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I am Indian shifting to Zurich from Dubai. Spent 6 quality years in this shoppers paradise.

Want to know about Zurich apartments as i will house hunt, also would like to work. My previous company has a branch in Zurich but gulf is not connected to Swiss. Hence havent been able to fnd a job there. Heard i am not allowed to work if i come there on spouse visa?

I have many queRies, but first would also want to find how indians families manage here.

Please guide me.

Thanks

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Re: Indian new to Zurich

Whether your permit will allow you to work, depends on your spouse's nationality and what type of permit they get.
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He too indian nationality
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Is he moving with his existing company to a job in Zurich? If so, the company should be helping you relocate and should be answering most of these big questions. His permit type and (therefore) your status regarding work is surely a fundamental question to ask before a decision is made to move?
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Wow thats a great tip ...

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Re: Indian new to Zurich

I can't find it at the moment, but there was another thread here where an Indian national's permit was ending and his Indian wife also worked. He was wondering if her dependent's permit could be made into an independent one and he became the dependent, but it wasn't possible. But the point is both Indian nationals were/are allowed to work. So it will depend on what type of permit he's going to get and, by association, you will be issued with. Some permits do allow a dependent/spouse to work, but others don't. If his company is bringing him/you here, then they should be able to check and find out what type of permits you both will get. You can then plan from there.
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

Does permit cost more ..wherein spouse can choose to work later ..
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

You don't get to choose, sorry. The authorities decide which type of permit you have.
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I guess, initially, your spouse would get a work permit; and you only get a dependent permit. After arriving here, either your spouse's employer (or any other employer) can request for your permit to be changed to work permit.
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

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Hi

I am Indian shifting to Zurich from Dubai. Spent 6 quality years in this shoppers paradise.

Want to know about Zurich apartments as i will house hunt, also would like to work. My previous company has a branch in Zurich but gulf is not connected to Swiss. Hence havent been able to fnd a job there. Heard i am not allowed to work if i come there on spouse visa?

I have many queRies, but first would also want to find how indians families manage here.

Please guide me.

Thanks

S
Do you have to live in Zurich? Because if not, I have just moved out of a lovely area which was well populated with Indian families and they have and Anglo Indian association too. It's 15 min train ride from Zurich hbf. PM me if you are interested in more info.
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

The permit depends on what the Kanton grants based on the type of job your spouse has. As regards to your job, you will need to start the hunt once you are here. there are several threads on here which will give you a jump start.

All the best for the move! I am sure you will love it here
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You don't get to choose, sorry. The authorities decide which type of permit you have.
Hello Medea Fleecestealer, as you mentioned that autorities decide which type of work permit i can have, i have a following question.

I am already in Zurich on Work Permit but none of my document says whether its a L or B type. i have gone and registered in Kanton office and yet to get the resident permit card. What is the way to find out which type of VISA i have got? Is it in my company's hand to apply for different type of visas and they can confirm for VISA type they applied on my behalf?
Is there any document before the actual resident permit card can tell me whether i have L or B type?

thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

Ask your employer they know what type of permit you got. In my case employer applied for B but I got L. Now I will have to wait for 2 years to get a B. One of my indian friend got first permit as B permit. Authorities decides what to give. You will get resident permit card within 10 days of biometric data appointment. There also permit type will be written.

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Hello Medea Fleecestealer, as you mentioned that autorities decide which type of work permit i can have, i have a following question.

I am already in Zurich on Work Permit but none of my document says whether its a L or B type. i have gone and registered in Kanton office and yet to get the resident permit card. What is the way to find out which type of VISA i have got? Is it in my company's hand to apply for different type of visas and they can confirm for VISA type they applied on my behalf?
Is there any document before the actual resident permit card can tell me whether i have L or B type?

thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Indian new to Zurich

I think they only issue so many "third state" B permits per year so if you apply at the right time you'll get a B, but if the quota has already been reached then it will be an L one. As simple_person says, your company will be told which one you were finally issued with.
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Do you have to live in Zurich? Because if not, I have just moved out of a lovely area which was well populated with Indian families and they have and Anglo Indian association too. It's 15 min train ride from Zurich hbf. PM me if you are interested in more info.
Hi,

I am moving to Zurich in July 2013 and would love your suggestion on a place to stay. I am being transferred from my company so I will have work permit, I guess. My wife is a homemaker. We are shifting from India. I also have a daughter (5 yrs) for whom I am looking for a suitable school (english speaking).

