Welcome to English Forum Switzerland, the English-language community website for Switzerland. We have over 60,000 English-speaking members.

 Discussion forum overview 
37 posts, 21:19 today
Remote Job Offer - where to live?
I can more or less confirm the numbers you have written. I remember that the first months in CH I was just scared by prices and I was saving like crazy. When I saw the savings slowly but steadily growing I kind of relaxed a bit...
Started by: floroz · 25.Jul.2021 · Housing in general
41 posts, 21:18 today
Not a Lot of fun
I believe they do make inflatable car/booster seats for kids, which are easy to pack in luggage. It seems I remember we ended up getting one for our son when he was younger. Yeah, it's this "Bubble Bum" thing. They sell it here, too. But…
Started by: HIAO · 24.Jul.2021 · Complaints corner
4 posts, 21:14 today
Coming back to Switzerland - requirements…
Started by: NotAllThere · 26.Jul.2021 · Daily life
17 posts, 21:07 today
JWs in Switzerland
That's rather nice, I'll adopt that approach. The rain falls on the good and the bad (Matthew 5:45). And don't listen to conspiracy theories. (Isaiah 8:12) Bernard Black explains the Gospel to avoid doing a tax return. https://
Started by: NotAllThere · 26.Jul.2021 · Daily life
28 posts, 20:44 today
Investing - Buying small flat for renting?
I own rental property in London and in Switzerland. I have bought and sold over the years. Made a gain on the UK property in £ but the collapse of the £ after Brexit changed the arithmetic: a 20% loss on the sale of 90% mortgaged Swiss…
Started by: martin959 · 24.Jul.2021 · Housing in general
9 posts, 20:38 today
Importing items I already own from another…
When I was moving here from the US in 2009, I shipped many boxes to myself (including a lot of clothes) and was told that as long as I kept the value of the items in each box under 100 CHF (or maybe it was 100 USD -- I can't remember),…
Started by: turkishvancat · 26.Jul.2021 · Other/general
5 posts, 20:35 today
Accrued vacations after notice period
Started by: adomingues · 26.Jul.2021 · Employment
4 posts, 20:35 today
Half fare card
Started by: Baselg · 25.Jul.2021 · Travel/day trips/free time
2 posts, 20:29 today
Buying a car with second home in Switzerland
Started by: sfch · 26.Jul.2021 · Transportation/driving
65 posts, 20:13 today
UK car insurance with Swiss drivers' licence
This is an issue I've given to consideration and time over the years -- see my earlier posts in the thread https://www.englishforum... As a Swiss-American (with a base and a car in the UK as well) I have opportunities others may not…
Started by: Trainspotter76 · 15.Nov.2011 · Insurance
3 posts, 19:54 today
How to send Swiss wine to the UK?
Started by: Sileas · 26.Jul.2021 · Food and drink
28 posts, 19:22 today
Noisy kids making high pitched noises!
In case the civil solution is no longer available, I would begin with a suggestive performance towards children but mostly their parents. Play them a song while sipping your usual morning Bloody Mary, so they can hear. The German text…
Started by: Talk to you later · 26.Jul.2021 · Daily life
31 posts, 19:20 today
Bearer Shares - azioni al portatore
Honest answer is I don’t know. Nobody knows, because only you and your current representatives have all the facts. You’re not (at this stage) asking him to represent you or act on your behalf rather, you want a (second?) opinion on…
Started by: Cashboy · 26.Jul.2021 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 16:19 today
Sole proprietorship post Brexit
Started by: ALEXABEE · 26.Jul.2021 · Business & entrepreneur
66 posts, 16:09 today
Why is horse meat cheap?
