationals coming from European Union countries do not need a visa to travel to Scotland. Others may require an appropriate visa.

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  • Nationals of the European Union and of Schengen countries do not a require a visa to travel to Denmark while others need a visa or permit.

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  • Since many years, Tunisia has been attracting many expats wishing to retire under the sun in a relaxed environment. Relating formalities are quite simple.

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  • Foreign nationals intending to travel to Egypt, whether for a long or short stay, are required to apply for an appropriate visa beforehand.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Conditions and formalities relating to traveling and staying in the Czech Republic generally vary according to different nationalities.

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  • If you are planning to settle in Scotland, you will probably need a visa depending on the purpose and duration of your stay, as well as your nationality.

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  • Visas for Denmark are usually issued in the case of short stays. To make a long stay, foreign nationals have to apply for an appropriate permit.

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  • Foreign nationals planning to make a more than 90 days stay in Tunisia are required to apply for a visa depending on their purpose of their stay.

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  • Nationals of some countries are exempted from the entry visa for Tunisia to make a less than 3 months stay in the country.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Internships in the Czech Republic were not quite common until recently. In all cases, it should not be difficult for foreign nationals to find internship.

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  • Prague, the Czech capital city, attracts many expatriates worldwide for its dynamism as well as the numerous professional opportunities it provides.

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  • As a modern and developed country, the Czech Republic provides various professional opportunities both to European and non European nationals.

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  • Setting up a business abroad can seem confusing for expatriates, but if you have chosen Scotland, relating procedures are rather simple.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Being the Czech capital city, Prague is a vibrant and dynamic area providing a range of accommodation to expatriates.

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  • Finding accommodation in the Czech Republic can seem quite tricky at first when you are not yet familiar with the local real estate market.

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  • Being the 4th biggest Scottish city, Dundee provides not only opportunities but also a range of accommodation to expatriates wishing to settle there.

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  • Finding affordable accommodation in Aberdeen, one of the biggest Scottish cities, should not be a very difficult task provided you are on the spot.

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  • Glasgow is by far Scotland's biggest and most densely populated this. However, it can be quite difficult to find accommodation there.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • Every year, the Czech Republic attracts many students from around the world thanks to its developed higher education system.

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  • Every year, Scotland welcomes thousands of foreign students looking forward to benefit from its excellent higher education system.

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  • Denmark attracts many foreign students every year thanks to its prestigious universities and developed higher education system.

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  • By choosing to continue your higher studies, you will not only discover a modern country but also enjoy a hospitable population in a pleasant climate.

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  • Over the years, many foreign students, especially coming from African countries have enrolled in the numerous prestigious Egyptian universities.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Like most European countries, the Czech Republic also has a modern and developed health care system including many hospitals, clinics, etc.

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  • Foreign nationals moving to Scotland with a valid visa are eligible to health care services via the National Health Service (NHS).

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  • Like most European countries, Denmark also has a developed and modern health care system providing quality health care to its residents.

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  • Health care is a key issue when it comes to moving to abroad. Tunisia has a rather developed health care system from which expats easily can benefit.

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  • The Egyptian health care system comprises several public, private and university hospitals. Health care services are therefore very accessible to expats.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • If you have decided to live, work or retire in Scotland, you will probably want to open a bank account. Relating procedures are quite simple.

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  • Denmark has a developed and comprehensive banking system. Foreign nationals can thus open a bank account provided they have a resident card.

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  • Opening a bank account in Tunisia is quite a simple process. In general, foreign residents in the country are entitled to several facilities.

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  • Procedures relating to the opening of a bank account in Egypt can be quite complicated due to strict regulations. Make sure to inquire about these.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • By moving to the Czech Republic, especially if you are going to work, you will have to pay income tax, as well as other taxes such as VAT, among others.

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  • By moving to Scotland, whether you are going to work or you have retired, you will have to pay different types of taxes at current rates.

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  • Denmark has one of the world's highest tax systems with tax rates applying both to Danes and foreign employees, retirees, students, etc.

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  • Tax is with no doubt a key issue when moving abroad. Whether you are going to work or set up a business in Tunisia, you will have to pay tax.

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  • There are four main types of taxes in Egypt: personal income tax, corporate income tax and GST. All three of them apply to foreign nationals.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • As a modern city, Prague hosts a comprehensive transports networks which will allow you travel anywhere safely and in total comfort.

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  • The Czech Republic has a developed and dense transport network, including buses, trains, tramway, and even taxis which make traveling easier.

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  • Like most European capital cities, Edinburgh also has a wide and developed transports network that can take you anywhere at affordable rates.

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  • Scotland hosts a wide and developed transport network that will allow you to travel through any city or region at quite affordable rates.

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  • Switzerland has various means of transport: airplanes, buses, trains, trams, boats, etc, which are easily accessible in most regions.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Foreign nationals coming from the European Union and the European Economic Area can drive in the Czech Republic with their original driver's license.

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  • Scotland's road network is quite similar to that of many European countries. Therefore, driving in the country should be rather easy.

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  • Nationals of some countries have to exchange their national driver's license to be allowed to drive during their stay in Denmark.

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  • Tunisia has a fairly developed road infrastructure. You can thus drive in the country provided you have a valid driver's license.

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  • Before moving to Egypt, it is best to inquire on all conditions relating to driving in case you would like to buy or rent a car.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to the Czech Republic requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all relating formalities.

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  • Relocating to Scotland requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Denmark requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Tunisia requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Egypt requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • It is rather easy to subscribe to a land line, mobile plan or Internet in the Czech Republic thanks to a developed telecommunications network.

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  • On moving to Scotland, you can stay in touch with your dear ones thanks to a developed communications network, including many service providers.

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  • As a modern country, Denmark hosts a wide, developed and competitive telecommunications market, including several service providers.

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  • Tunisia has a well developed telecommunications network providing phone and Internet services everywhere at rather affordable rates.

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  • Communication in Egypt has never been easier thanks to the presence of several land line, mobile and Internet service providers.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Thanks to its huge cultural heritage, Prague, the Czech capital city, offers a range of leisure activities to expatriates moving there.

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  • By moving to the Czech Republic, you will discover a historically and culturally rich country along with a wide range of leisure activities.

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  • Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city, provides a wide range of leisure activities to foreign nationals who are planning to settle there.

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  • As a historically and culturally rich country, Scotland has so much to offer to expatriates during their leisure time.

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  • From amusement parks to museums and shopping malls, you can choose from a wide range of leisure activities to enjoy in Denmark.

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Miscellaneous

  • On moving to the Czech Republic, you will discover a warm and hospitable nation along with interesting cultures, traditions and many festivals.

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  • When moving to Scotland, you will discover a historically and culturally rich country with a warm population having a traditional lifestyle.

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  • If you wish to travel to Scotland with your pet, it will have to comply with some formalities and conditions depending on its country of origin.

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