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17 posts, 09:08 today
Heinous wording in lease application...
If you are a member of the Mieterverband it is maybe worth asking them to peruse the contract. I get their magazine - there are often cases of landlords who put terms on contracts which are not legal or not enforceable. Sadly, Zurich…
Started by: Cider Woman · 23.Apr.2017 · Housing in general
6 posts, 08:45 today
Breast cancer surgery process in Switzerland
Before she proceeds she needs to check with her Swiss health insurance company about whether or not the surgery would be covered in any way cost-wise. If not, then she'll have to pay for it all herself. Follow up here shouldn't be a…
Started by: username27 · 24.Apr.2017 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 08:40 today
Non EU citizen divorcing a swiss spouse
Started by: Schon · 31.Dec.2013 · Family matters/health
9 posts, 08:24 today
Changing jobs during probation - How does…
I will let company A know as soon as possible, and I'll keep on eye on the dates to make sure nothing overlaps. I'm happy to respect the notice period, but wondering if it's in their interest to train me for a job I won't be doing? Why…
Started by: regie · 22.Apr.2017 · Employment
11 posts, 08:02 today
Swiss-UK inheritance taxation? Mother in…
There's no UK tax to pay on the estate, as it isn't in the UK and the deceased wasn't resident or domiciled in the UK. The inheritance isn't income, it's capital, so there's no tax to pay in the UK. End result - no tax to pay in the UK.
Started by: yasdf · 22.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 07:53 today
Billag tax and do I have to pay it?
Started by: Lumus · 23.Apr.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
23 posts, 07:23 today
Why is "no permit" a rejection point for…
EU nationals can be here for up to 3 months without registering as being resident, so no I don't think you'd go straight to RAV. And the canton will not give you a permit before those 3 months are up. You may be able to go to RAV and…
Started by: regie · 1.Apr.2017 · Employment
5 posts, 06:01 today
Payroll software for small business
Started by: lucas fitzpatrick · 23.Apr.2017 · Business & entrepreneur
6 posts, 04:34 today
Apartment Move and Cleaning
For my first flat move and cleaning in Zurich (in Jan 2017); i searched in English Forum and got in contact with Mr. John Shepherd <diamondcleaningch@gmail... Although John not only gave me best Quote but he also ensured that cleaning is…
Started by: atulkm · 1.Mar.2017 · Daily life
9 posts, 00:23 today
How to write an termination notice letter?
Correct. However, OP says landlord insisted on Aug 31 being the first possible xxx (end or cancel?) date. Since a contract of predetermined duration can end on any calendar date, and assuming the landlady knows what she's talking about,…
Started by: ECBM · 21.Apr.2017 · Housing in general
12 posts, 00:20 today
Anyone can compare Dublin, Ireland cost…
A salary of EUR 100K is high level salary in Irish market and i can think of senior level IT guys, managers getting that. On that basis i think you should be looking for around 150+ which, taking consideration of taxes etc, will give you a…
Started by: rmartelloni · 23.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
58 posts, 00:16 today
New 50 CHF Banknote
Sorry for the long time it took to answer. There is: Art. 81 and Art. 84 of the Code of Obligations https://www.admin.ch/opc... Note, that the Swiss Code of Obligation is written in an universal way. Two people which are not ins…
Started by: nqnln · 5.Apr.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
16 posts, 00:08 today
Exotic Pets - any contacts in Switzerland?
Hello - I ended with a couple of Bombina frogs, which are pretty cool. I never really followed up on this, but if you are in the Nyon area you could try La Scalaire pet shop, they have stick insects and reptiles. Personally, I…
Started by: Momus · 17.Jan.2011 · Pet corner
7 posts, 23:30 yesterday
Geneva - small flat (studio)
Have a look at Glocals. They have a property for rent section and are more Geneva orientated than EF. For a one bedroom flat you would be looking at 1850.- to 2.000.- in nice area. Or look at Regies de Genève for a list of Regies. …
Started by: superpippo · 14.Apr.2017 · Property wanted
9 posts, 23:09 yesterday
Silver/Gold Bullion in Ticino?
Understood - a lot of places that advertise that don't deal in small amounts. I was really asking about any first-hand recommendations from people who have bought small amounts of fine silver (bars or ounces).
Started by: aixsyd · 23.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
36 posts, 22:33 yesterday
ITV: Brits Aboard: Is the dream over?
Programme? which programme? Never ever said anyone here was lying- just that people do, when applying for insurance, and it often does catch up with them at some point. As for pre-exisiting condition- Swiss insurance just cannot…
Started by: Miostar · 21.Apr.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 22:07 yesterday
Costs for the residence permit and residence…
Started by: Lumus · 23.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 22:07 yesterday
Switzerland Employee, will be working in…
Started by: Mr Sood · 23.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 21:36 yesterday
Getting jobs while Non-EU Spouse Permit…
Started by: Dubsie · 23.Apr.2017 · Employment
61 posts, 21:29 yesterday
Why do Swiss supermarkets have a lack of…
My local one in the UK has a deli, the best salad bar in town, a bakery, over fresh pie stand (it is Wigan after all!), and a roast chicken stall, butcher, fishmonger, and a cafe that does rotating theme nights, such as curry night. I…
Started by: FuriousRose · 22.Apr.2017 · Food and drink
1 post, 21:09 yesterday
Wine Fridge - ZH Area
Started by: bnbllck · 23.Apr.2017 · Items wanted
115 posts, 20:06 yesterday
Female and Asian here in Switzerland
Okay, three posts in a row ... be generous, mods, I've not been here two days :D Never said it was racism. I said it is fascinating to look at international stand points from different points of view. What's perfectly logic and normal…
Started by: carryinajar · 20.Apr.2017 · Complaints corner
25 posts, 19:37 yesterday
Best VPN/Proxy/DNS for watching Netflix USA?
