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Generalities

General information
  • Known as the "Rainbow Country", South Africa is by far the most developed country in Africa, thus attracting foreign professionals, investors, students...

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  • 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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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Foreign nationals coming from some countries need a visa to travel to South Africa depending on the duration of their stay.

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  • 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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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Nationals of some countries are exempted from the visa requirement when making a short stay, that is a maximum of 3 months stay, in South Africa.

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  • 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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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • There are various ways to look for a job in India, namely through the Internet, local newspapers, and even temporary recruitment agencies.

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  • Like most major South Africa cities, Cape Town is also quite open to foreign expertise in several fields such as finance, insurance, real estate, etc.

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  • Located in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is the 3rd most prosperous South African city, providing many opportunities to foreign professionals.

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  • As one of the biggest South African metropolis, Johannesburg provides career prospects for foreign professionals in various fields lacking expertise.

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  • Being the South African administrative capital city, Pretoria hosts an open labor market, providing various opportunities to foreign nationals.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Cape Town is with no doubt one of the most popular South African cities, providing not only various opportunities but also accommodation.

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  • Durban is a young and dynamic city that attracts many expatriates, providing not only various opportunities but also a range of accommodation.

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  • Johannesburg provides not only various professional opportunities to expatriates but also a range of accommodation and a pleasant lifestyle.

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  • As a student city, Pretoria provides a wide range of accommodation to foreign nationals, including studios, apartments, houses, and event flat sharing.

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  • South Africa has a rather developed real estate market, providing both short-term and long-term accommodation to foreign nationals moving there.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • South Africa host several prestigious universities, most of which are deemed to be the best in whole Africa, that welcome many foreign students every year.

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  • 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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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Foreign nationals living in South Africa can easily access to health care services thanks to the presence of several hospitals, clinics, among others.

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  • 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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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • Foreign nationals in South African can choose between two types of bank accounts, namely resident accounts and non resident accounts.

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  • 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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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Once you have settled in South Africa, regardless of the purpose of your stay, you will have to pay different types of taxes, including income tax.

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  • 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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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Being the most developed African country, South Africa hosts a very developed transport network, including buses, trains, taxis, airplanes, etc.

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  • 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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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you wish to drive in South Africa, make sure to have an international driver's license which is recognized by local authorities.

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  • 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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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to South Africa requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of relating formalities on your behalf.

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  • 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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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • As the most developed African country, South Africa has a modern telecommunications network including several service providers.

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  • 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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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • By moving to South Africa, rest assured that you are not likely to get bored during your free time thanks to several leisure activities: sports, trekking..

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  • 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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Miscellaneous

  • It is possible for non-Thais to become a monk in Thailand, just not common, and it may not make sense to

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  • Despite being a continuously developing country, South Africa holds a deep cultural and historical heritage that you can discover during your stay.

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  • Besides vaccination and implantation of an identification microchip, your pet will also require an import authorization to travel with you to South Africa.

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  • 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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