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Registering in Baden before starting work

Hi,

So, I'm starting a new job in Zurich on September 1st and I'll be staying in Baden and commuting. I am an EU-25 citizen.

I've read on the forum that I need to register with the municipality before starting work. Are 2-3 working days enough to do this?

I have in hand:
  • 1 year contract, signed
  • 1 year sublet agreement, signed
  • passport, national id, birth certificate (in english)

Anything else I should bring with me?
Is the health insurance needed before I arrive in Switzerland, or can I get it after I register?
Do I need to translate in German any of my certificates? (the contracts are already in German of course)
Do I need to register anywhere else (e.g. canton, tax office, etc.)?
Can my wife (also an EU-25) join me and register later-on, or is it better that we register together?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06.07.2015, 20:13
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Re: Registering in Baden before starting work

You have up to 14 days to register after your arrival, it doesn't have to be done before you start work as you already have an employment contract.

German, French, Italian and English are all acceptable for documents so no problems there.

Your new employer should register you with AHV so you get your number in case you need to claim unemployment in the future.

Yes your wife can come with you and register at the same time. No point in delaying it really.

You have 3 months after your arrival to arrange your health insurance. It'll be backdated to your registration date anyway so although you'll have to pay a bit extra for the back months (assuming you're not quick in organising it) you'll also be able to claim any medical bills which you incur before your insurance is arranged. Make sure when you organise your policies that yours doesn't include accident insurance, but your wife's does. Your accident insurance will be covered by your employer. Use www.comparis.ch to see what's available at what cost.
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You have up to 14 days to register after your arrival, it doesn't have to be done before you start work as you already have an employment contract.

German, French, Italian and English are all acceptable for documents so no problems there.

Your new employer should register you with AHV so you get your number in case you need to claim unemployment in the future.

Yes your wife can come with you and register at the same time. No point in delaying it really.

You have 3 months after your arrival to arrange your health insurance. It'll be backdated to your registration date anyway so although you'll have to pay a bit extra for the back months (assuming you're not quick in organising it) you'll also be able to claim any medical bills which you incur before your insurance is arranged. Make sure when you organise your policies that yours doesn't include accident insurance, but your wife's does. Your accident insurance will be covered by your employer. Use www.comparis.ch to see what's available at what cost.
Wow, very complete answer! Thank you very much!
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Re: Registering in Baden before starting work

Take your marriage certificate with you as well.

You will find a lot of information in English on the town of Baden homepage.
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You have up to 14 days to register after your arrival, it doesn't have to be done before you start work as you already have an employment contract..
Wrong! It does have to be done before you start work (unless other cantons are different) it is written in bold on the Kanton Wallis application "Das Gesuch muss vor der Arbeitsaufnahme hinterlegt sein" http://gemeinde.zermatt.ch/pdf/ed/Gesuch-EU-25-EFTA.pdf .

But you can go to work the minute after you register.
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Re: Registering in Baden before starting work

Yes, you're right Island Monkey, I had forgotten that. Brain is definitely going!

From the FOM site too:

Gainful employment of more than 3 months
Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-25/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...hweiz/faq.html
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Yes, you're right Island Monkey, I had forgotten that. Brain is definitely going!

From the FOM site too:

Gainful employment of more than 3 months
Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-25/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...hweiz/faq.html
So, coming back to the question. If I have all the above papers, are 2-3 working days enough? Thanks!
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Take your marriage certificate with you as well.

You will find a lot of information in English on the town of Baden homepage.
Unfortunately, on their website (http://www.baden.ch/xml_1/internet/e...1589/f1691.cfm) they don't say a lot of stuff about when you should register. I guess this is per Canton and not per municipality.
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So, coming back to the question. If I have all the above papers, are 2-3 working days enough? Thanks!
2-3 minutes is enough (well maybe you need a few more). You just have to go in with all your documents and apply for your permit, then you can go to work, you don't have to wait for the permit to come through, that takes around 2 weeks.
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