Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

1 month rent in advance is typically required upon signing a lease agreement.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 2 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned Refund in accordance to the refund clause in the lease (either 30 or 60 days), and provided there are no damages to the premise, and provision of proof of settlement of all outstanding bills due.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission. The rate is negotiated by the landlord.

Payment of Rental Commission

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

Accepted Method of Payment

Cash is the preferred method of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees vary from school to school and are likely to change each ademic year.

Accepted Method of Payment

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


Obtaining a Driver’s License


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

• Valid passport (original and 1 copy)
• Valid visa (original and 1 copy)
• Valid driver’s license from home country (original)
• 2 passport photos with white background


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• Valid passport
• Visa
• Work permit valid for a minimum of 90 days

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed immediately.