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 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned within 30 days of the lease termination and once all repair costs are applied.

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:

• Tuition fees
• Registration fee
• Admission fee
• In some schools, a corporate fee is also required

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 driver’s license from home country (original and 1 copy)
• Valid passport and immigration card (original and 1 copy)
• Blood test which indicate your blood test if not tested for your current license (must provide proof from a laboratory)

Additional Notes

You may be required to complete audio and visual testing.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

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

• Copy of Passport
• Copy of second form of identification
• Minimum opening amount of $1,000 minimum
• Monthly average of $250 (checking account) or $1,000 (savings account)
• Proof of income (i.e. work certificate, tax return, work contract, job reference letter
• 1 letter of reference from your banking institution showing you have had a bank account for a minimum of 3 years
• 1 professional reference letter

Time Required

It may take 2-3 weeks for your account opening to be complete.