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I'll soon move to Warsaw, Questions about early days,


mephias 11 | 304  
10 Apr 2009 /  #1
I've finally received my work permit. I'll move to warsaw in a month. I've stayed in foreign countries for temporary projects but this is first time on a permanent job in a foreign country so I have some questions about it.

I'll ask them also to the employer if they can help but in case if they don't:

-I am planning to stay in a hotel for first 1-2 weeks so I can search a flat. Any hotel suggestion ?

- While I am searching a flat to rent ? Will I need someone who is native to Polish ? ( I think I will because most probably the aggreements will be in Polish) If yes How can I find someone or an agency trustable to help me (I am planning to pay for this) ?

- What is your experiences and advices about first days ?

These questions may look silly but I really want to complete early day tasks quickly and carefully.
esek 2 | 228  
11 Apr 2009 /  #2
I am planning to stay in a hotel for first 1-2 weeks so I can search a flat. Any hotel suggestion ?

Find one which is close enough to your work place - use zumi.pl, example:

zumi.pl/namapie.html?qt=hotel&loc=Warszawa,+Domaniewska&Submit=Szukaj&long=21.0255104&lat=52.1815168&type=1&scale=5

click point A, B... in the left menu and you will see addional info - like hotel web page, phone number and so on

While I am searching a flat to rent ? Will I need someone who is native to Polish ?

Yes if you want to find good flat for reasonable price
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
11 Apr 2009 /  #3
- searching is one thing (with a bit of luck you'll find real estate agancies that might have English versions of their websites), signing documents is other thing, if an agency has a standard contract in 2 languages (Polish + English), then you should be fine, but if you find a flat to rent directly from the owner (not through an agent), then you probably need a good translation of the contract, so a translation agency (biuro tłumaczeń) might be helpful.

I advise you requesting a sworn translation (tłumaczenie przysięgłe) if some bigger money is involved (you can even find 9 sworn translators from Turkish in Warsaw), you can request it at an agency or you can try to get in touch with the translator

- go to tlumacze.ms.gov.pl
choose "mazowieckie" as "województwo,
type "Warszawa" as "miasto"
and choose "angielski" [English] or "turecki" [Turkish] as "język" - you'll see a list with names, addresses, phone numbers and (sometimes) e-mail addresses, so you may contact some translators earlier and make some arrangements (asking about their availabilty in a certain period, prices per hour/page of text)
Guest  
15 Apr 2009 /  #4
If you want to avoid agency fees look in the Gazetta Wyborz (spelling? I am not Polish!) - ads which start with BP mean no agency - you're dealing directly with the owner, but be aware that the price in the paper might be a "mistake" and might be considerably higher. I was very lucky - my landlord saw that a 41 year old professional woman was likely to be a good tenant and he lowered the price on the basis that he said he knew I would keep the place nicely. Check with someone local before deciding on a place, as the area is not always going to show it's charms or otherwise to you as a newbie.
Filios1 8 | 1,336  
15 Apr 2009 /  #5
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