What should I budget for accomodation for my family. What could be a good Salary to stay comfortably in Zurich.

Any advice will help
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Hi,

I am moving to Zurich in July 2013 and would love your suggestion on a place to stay. I am being transferred from my company so I will have work permit, I guess. My wife is a homemaker. We are shifting from India. I also have a daughter (5 yrs) for whom I am looking for a suitable school (english speaking).

What should I budget for accomodation for my family. What could be a good Salary to stay comfortably in Zurich.

Any advice will help
Hi.. if you give in more inputs to your definition of comfort it will be easier for people to make suggestions..
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Hi.. if you give in more inputs to your definition of comfort it will be easier for people to make suggestions..


I am looking at a 2 BR apartment for my family, preferably furnished, but please suggest if furnishing an unfurnished apt will be cheaper in a good enough place. i am not too picky but the place should have atleast a few indian families.

We eat out probably 3 times a week, and home-cooked meal for the remaining days. No Alcohol.

Probably a car for occasional weekend drives. I believe Public transport to and from Work should be ideal.

Private Schooling for my daughter as she will not be able to follow German which is a preferred language of instruction in Public schools there.

Hope this info is relevant

Will try to answer any specific queries. I am still in a negotiating stage with my company so this is my only chance to ask for any increments.

Will appreciate any advise !
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I am looking at a 2 BR apartment for my family, preferably furnished, but please suggest if furnishing an unfurnished apt will be cheaper in a good enough place. i am not too picky but the place should have atleast a few indian families.

We eat out probably 3 times a week, and home-cooked meal for the remaining days. No Alcohol.

Probably a car for occasional weekend drives. I believe Public transport to and from Work should be ideal.

Private Schooling for my daughter as she will not be able to follow German which is a preferred language of instruction in Public schools there.

Hope this info is relevant

Will try to answer any specific queries. I am still in a negotiating stage with my company so this is my only chance to ask for any increments.

Will appreciate any advise !
You will find everything a lot different in Zurich.

Furnished apartment a about twice the cost as unfurnish.
Friends of mine had lots of problems when they left the furnished apartment, got bills for cleaning, repainting etc. One guy was asked for CHF48 to replace a glass in the bathroom.

Eating out is costly in Zurich, only the rich eat out 3 times a week.
Most of the Indians I know bring their own food to work because even the staff canteen seam expensive.

You can join a Mobility club and get a car from them when you need it. Having a car costs a lot. You need somewhere to park it for a start. parking places have to be paid for even at work.

You will need to read a lot, before you can decide.
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I am looking at a 2 BR apartment for my family, preferably furnished, but please suggest if furnishing an unfurnished apt will be cheaper in a good enough place. i am not too picky but the place should have atleast a few indian families.

We eat out probably 3 times a week, and home-cooked meal for the remaining days. No Alcohol.

Probably a car for occasional weekend drives. I believe Public transport to and from Work should be ideal.

Private Schooling for my daughter as she will not be able to follow German which is a preferred language of instruction in Public schools there.

Hope this info is relevant

Will try to answer any specific queries. I am still in a negotiating stage with my company so this is my only chance to ask for any increments.

Will appreciate any advise !
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Private schooling is very expensive.. those who do send their kids have it paid by the company. Negotiate housing allowance, school allowance before you sign because depending on which school and which area you would like to stay it is very expensive, especially Zurich. As previously mentioned eating out is most certainly a luxury..As your daughter is 5 she will not be going to school but to kindergarten and so she can pick up the language pretty fast. They start school at 7 where they learn to read and write… any more queries..
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