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Living in Switzerland as an expatriate

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Tips for who will live 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

Let's say I have a salary of 150,000$ in the US, in tje 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 ...
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To Canada From Switzerland for a PhD: principal versus secondary residency?

I am currently living in Switzerland (I have a swiss Passeport) and am leaving to Vancouver, BC, Canada next September to start a PhD. I am asking for general advice to the question "Should I announce ...
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Visa for contracting in Switzerland

I'm a Hungarian citizen, with the possibility to take a 6 month contract job in Switzerland. What type of visa do I need to work there? What is the process to acquire it?
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What are non-logistical and non-legal requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...
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What are the logistical requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...
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What are the legal requirements for starting a small retail company in Switzerland?

If I want to start a small retailer which will import products from the far east and sell them in a small store in Switzerland, what do I need to do? I am not a resident of CH but I have the right to ...