I am already managed to change my IP address to USA and watch Netflix with stable connection without any interruptions. I am using bvpn service, they have many European and Arabic servers to use. It is quite cheap service and completely…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 8.Jun.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
12 posts, 19:34 yesterday
Time for MoT
Make sure they know you live next door :D First mot since 2009? Or first time you got a car here? Well, it's high time then to take things in your own hands, no? ;) (And you can always try to wake the father-emotions in the guys…
Started by: gata · 22.Apr.2017 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 19:26 yesterday
Legality of Bitcoin trading in Switzerland?
Started by: AngelHalo · 21.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 18:54 yesterday
Hello! California to Zug!
Hey everyone! I've been prowling this forum for some time (regularly pops up when google searching various expat topics) and I've finally registered. My name is Adam, and I am an industrial designer working in Zug. I work for Specialized…
Started by: HammerFest · 23.Apr.2017 · Introductions
2 posts, 18:42 yesterday
Life Insurance for American living in CH
Started by: SWISSgoose · 14.Apr.2017 · Insurance
14 posts, 18:23 yesterday
Career change- hr
Tons of people with a humanities background in HR. Where else would they go :D No offence, just some banter ;) Especially as this is coming from an HR idiot, though one with a purely business & econ background and a non-standard HR job.…
Started by: Butterfly89 · 20.Apr.2017 · Education
48 posts, 18:14 yesterday
Yesss, the Swiss did it!!!
You're most welcome. Please thank your company on my behalf that they're actually taking their foreign employees with them, that is truly fair play. You actually think we didn't milk them the past decades? You know nothing about…
Started by: GeneralCad · 22.Apr.2017 · Swiss politics/news
17 posts, 17:29 yesterday
Summer vs All Season Tires.
I ran a set of Pilot Sport 4 on my 3 Series BMW before moving here and they were great for Texas weather. Dry cement roads, lots of mega downpours, and snow / ice storms on occasion but not often. On the few days there was snow or an ice…
Started by: California Dreamer · 18.Apr.2017 · Transportation/driving
106 posts, 17:17 yesterday
My experience importing a car from germany…
In the light of new CO2 tax, is it worth importing any car that will have high CO2 emissions, ? does anyone know how the emissions are taken into consideration - emisions stated in the handbook or emissions based on the test in zurich
Started by: bobo_97 · 27.Jul.2011 · Transportation/driving
5 posts, 17:07 yesterday
Looking for families who are expats from…
Started by: jenmat · 27.Mar.2017 · Other/general
59 posts, 16:56 yesterday
Crumpets?
I make my own crumpets. I bought crumpet rings from Lakeland in the UK (they deliver here:D) . I find it a slow process cooking them in rings so we invented cruffles. Crumpet mixture cooked in a waffle press. I can set the mixture and…
Started by: bananafisch · 20.Aug.2010 · Food and drink
16 posts, 16:33 yesterday
US car import - my experience
After importing 3 vehicles from Florida, these were my experiences... 1st car I imported in 2005 was my bog standard 2003 Honda Civic LX (which I still drive, 165,000 miles on the clock, ye cannae beat a HONDA). As I was moving here it…
Started by: ISta · 6.Apr.2016 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 16:27 yesterday
2nd Pillar additional contributions.
Started by: bowlie · 23.Apr.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 15:08 yesterday
Disposing of old furniture/carpets by weight,…
Started by: p42 · 21.Apr.2017 · Housing in general
45 posts, 14:43 yesterday
How will Trump Presidency End?
Faith is good, facts are better. Only the SecDef and the military staff involved in carrying out the order would have the opportunity to stop such an order. And of those, neither can lawfully prevent it; the secdef can slow it down by…
Started by: Jim2007 · 1.Apr.2017 · International affairs/politics
18 posts, 11:52 yesterday
Foreign Currency Exchange
-Does anybody have information about what are total processing fees for banknote-to-banknote exchange (CHF->EUR) at postfinance, for non-costumers? Based on https://www.postfinance... it's 5CHF + 1%, but I think this is only true…
Started by: TheIslandMan · 27.Jan.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
13 posts, 10:25 yesterday
RIP Eddie Murphy [Eddie Murphy not dead]
Wasn´t talking about people who go out of their way to look for 100% content, there are a few pearls in the sea of trash and all the kudo´s to people like your father... however the majority wants the easy digested pre-chewed or better…
Started by: fatmanfilms · 22.Apr.2017 · Other/general
6 posts, 09:47 yesterday
New SCAM stylelux.ch. DON'T Buy FROM THESE GUYS
Hi, I know it is a long time ago, but I want to ask you how did you fix it? I have the exact same problem with Denmark and I live in Deutschland and my German is not so good, since I live here just 6 months. I got the same e-mails and now…
Started by: ilinenkova · 31.May.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
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