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Living in Switzerland as an expatriate

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Is refusal to renew passport sufficient for applying as a stateless person in Switzerland

I have a work permit in Switzerland. And it is valid until the end of my passport validity (within another 3 years). My passport is going to expire after 3 years. I can't renew my passport until 2 ...
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Staying in Switzerland with expired (non renewed) passport

I am working in Germany and have a blue card. The blue card will expire in one year. I am moving out to Switzerland (with a valid passport and authorized work permit next month) for work and I think I ...
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Can I renew my blue card (issued in Germany) after moving to Switzerland for work

I have a blue card that has been issued in Germany. It will expire in one year. I am planning to move to Switzerland for work. But, I don't want to lose my blue card too. My questions are: Will it be ...
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EU Register in Switzerland with Contract and Lease

I've got a job offer in Switzerland and as I understand correctly I need to register with the local authorities before starting to work to get my work permit (I am an EU citizen). I've managed to find ...
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EU National - Can I present an EU ID to register in Switzerland?

I am an EU national (Italy) moving soon to Switzerland to work. I will need to register with the cantonal authorities. The issue is that I don't have the passport (only an ID card) and it's not ...
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EU Citizen living in France, Part-time remote work for Swiss university

I am an italian citizen living in France. I will soon start remote work for a Swiss University (located in the canton of Zurich). The work is part-time and will be done alongside my studies in France. ...
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Which Swiss cantons grant G (cross-border) work permits?

I'm looking for a new job in Switzerland. (I reside in Germany near the border.) I found a good prospect in canton Zug, but I was surprised to discover that they don't grant G permits, as Zug doesn'...
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Does an unused 120 Days work permit (Zurich, Switzerland) require a cooling off period?

I have a L4 visa for 120 days for my work, but I did not use the visa due to Covid situation. For next year, if I plan to get another L4 visa (120 days), will there be any cooling off period required? ...
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Switzerland, EU-citizen spouse of a diplomat: carte de légitimation or type B residence permit?

The spouse of a diplomat posted to Switzerland normally receives a carte de légitimation, a document that shows that the bearer is entitled to be in Switzerland and possibly enjoys some degree of ...
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Applying for Italian citizenship being Argentinian in Switzerland

I am from Argentina and I will be living in Switzerland for 2 years due to an academic scholarship I have been granted. I was wondering if acquiring Italian citizenship during my studies would be ...
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Is the 2 months cooling off period mandatory for a 120 days work permit followed by a L permit for Switzerland?

Let's say that the 120 days work permit is approved by authorities but a project requires the person to continue after 120 days, as well without any gap. So in that case, is it really mandatory to ...
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What recourse do I have if a Swiss accident insurance company refuses to cover a claim?

I work for a Swiss company which provides me with accident insurance, which is legally mandated in Switzerland. Some time ago as I was bicycling home, I crashed (hitting an all-but-invisible obstacle) ...
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How can I obtain the authorization letter required to apply for a long-term D visa for a post-doc in Switzerland?

I have got a postdoc position in University of Basel and they have given the employment contract. In the swiss embassy page, to apply for visa they have asked to give authorization letter issued by ...
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Is the spouse of a UN officer in Geneva able to take employment in Switzerland?

In general, is the foreign spouse of a foreign UN officer stationed in Geneva permitted to take employment in Switzerland? If so, is the permission automatic or must one apply for it? I have tried to ...
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National visa D for training - Basel, Switzerland

I am from India and I have been offered postdoc in University of Basel, Switzerland for three years. The University HR has asked to check the Swiss Embassy homepage to apply for visa D for training. ...
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Taxation for US Citizen remote work for Swiss startup

I am a US citizen based in the US. I have an opportunity to work with a Swiss startup. I am wondering what my tax obligation is for 1) salary and 2) any equity in the company that fully vests. Do I ...
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I have a job offer in Switzerland, my spouse is an EU citizen, does this affect my chances of acquiring a work visa?

I am a non-EU citizen, currently living in South Africa with my wife who is an EU citizen. I have received an offer for a job in Switzerland and I want to know if my wife's status as an EU citizen can ...
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Long-term (type D) Swiss visa

I have recently applied for a Swiss national type D visa for my PhD studies and I am awaiting a response. My passport has a little less than 4 years validity at the point of application, but I have ...
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Why are French-German-Swiss borders left unguarded and open on Sundays and evenings?

Tolls, or rather migration booths, at the German-Swiss and French-Swiss borders are active in the daytime, actively screening vehicles, pedestrians and bikers throughout the day. But at night, these ...
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Living in Switzerland as Italian

I’m an Italian citizen. I want to travel to and live in Switzerland with my children, who have card residence eu limite from Italy. Do they require a visa or are they covered under free movement?
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Remote services between European States?

When providing online professional services between European States, what regulation does apply, the one of the country where the professional is or the one of the client? Particularly, I'm concerned ...
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How much easier it is to immigrate to Switzerland if you are an EU citizen?

I am a non-EU citizen by jus soli and a jus sanguinis citizen of Italy, though not recognised. I currently live and study in France and I will obtain a diploma from an engineering school from here. My ...
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Working from home in Switzerland for a UK company without becoming a swiss 'resident'?

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I would like to continue to work for my current employer but from ...
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Pension tax as a Swiss citizen in Germany for less than 5 years

I'm a Swiss citizen who has recently moved to Germany for short term employment (<5 years). I do not speak German. Since I will work here for less than 5 years, I can request to be exhempted from ...
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Taxes for EU/EEA/CH working for a few days in another member country

I'm an EU/EEA/CH living and working in another country in the block, with a local contract for a local company. Due to the covid situation I am allowed to work remotely for as much as I want as long ...
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Germany vs Switzerland immigration [closed]

I am considering an option to relocate to one of those countries using their working visas. Lets just imagine for now that I would be able to secure a job offer for both and need to pick one of them (...
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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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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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