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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Taxation in Switzerland Income Tax

Taxation in Switzerland Income Tax

In Switzerland, tax is levied on the federal, cantonal and communal level. The federal  tax is levied on your income, whereas the 26 cantons and approximately 2400 communes levy tax both on income and property. As is typical for Switzerland’s

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Working in Switzerland: How you succeed!

All you need to know about working in Switzerland If you are an EU citizen, you don’t need a work permit for Switzerland. Thanks to the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU, any EU citizen may work in Switzerland;

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