Note from site admin: This topic was split from the what made you move to Czech Republic? thread. Jeff, to be honest with you. If you come from Ukraine, do not even bother to immigrate to Czech Republic. I do not want to be cruel; I just want to spare you one big disappointment of your life. Personally I have many friends from Ukraine, I love this nation, I had at least 2 of Ukrainian families living in my house before I immigrated the USA. I love your "pizdec" BUT I experienced a life of an immigrant before and I know how tough this life is. A regular Czech guy will not have the same respects as I did and here goes a problem. Czech nation in general is very opposed to any kind of immigration and especially to an immigration from Eastern Europe. The reason is simple; even though we are a Central Europe nation, many western countries rank us to Eastern Europe we have nothing in common. On top of that; after 40 years of Russian influence destroyed my country there are many Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian etc. immigrants who behave like Czech Republic still belongs to them. I know that Ukrainian people suffered from Russian dominance far longer the Czech nation did but here it goes: it is very difficult to explain one American that Czech republic does not belong to Eastern Europe and in the same way it is very difficult to explain one Czech that one Ukrainian guy has nothing in common with the Russian nation. Furthermore if there already are many Ukrainians (I know, from West Ukraine - very frequently called svoloch) who rape, steal and make a very bad reputation to its own people. To be honest with you, I would go to a different country. Even US might give you better chances than Czech Republic. Honestly. In Czech republic you will fight for years to be even able to get a decent job (except to dig ditches); my friend who had a masters degree in economics from Ukraine it took her 11 years of trying to get an accountant job (and her Czech language was excellent).