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Re: Foreigners in CH: Excellent graphic on swissinfo.ch

I'm really surprised that Germany isn't making up a huge majority, as I expected! :O
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Old 28.03.2016, 15:56
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Many Portuguese here work in agriculture, and have done for decades.
yes, cheese-making in the alps too
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Great infographic, though it is now 3 years old. I wonder if immigration picked up the pace from 2014 to 2016. My wife is a German citizen. When she was renewing her passport recently at the German embassy, she had to wait 1 month to get an appointment and then 4 more months to get the actual passport. When she questioned them on the length of the wait, they told her there are more than 0.5 million Germans living in Switzerland and the Embassy is overwhelmed.

Many do not know that Basel does have a German Consulate. It clarifies a lot of questions. It takes only a few days or a maximum of 2 weeks and you've got a passport. If someone is living in the Northwestern Switzerland then he or she can contact it too.
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Many Portuguese here work in agriculture, and have done for decades.
I do often see Portuguese go to a bank with checks and get there payroll cash. I see this very often here in Basel.
Do you know the reason why they dont open bank accounts in CH?
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Old 29.03.2016, 00:21
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I do often see Portuguese go to a bank with checks and get there payroll cash. I see this very often here in Basel.
Do you know the reason why they dont open bank accounts in CH?
Every Portuguese person I know has a bank account. Maybe you should ask those that you you are seeing getting checks cashed.

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I'm really surprised that Germany isn't making up a huge majority, as I expected! :O
There are not that many Germans on this side of the country. I'm surprised there aren't more French.
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I do often see Portuguese go to a bank with checks and get there payroll cash. I see this very often here in Basel.
Do you know the reason why they dont open bank accounts in CH?
Seasonal agriculture workers, perhaps. Why, does it make any difference to you?
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Interesting article.

That was one of the odd things about the DSI initiative for compulsorily deporting foreign criminals, same for the AI initiative; this was the fact that about a third of the foreigners here come from surrounding countries so deporting such criminals back to these countries means they could finish up living just one kilometre away over the border.
How this makes me feel safer I don't know!

Perspective Marton, 1K is 1000 meters, 100.000 millimiters, 100.000.000.000 nanometers. Think in nanometers, it will look as if they are really far away. Also a good strategy to report your dimensions to your wife is to do that in nanometers, I can guarantee.
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