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Living in Switzerland as an expatriate

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Non-EU spouse married to EU citizen who isn't working (Germany, Switzerland)

I am a US citizen (non EU) married to a dual citizen of an EU member state (Luxembourg). Currently we are living in the US and are starting to look for jobs in Luxembourg/Germany/Switzerland. Here in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Immigration to Switzerland with both sets of parents

My husband and I would like to relocate to Switzerland from South Africa but we want to find out if it is possible to take both parents along (they will not be working). Unfortunately, our parents are ...
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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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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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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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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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German living in Switzerland working remotely for German company

Both me and my girlfriend are German. I might have to move to Zurich (Switzerland) to work there for a Swiss company. Unfortunately, my girlfriend's job is specific to Germany (she's a tax advisor) so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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