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 passport or other valid ID.

Standard Security Deposit

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

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 utilities, water, electricity, and 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 + 21% Value-Added Tax.

Payment of Rental Commission

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

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfers are the preferred method of payment.


Local Requirements

Residency Requirements

When you move to Czech Republic you may want or need to establish residency.  Requirements may include:

EU Citizens

• Register with the labour office
• Register with the foreign police
• Obtain EU residence permit (optional)

Non-EU Citizens

• Register with the labour office
• Register with the foreign police
• Work and residency permit

It is advisable to connect with a local expert to identify any additional requirements and advise on support available to assist in meeting the local requirements.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


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

• Original driver’s license
• Two recent passport photos
• Resident card
• Passport

Additional Notes

EU citizens do not have to change their driver’s license and can drive with a valid EU driver’s license. Non EU citizens are required to change their driver’s license in 90 days (if residing for more than 1 year).

Driving is conducted on the left side of the road. It is suggested to get your International Driving Permit in the home country, prior to arrival.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• Valid passport/ID
• Employment contract
• Proof of residence
• Initial deposit (varies depending on the bank)

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed the same day. Bank cards are issued within 7 days.

Additional Notes

Other services, such as, credit cards, bank loans, etc. can be provided by the banks after fulfilling certain conditions (income, length of stay, etc).