Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 6 months.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical documents required to sign a rental contract include:

• Proof of identification
• Proof of employment
• Lease agreement

Standard Security Deposit

Security deposits are not typically required. If one is agreed to ensure it is documented in your rental agreement.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of outstanding refurbishments, and cleaning.

Outstanding payments for repairs will be deducted if necessary.

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

Payment of the agent’s rental commission is typically split between the tenant and landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Cash and check are accepted methods of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Registration fee – typically around 65 USD
• Tuition – ranges between 1,000-2,800 USD

Accepted Method of Payment

Bank transfer and cash are accepted methods of payment.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license is limited to a current driver’s license

Additional Notes

Conversion to local driver’s license is required. Allowance to drive utilizing a foreign driver’s license or international driver’s license depends on nationality.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• Valid passport
• Residence certificate
• Work permit
• Tax number
• Proof of address

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed within 2 weeks.