I wrote this review of the ministry interior based in Plzen today. Decided it best not to stir the hive though, so took it down. Again the ministry refuses to give me permanent residence. Seems like a life in litigation to stay here.
It’s hard to know where to start with the description of this office. If officials do speak English, they’ll refuse to use that skill. If your from a Western European mindset, be prepared for dose of what life might have been like pre 1990s. What to expect. 1) lack of common sense 2) zero trust and lack of respect for EU directives 3) officials that are not paid enough to understand the law or what a human right is 4) no empathy for your situation, if your having a bad day don’t expect it to improve if you goto this office 5) expect to be judged by a lot of subjective information, say as little as possible 6) generally.. understand that the democratic process just never made it to this office. Don’t let these people get you down though, be patient and see the experience as some sort of comedy. Expect every process to take 3 or 4 times longer than you expect. The important thing to understand is that these people don’t represent Czech people. People that apply to work or accept jobs in these kinds of offices, are a very specific type of person. Don’t disrespect them, they know every trick in the book to make your life difficult/expensive. Sit back, relax and take a seat in a Kafka novel. If your an innovative, independent thinker, take serious time out to consider if this region is worth your energy.