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Under the bilateral agreements with the EU (currently still in force, possibly not for long), you do have the right to move to Switzerland for a short time to look for work. What you need for that is a “livret L” as you can't get a “livret B” before you have a specific job offer. I am not entirely sure how it works in practice but my understanding is that ...


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it's different over here :-). Taxation: If you live longer than 183 days in Canada you'll pay your taxes here. You can find the details at the website of the Canada Revenue Agency (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/). To open an account you show your ID to the bank and open the account. Should be as simple as that. You need an address to which they can send the ...


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Yes, the restrictions do apply even if you already have a job lined up. In fact, I don't think there is anything forbidding Romanian citizens to look for work for up to three months and they can certainly enter the country without visa, it's only when you want to stay longer than three months or actually need a work permit that the transitory rules kick in. ...


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It's a lot easier from a legal standpoint. EU freedom of movement applies in Switzerland and the main requirement to obtain a work permit is simply having a job offer. Employers are free to hire any EU citizen without having to justify this choice. By contrast, employers must prove that they could not find anyone locally before hiring a third-country ...


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This is actually quite a tricky question, which will depend on a lot of aspects. Let me try to give you some ideas on where to get the information you are looking for. Taxes Swiss taxes are quite complicated. As you are taxed on a federal, a cantonal (state) and a communal level, your taxes will vary a lot. Even if you live in the city itself or at a ...


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To be honest, it sounds like it'd an extremely long trip that would not be suitable to do every day. Personally I make a 1 hour trip and it's pretty close the upper limit of what is bearable in the long term. Using the Euro City only make you win 20 minutes for a Sion-Geneva trip (1:33 instead of 1:53), and there is only a couple of those trains per day, so ...


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Founding businesses is a legally regulated topic. Consult with an actual lawyer, rather than fully relying on information from the internet. In Switzerland, as in most countries, you cannot do business under a tourist visa (this applies even if there is a visa waiver program in place). You therefore have two options: Either you obtain a residency and a ...


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If you are a citizen from an EU or EFTA country, except Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia (which includes Hungarian citizens no matter where they reside), you don't need any visa to enter and take up work in Switzerland for the time being. The bilateral agreements with the EU are still in force, which means you have a right to work or contract there more-or-less ...


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I am living in Liechtenstein, but the country shares the same customs law of Switzerland (Customs union). I moved here with my car, and I register at the custom as a moving item, so I paid no tax on importation. I changed my matriculation plate for a temporary one, and I am allowed to use it. But moving a car here it can be tricky; I had to bring special ...


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The actual procedures and duties may vary depending on how you import the furniture, i.e. yourself in your own vehicle, or have it transported by a mover. The mover should also be able to assist with the details. You can find duties on tares.ch and explanations here. There's a very detailed list of products, each with one or more rates. Most furniture-...


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That's how free movement in the EU works: An EU citizen has the right given by the EU to move to any other EU country and live there and work there (the exception is their own country), and doing so they can bring their husband or wife, who will then have permission to work in that country. Yes, the very first condition is that the EU citizen needs to move ...


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There is no rule in the corpus of UK immigration law that requires a given interval between visits, and no rule that restricts the number of visits a person can make. Yes, as long as any of your visits to the UK are less than 6 months in duration, you can alternate back and forth for as long as your UK visa is valid AND at the beginning of each visit, you ...


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Switzerland is a highly diverse country given its small size. The three main language regions (German/French/Italian) are culturally oriented toward their same-language neighbors, so a fad in Germany might not even be known to the French-speaking population of Switzerland. Furthermore, there is a noticeable cultural divide between cities and the countryside;...


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You can't work self-employed in Switzerland as long as you don't have a settlement permit. You'd probably need a permit C. As a rule, third-country nationals are not authorised to work in Switzerland on a self-employed basis until they have obtained a settlement permit. Exceptions to this rule may be made, for instance, for third-country nationals who are ...


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Because Switzerland and the Czech Republic are both in the Schengen area, you may visit Switzerland using your residence permit (in connection with a valid passport). Strictly speaking, you are limited to spending no more than 90 days in any 180/day period in Schengen countries other than the Czech Republic, so if you have just spent 90 days in Slovakia, ...


