One of the 10 best destinations for expats
Start fresh in Prague, Czech Republic!
WHY CHOOSE CZECH REPUBLIC?
More than 200 EPAMers have already relocated from Ukraine, Russia, Armenia and more!
“I like that Czech cities are small and have so much history – there's a lot to see, including gothic and art nouveau architecture. There are also ancient castles and other landmarks near Prague that you can reach by train in an hour. There are many concerts and great museums that keep you busy. I like the technology museum and different art galleries. The city itself is great for walking, especially in the parks. I live near Stromovka, and there is a very old but well-kept and unbelievably beautiful park. You can picnic there in the summer and take your pet with you.”
Lead Software Testing Engineer
Logistically, Czech Republic is a very convenient place to discover Europe.
As an employee of EPAM Systems (Czech Republic), you are covered by public health insurance from your first day of employment.
Public health insurance is free in Czech Republic if medical services are provided in a public hospital/medical institution, or if the hospital/medical institution has a contract with a public insurance provider. There are many hospitals and medical institutions that offer free quality medical services.
If an employee is sick (officially confirmed by a doctor), the employee will be fully compensated for three days.
How can I get from the airport to the corporate apartment?
Upon arrival in Prague, take a taxi or Uber. Reasonable transfer costs to and from the airport are covered as a part of your relocation package. Inform the taxi provider about your payment method and keep the receipt for expense reporting.
How should I register in Prague?
Every foreigner needs to register at the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) within three working days after arrival. Registration at the MOI is assisted by EPAM and a Czech translator will assist you with registration and provide your information. You can find address of the local MOI here: http://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/ministry-of-the-interior-ministry-of-the-interior.aspx
How can I get an employee card?
Non-EU citizens need to obtain a residence permit or visa in order to stay and legally work in Czech Republic. You need to apply for your employee card (EC) – a long-term residence permit that states the purpose of your stay in the country. Each EC is valid for one person, position and employer for up to two years, which is usually based on the term of the employment contract, and can be extended. Typically, an applicant is notified of their EC status within 60-90 days.
Your family must apply for a family reunion long-term visa, which is issued for up to one year. Applications for family reunion visas are typically approved within the same time frame as the main applicant’s application.
EPAM will assist you and your family in obtaining an EC and long-term residence permit.
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