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Living in Switzerland as an expatriate

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Leaving Switzerland during studies, EU citizen

Cross-post from travel.SE because I was asked to: I'm an EU citizen, and study in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm enrolled for the following semester. My housing lease is expiring and I haven't managed to ...
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Leaving Switzerland during studies, EU citizen [duplicate]

I'm an EU citizen, and study in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm enrolled for the following semester. My housing lease is expiring and I haven't managed to find other affordable accommodation, so I must leave ...
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Immigation USA/Switzerland

I am in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend. We know that marriage would be the simplest solution, but we would prefer to live together for a longer period before we take this step. ...
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Can I pass a driving license in B.C. Canada with a valid visa but without being a resident of Canada?

Background information I am a Swiss citizen and I used to live in Vancouver, BC, Canada for the past 6 years and I moved to Switzerland three months ago. I hold a class 7 drivers license from ICBC (...
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Freelancer Visa for EU especially German speaking countries

I am an Engineer / PhD and have been freelancing as a consultant for a long time. It so happens that most of my clients are in EU mostly Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands. I have been debating ...
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Insurance coverage when staying in Switzerland during Corona pandemic as Swiss national with residency in the UK

I am a Swiss citizen living and working in London. Mid March I made a trip to Switzerland and decided to stay here for the time of the Corona pandemic. During that time I will continue working ...
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Moving to Switzerland from France, with non-EU wife

I am Indian and my husband is French. We are currently living in Haut-Rhin, France. But I have been having trouble finding jobs, mainly because of language but also lack of opportunities. And due to ...
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EU Blue card in Switzerland

I currently have EU Blue Card issued in Poland. I have a job offer from Switzerland and I wonder, what will the consequences if I accept it, assuming my work permit in Switzerland was approved and I ...
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Can I work in Switzerland with a French Carte de sejour? I am an Indian national married to a French citizen

I recently moved from India to France to be with my Husband. We live in an area which is covered under the Swiss 'G-Permit'. I am just beginning to learn French. Is it possible for me to get this ...
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Can I live in Germany with my blue card while working remotely for a company in Switzerland?

I am Brazilian and I got a German blue card 8 months ago. I am considering changing jobs and working remotely for a company in Switzerland. I know that I can change to a German job as long as I go ...
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Can I leave Switzerland while awaiting work and residence permit?

I have Type D Visa stamped on my passport which is valid from 15-09-19 to 14-12-19 with multiple entries. I am moving to Geneva for work, possibly for 3 years. I have recently applied (on 2-10-19) ...
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encephalitis vaccine in Switzerland

I have moved to Switzerland a few months ago and, as I come from the south of EU I was not been vaccinated against encephalitis (FSME) when I was a kid. Where can I get the vaccine in Switzerland?
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Which vaccines against Hepatitis B are available in Switzerland?

I am moving to Switzerland soon and would like to get vaccinated against Hep B since I wasn't as a child. I'm not yet familiar with the medical system so I just need to know what to do in order to get ...
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Paying bill in Switzerland

I am new to Switzerland (Suisse Romande, French speaking part) but I do hold a Swiss citizenship so I have to fill the same paper as all Swiss citizens. Anyway I have to pay my health insurance (...
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Finding co-renters in Switzerland

We (me and my wife) are moving to St. Gallen, Switzerland in October-November 2019. To reduce our rent costs we are totally fine to co-rent an apartment (or a detached house) with another family or a ...
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Tips for living in Switzerland

I will travel to Zurich and I will stay there from June 2 until August 31. I would like some tips that will help me to minimize my expenses and also that will make my quality of life there better. I ...
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Going to Switzerland with EU-Permit for non-eu person

Can someone go to Switzerland with the residence Permit (Employee Card - Job permit from Czech Republic) from Prague to Zürich even he is non-EU nationality (Lebanese)? Traveling by Plane , Train or ...
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Taxes in canton Ticino, Switzerland

I'm trying to figure out how much I would need to pay in taxes if I moved to canton Ticino. I've found this informative page from the Ticino authorities (in Italian), but I'm a bit confused as to ...
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Live in Germany, work in Switzerland as non-EU/EEA national

I want to live in Germany with my wife (same nationality as me), but work in Switzerland (and stay in a flat in Zürich) during the week. I know I will need a Grenzgänger (cross border commuter) ...
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How to calculate customs duty on importing furniture to Switzerland?

What custom duties and taxes must one pay on importing furniture into Switzerland from the European Union? I've heard that these are calculated based on weight. What are details of the calculation? ...
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Visa for 3-month internship in Switzerland

I am a non European currently studying in Germany and have a residence permit here. I want to do an internship in Switzerland for 3 months. Do I need to apply for a Swiss visa or is the German ...
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Switzerland: Private path to university if they fail to access Gymnasium

It is my understanding that children at 15 are offered access to Gymnasium/Liceo based on their performance of the previous two years. So anyone who fails that will be barred from uni, or at least ...
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Can I get Swiss citizenship based on my mother's Swiss citizenship?

My mother is a Swiss citizen since the 1980s (we don't know exactly the year since we discovered recently that her ex-husband applied for her without saying anything to her), and got her Swiss ...
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Does a non-EU spouse of an EU citizen living in Switzerland need a work permit to work in the Netherlands?

