Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical documents required to sign a lease are a valid passport and proof of employment.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1-2 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit will be returned upon termination of the lease and completion of a walk tthrough inspection. Any damages incured will be deducted from the returned security deposit.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.

 

School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include an application fee and a one time payment typically equivalent to one term’s school fees of the joining class. Usually between 1000-2000 USD.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.

Additional Notes

 

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Requirements

Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

• International driver’s license or Foreign driver’s license (translated, certified or legalized by the Embassy).
• Work Permit
• Residence Permit

Additional Notes

Driving is conducted on left side of road.

 

Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Proof of employment
• Proof of address
• Proof of salary
• Copy of passport
• Minimum deposit (varies depending on the bank)

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed within 24 hours.

Additional Notes

Some banks allow bank accounts to be opened online.