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 2-4 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after lease termination, completion of inspection, cleaning, and payment for final utilities.

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 tenant.

Accepted Method of Payment

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

 

School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include a registration fee and tuition.

Accepted Method of Payment

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

 

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Requirements

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

• Copy of valid passport or ID
• 4 identification pictures

Additional Notes

You can legally drive on an international driving license.

 

Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• Copy of passport
• Original certificate of residence or residence card
• Identity pictures
• Proof of address
• Proof of employment

Time Required

It may take 1-2 days for your account opening to be complete.