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Living in Slovakia

Buying a House One of the crucial points of living in Slovakia is buying a property. There are no legal restrictions on buying buildings in Slovakia, but you are restricted if you want to buy agricultural or forest land. Note that houses use the number of rooms, not bedrooms, for sale descriptions. Be sure you understand everything before you sign anything — if necessary use the services of a translator. These are the usual steps to follow: Choose a property. Pay a deposit (10 %).  If you change your...

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Do I Need Visa to Go to Slovakia

If you’re asking yourself “do I need visa to go to Slovakia?” the answer may depend on where you’re coming from. If you’re coming from the EU country then most likely you’ll need just your ID. More details about registering essentials are provided below. Travel along the river Styx and visit Paradise — and Hell Twelve of Slovakia’s 4 000 caves are open to the public, including the Domica cave where you can take a boat ride along the Styx, the river that leads to Hades...

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Slovakia Culture

Language In Slovakia they speak Slovak, which is the official language, although a significant minority speak Hungarian or Czech. Slovak uses the Latin alphabet. Most people under the age of about 35 will be able to speak at least some English — and may be eager to practise it. In the larger cities and tourist areas, English will be understood by many of the workers. In rural areas, Russian or German may be spoken by the older generation. They will appreciate our attempts to try out Slovakian. The great thing is that...

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Driving in Slovakia

Public Transport If you don’t want to be driving in Slovakia, you’ll be glad to know that it offers buses, trains and taxis. In Bratislava and Kosice there are trams, and also trolleybuses in some towns. There are regular trains and buses with neighbouring countries, and taxis are available in every town. Buses — you can buy the tickets from newsagents, ticket dispensers at the bus stop and sometimes from the driver. Be sure to punch your ticket as soon as you enter the bus to avoid a fine. Travel cards...

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Medical Care and Pensions in Slovakia

Medical Care and Social Insurance Although Slovak State healthcare is poor and may not be easy to access everywhere, attempts are being made to improve the service. Meanwhile, expats should get private medical insurance, or even use neighbouring Vienna for healthcare. If you move to Slovakia without a job you must produce proof of private health insurance in order to obtain a residence permit. Foreign pensions in Slovakia will not cover private or public medical care and you must make most arrangements yourself. State funded healthcare...

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Moving to Slovakia

Beautiful women, great food and an easy-going atmosphere: that's how short term visitors usually describe their impression of the small central European country of Slovakia. But aside from fun-seeking spring breakers, the Slovak Republic also attracts many long-term visitors due to its rapid economic growth, which provides appealing business and working opportunities to all sorts of professionals. If you plan on moving to Slovakia, there are some things you might want to know before you buy a one-way ticket. Read on and learn the basics below. Slovakia – quick...

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