I've just joined this forum, I would like to seek your advice to enlighten me. I am Indonesian and my husband is Italian. We live in Switzerland with a B permit, allowing me to work. I have relocated ...
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Moving to Switzerland as a student

I am looking for some advice regarding the regulations in Switzerland. I am going to study in Switzerland for a master's degree, and I plan to move there with my girlfriend (both Romanian citizens) ...
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Finding a software engineering job in Switzerland as a non EU citizen [closed]

So I'm an intermediate software developer currently working in Canada and I want to know how doable finding a job, which in turn means finding an employer that is willing to support you for all the ...
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Getting a job in Switzerland - EU academic background

I have an excellent job opportunity in Switzerland. It would require me to relocate and bring my wife. We would like some info about how hard it is to find a job for her - it is hard to find anything ...
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Should I sign my emails as “Dr” or “PhD” when looking for an apartment?

I'm moving to Zurich in a couple of months. I'm wondering if I should sign my emails with "Dr" or "PhD" (I have one) when I inquire for apartments? I would never do this in my own country as I find ...
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How does the family reunification visa in Switzerland work?

I am an Indian national, employed as a PhD student at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland (canton: Ticino). I have a type B residence permit. I am married and my wife is hoping to join me next ...
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Unmarried couple moving to Zurich

At the end of this year we are planning to move to Zurich, we are an unmarried couple without children, both from EU. I've received an offer from a Swiss company and expect to receive contract of ...
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French + Swiss residence permits for a non-EU citizen

I am a non-european studying in France on a Ph.D. and I renew my student residence permit every year. Actually I do an internship for 6 months in Switzerland that was signed as a convention between ...
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EU citizen with US wife and Daughter moving to France

I am an EU citizen (Irish) married to a US citizen living in the US with a 1yr old daughter born in the US and with a US passport. My wife's company has an office in Geneva and I am wondering how easy ...
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How to apply for Europe visa for Indian staying in Australia on long-term visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen staying in Switzerland and my parents are living with my sister in Australia for 2-3 years, on long-term visas. They are planning to visit me from Australia directly. I know the ...
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Legalizing Indian marriage certificate for Swiss spouse visa

Applying for a spouse visa to Switzerland (family reunification visa) from India seems to require: Original marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages of the concerned State, duly ...
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Swiss work permit regulations [closed]

I am foreigner having a non-European Union citizenship and I own a swiss B permit coming from my previous job. There is no much time left till the end of the permit to find a new job in my profession. ...
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Can Romanian passport holder work in Switzerland?

I'm an Israeli who's about to get a Romanian passport. I want to know if I have the option to work in Switzerland. Do I just enter the country and am able to work, for example, as a waiter in a ...
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How early can I apply for a Swiss long-term visa?

Hi there I will be heading to Switzerland for an exchange program. The embassy & the school recommends that the process be applied asap as processing takes 2 - 3 months (or more if more proof etc. ...
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Where can I find this kind of sugar free and low sodium biscuit?

Issue I grew up in Switzerland where I ate these biscuits (Blevita from Migros) with a glass of milk every night before going to bed. I am a bit addicted to these simple biscuits :) I have now been ...
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Is there a category of 'shortage jobs' in either France, Belgium or Switzerland, and is it easier to get permits for them if you qualify? [closed]

From the links: http://www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/, and https://www.apply.eu/BlueCard/Luxembourg/ it appears that in Luxembourg and Germany, there's a category of 'shortage jobs' that ...
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Expatriating to Switzerland with your own car

I'm going to expatriate to Switzerland. I have a car which I'd like to take with me. From what I've heard you're allowed to take one car with you, and you have one year to change plates and security ...
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Swiss salaries compared to US salaries [closed]

Let's say I have a salary of 150,000$ in the US, in the San Francisco Bay area. I would like to have a better idea of my take-home pay if I move to Zurich or Geneva, compared to the US. If you are an ...
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If married to an EU citizen, can I move to Switzerland but work remotely for a U.S. company?

I'm a US citizen, and my wife has US and and Hungarian citizenship. We live in the U.S., but we'd like to relocate to Switzerland. As we understand it, it's common to go there on a 90-day visa and ...
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Main differences between living in Lausanne and Zürich

What are the main differences between living in Lausanne and Zürich? In particular, in terms of taxes, difficulty and affordability of renting/buying a (family) accomodation in a near town, internal ...
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Converting Study visa Schengen to Work visa for short period? [duplicate]

I have a valid study Schengen visa. I stay in EU country. I have finished my studies and I have got an internship for 120 days in Switzerland. Do I need another work visa? If yes, should I be applying ...
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Extreme commuting project in Switzerland by train [closed]

I will soon accept a job offer in Geneva downtown, and I am living in Valais canton in Switzerland. In my current field of expertise, there is no opportunity in the area; it looks like everything is ...
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US Citizen splitting time between UK and Switzerland

Could a US citizen with a UK Long Term Family visa alternate 90 day periods in the UK and Switzerland indefinitely? Switzerland is a Schengen country, but the UK isn't. Background: my mother in law ...
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Working in Switzerland with a Romanian passport

I am an Israeli that also has a Romanian citizenship. I got a job offer from an Israeli company that has offices in Zurich and were interested in employing me there. According to what I've read, EU ...
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Swiss stay > 3 months for Australian

I am planning to move to Switzerland to stay with my partner start of next year, and am trying to identify ways to stay for longer than 3 months. I have Australian citizenship and am under 30. I was ...
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Moving into Switzerland in a shared house before finding a job

I am a French citizen, and I plan to move into Switzerland in order to get a job as a software engineer. I already started looking for opportunities; no contract is secured yet. The situation is a ...
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Can I own a car in Switzerland, without living in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am from Sweden, I live in Switzerland and I am moving to London. I have a car in Switzerland that I am not yet sure what to do with. I like it and I want to keep it. However, I am not sure what my ...