There are many things to think about when moving to a new country, including getting to know the culture as well as everyday issues such as living costs and taxes. Liechtenstein is like most other countries, though there are a few things that are unique to the Principality. One of these things is the restrictive policy on residence permits. It is not easy for foreign nationals to receive permission to live in Liechtenstein. Instead, they must apply for one of the limited number of residence permits that are awarded either in certain specific cases or via a lottery held every year.