BEC – Brno Expat Centre
The Brno Expat Centre – funded by the City of Brno – acts as a service office catering for the needs of foreign highly skilled professionals who are living or working in Brno or plan to do so.
To create an environment where newcomers feel welcome and quickly make connection with the city and its citizens.
Relocating, Consulting and Assisting
The BEC offers advice and assistance to international employees, entrepreneurs and researchers in all areas related to settling down and enjoying life in Brno. That includes various formalities and paperwork, contact with local authorities and any daily living issues. As part of public service, the BEC experienced assistants provide expats with in-depth consulting, guidelines and contacts, as well as interpret in meetings with authorities and other service providers. Partner companies enjoy priority services and extra benefits for their employees and their family members, such as on-site welcome seminars for newcomers and full support in relocation process.
Our professional English, French and German speaking staff is ready to help and find contacts in a wide variety of areas including:
- residence permits;
- medical services;
- social security;
- trade licensing;
- financial issues;
- language courses;
- apartment rentals;
- driving license;
- vehicle registration;
- schools and kindergartens;
- leisure, sports and hobbies;
- arts and culture.
Community Events Organizing
The BEC organizes public seminars, informal meetings, trips, tours, sport tournaments, wine and tea tastings, and such. These social gatherings help foreigners to network and integrate within the local community, connect to other foreigners in similar situation and make friends with locals.
Sharing Knowledge and Contacts Online
The BEC operates an informative websitewith practical guidelines, current information relevant to expats, event invitations, and contacts. All available free of charge. Our social media groups on Facebook and LinkedIn associate over 6,000 foreigners living in Brno.
Visit the website, become a member and sign up for our monthly newsletter at.
Brno Expat Centre
Česká 166/11, 602 00 Brno
Tel.: +420 530 332 123, e-mail: ,
- I.South Moravia: Geography, Labour Force, Economy
- II. Legal Regulation of Business Activities, Establishment of Business Entities
- III. Accounting and Auditing
- IV. Tax System in the Czech Republic
- V. Employment and Labour Regulations
- VI. Visa and Integration after Arrival
VII. Co-operation with South Moravian Institutions
- CEITEC – Central European Institute of Technology
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Brno University of Technology
- TTO – Technology Transfer Office at the Brno University of Technology
- AdMaS – Advanced Materials, Structures and Technologies
- Centre SIX – Sensor, Information and Communication Systems
- NETME Centre – New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering
- CVVOZE – Centre for Research and Utilisation of Renewable Energy
- CMV – Materials Research Centre
- Masaryk University - International Staff Office (ISO)
- TTO MU – Technology Transfer Office of Masaryk University
- JCMM - support for the gifted
- The Centre for Foreigners JMK
- ISOB – The International School of Brno
- BEC – Brno Expat Centre
- International Clinical Research Centre (ICRC) of St. Anne’s University Hospital in Brno
- JIC – South Moravian Innovation Centre
- VIII. Practical Information: Working and Living in South Moravia