Arriving in Switzerland

Arriving in Switzerland

How Beautiful is Switzerland? As one of the most beautiful regions on this planet, Switzerland offers more than many might realize. From the majestic peaks of the Alps, to the numerous lakes and streams that provide 6% of Europe with

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Why should I learn Swiss German?

Why should I learn Swiss German?

If you are considering moving to Switzerland, it may be a good idea to learn Swiss-German. When you are traveling abroad or making a life transition and headed to a new country, you may be unfamiliar with its language. It’s

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All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

The Swiss franc is the currency of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is divided into 100 centimes. The currency symbol is Fr. and its ISO abbreviation is CHF. The abbreviation Rp is used for centimes. In

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What is the official language of Switzerland?

What is the official language of Switzerland?

Due to its high quality of life and above-average wages, Switzerland is considered to be an attractive location. This is why many people aspire to relocate to this small Alpine country. In June 2004, the legal framework of the Swiss

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Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Your reasons to emigrate will determine where you should move to The situation in the country where the person wants to emigrate to must always be considered. In many cases, the question of which country (Switzerland or Austria) to go

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What kind of driving licence will I need in Switzerland?

What kind of driving licence will I need in Switzerland?

EU driving licences, contrary to popular belief, are not valid everywhere. While tourists may drive a car in Switzerland with their EU driving licence for the duration of their stay, if you plan to move to the Alpine country, you

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Living in Germany and working in Switzerland

There are thousands of cross-border workers in the Lake Constance and Breisgau region who choose to combine the best of two worlds: they live in Germany and work in Switzerland.  Salaries are higher in Switzerland and taxes and social security

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All you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

All you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

What is different about health insurance in Switzerland? Every country has different laws pertaining to health insurance and Switzerland is no exception. Here, it is mandatory to take out private health insurance yourself. There are some exceptions, however. For instance,

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Telephone, Internet and Television in Switzerland

Telephone, Internet and Television in Switzerland

Mobile phone in Switzerland: „Es Natel“ In Switzerland, a mobile phone is called a „Natel“ or sometimes, much to the amusement of many English speakers,  „Handy“, which is the same name that is used in Germany. Before we go more

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What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

First and most importantly, anyone who stays in Switzerland for more than three months must have a residence permit. A residence permit, also known as a foreigner’s ID card, is issued by the Cantonal Migration Office responsible for your place

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