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https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/aufenthalt/nicht_eu_efta/ausweis_g__grenzgaengerbewilligung.html Third-country nationals will only be given a cross-border commuter G-permit, if they have a permanent residence permit in a neighboring country. They also need to have had their residence in the neighboring country’s border zone for at least ...


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As far as I can remember, the French-Swiss border has never been watched intensively. Back in the 1980s, before Switzerland joined the Schengen area, it wasn't officially as opened as today but enforcement was already very lax compared to other international borders in the world. At smaller crossings, the boom barrier would be lowered at night and a sign ...


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It would not directly help your visa application. Under EU law, your freedom of movement rights are derived from those of your spouse: if she (wants to) live in Switzerland, you have the right to join her. That means for example that if she gets a job in Switzerland, you automatically qualify for a visa/residence permit that does allow you to work in ...


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I was in a similar situation as yourself; wanting to move to Switzerland to be with partner and had a bachelors. Have you considered applying for a Masters? Tuition at major universities is around CHF 1000/semester, with programs lasting 2-4 semesters. If you apply and are accepted to Uni, then you can use this to get a 'Student B Permit,' allowing you to ...


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I don't know witch kind of Visa you have on your passport, but you need a permit to be a resident in CH to open a company there, otherwise you need to find a business partner with a permanent resident permit in CH or with the CH nationality. If you like you could also use a fiduciary company that will open the company following your direction.


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I do not see any information about a "dependent visa" on Swiss government sites; an internet search only returns discussion forums and the like, leading me to suspect that the phrase is merely an imprecise way of denoting the family reunification visa. To apply for a family reunification visa, you should probably start at the Swiss governments page Family ...


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I'm afraid that this is more or less a preliminary answer with some research pointers rather than a comprehensive answer to your question. I don't have personal experience with the Swiss implementation of its obligations related to the EU freedom of movement directive, but I do have a fair amount of experience with the directive's application in the EU ...


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It won't be a problem, as you mentioned it's a convention between French and Swiss university, so from legal point of view it's like you still studying in France and Swiss university now it's like an internal department. So nobody can interrupt your visa. However, by my personal experience, especially for your future career, I would suggest you to remain in ...


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I don't know how much are living costs in US, but I suppose, by the same salary, it's better to stay there. Switzerland is very expensive. The taxes (by such income) will consume about 1/3 of your salary. A single appartment may cost as much as 2000 CHF/month. Food is very expensive, a regular meal outside will cost from 20CHF, fast food like McDonald or ...


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As we understand it, it's common to go there on a 90-day visa and look for a job, and then obtain the proper permit. This is correct if you are an EU/EFTA citizen, sort of. For this you need an L-permit. It is likely you will be asked to prove you have sufficient funds to support yourself: Since 1 April 2015, citizens of European Union (EU) or European ...


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That's the tax. In addition, my annual tax certificate has deductions for: Beiträge AHV/IV/EO/ALV/NBUV – Cotisations AVS/AI/APG/AC/AANP – Contributions OASI/DI/IC/UI/NBUV Berufliche Vorsorge/2. Säule - Prévoyance professionnelle/2e pillier - Company pension plan/2nd pillar 10.1 Ordentliche Beiträge – Cotisations ordinaires – Regular contributions The ...


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I don't understand your situation exactly (are you a swiss expatriate coming back to the country but not speaking the language ?), but let's say this doesn't really matter. The easiest way, accessible to anyone, is to go to any post office, and pay the bill in cash. They'll do the paperwork for you. A faster way is to use e-banking and this is what most ...


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Since Switzerland is not an EU member, it is not a part of the Blue Card program. That means it has its own system of residence and work permits that is entirely incompatible with that of the EU, except for the fact that the actual residence permit cards are very similar in appearance.


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Like Relaxed already said, it is a lot easier. There are contingents for third-country working permits. Besides that those contingents are quite small, smaller companies usually do not have the experience to make use of those contingents. Even for bigger companies, you would need to have some heavily sought-after qualifications.


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After a long while, I would like to add my answer to this question. While Relaxed's answer is excellent from the theoretical point of view, I feel I should add a little bit more on the "practical" side, more or less in accordance with tobltobs' answer. In practice, unless you are a top-level manager with years of experience or a really valuable ...


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