…nothing bad in horse meat, even is better than beef by quality, if is grown organically...but majority of horse meat from supermarkets is come out of horse races then: Inquiry into horse meat sources in the UK also revealed that…
Started by: yoyo · 23.Jul.2021 · Food and drink
1 post, 15:30 today
ANOBAG seeking advice
Started by: ALEXABEE · 26.Jul.2021 · Business & entrepreneur
3 posts, 14:35 today
Oberwil Lieli Primary School
Started by: Frizzyfinn · 26.Jul.2021 · Education
149 posts, 13:30 today
Covid vaccine and travel
Nope , I came back from Spain about a week ago and landed in Zurich . No checks whatsoever on the Swiss side . The checks in Alicante basically consisted of making everybody stand in a queue in a space that was too small for social…
Started by: tinychair · 2.Jun.2021 · Family matters/health
22 posts, 12:37 today
B&I Lions Tour
As I mentioned previously, the referee was not great overall, but really it was a case of the bounce of the ball. The only call where I fundamentally disagreed was the lift by Watson on le roux. That was a yellow every day of the week,…
Started by: roostermike · 1.Jul.2021 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
125 posts, 12:18 today
January 6 US Capitol Insurrection
These petty a$$ witch hunts while completely ignoring Hunter Biden, Pelosi, and 10% for the demented big guy are only going to guarantee that Trump is re-elected in 2024. This excatly how he won in 2020, by giving him so much rent free…
Started by: marton · 23.Jun.2021 · International affairs/politics
2 posts, 11:54 today
Mobile roaming - choosing network
Started by: Castro · 26.Jul.2021 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 11:40 today
British Cheese Shop Zürich
The new owners are working on a new web shop, hopefully it'll be ready soon. My scones used to be sold at Jim's British Supermarket in Gland, have a word with them to see if they still have any. But I'll post a link once the new web…
Started by: bowlie · 25.Jul.2021 · Daily life
7 posts, 11:23 today
How to stream olympics on smart tv?
The whole of the Olympics is watchable via Discovery+ who have the European rights and certain live rights are then sold onto the likes of the BBC who have a much reduced offering this time. You can use this on a PC and then used an HDMI…
Started by: Pixie B · 25.Jul.2021 · TV/internet/telephone
4 posts, 11:10 today
Aussie Physiotherapist moving to Switzerland
Started by: Sophie S · 24.Feb.2020 · Family matters/health
38 posts, 11:06 today
To where can I got with the negotiation…
There is also the possibility to ask for a salary increase (or some bonus or perk) after 1 or 2 years, after both parties get to know each other and have seen how things are working out. If done politely and supported by performance it…
Started by: CHF · 23.Jul.2021 · Employment
14 posts, 09:23 today
Sanity check - Travel documents
You’re not likely to be asked but it is a legal requirement to carry official ID with you and a Swiss residence permit doesn’t count. I am assuming the UK one is their only passport? If so you need to get it renewed ASAP as you need…
Started by: John_H · 25.Jul.2021 · Other/general
17 posts, 22:19 yesterday
Name of electrical widget
Pity they don't use the lever ones in the mains connections of light fittings, it's almost always a basic WAGO. So then we get posts on here about how to get the cables out (you just twist back and forth while pulling), or complaints…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 23.Jul.2021 · Housing in general
26 posts, 18:50 yesterday
Gym Cancellation Problems
If he has confirmed taking the card in, I would use your legal.insurance to challenge him as it would also be up to them to refuse it. My limited legal knowledge would say that by physically taking the card it's a tacit acceptance of…
Started by: bobbydo · 13.Jun.2019 · Other/general
3 posts, 18:04 yesterday
UK-CH and CH-UK van service
Started by: Verbier · 25.Jul.2021 · Other/general
2 posts, 16:02 yesterday
Marriage in Switzerland between EU-national…
Started by: ElJefeJ · 25.Jul.2021 · Family matters/health
22 posts, 15:07 yesterday
Argh - cold callers!
I have not yet got rid of the landline, but the ringers on all handsets are turned off. Mobile phones are set to silent as well. I often choose to just let calls go to voice mail to be dealt with later - if at all. Anyone who has a legit…
Started by: Rowan · 23.Jul.2021 · Complaints corner
2 posts, 14:42 yesterday
Transferring unemployment benefits to EU
Started by: kszk · 25.Jul.2021 · Employment
32 posts, 12:40 yesterday
Iway internet
Thanks, nadeemoidu! I'll definitely use that one next time. Regardless of the speed test results and how they were measured, it was not meeting expectations. I'm glad that those of you with iWay are happy with it, and wish that we…
Started by: elastufka · 10.Nov.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 09:05 yesterday
Inheritance taxes on common savings/stocks
Started by: raschaoot · 24.Jul.2021 · Finance/banking/taxation
28 posts, 08:52 yesterday
Internet Privacy Worries
Theres no need to be mean or rude. You wouldnt dare talk like that to someone over the fence. Youre basically telling me to leave because I am not so informed as you? I think i said on my first post that I have just realised this about…
Started by: yoyoyoyoyo · 21.Jul.2021 · TV/internet/telephone
22 posts, 07:27 yesterday
Who have the right of way in this uncontrolled…
AFAIK the rail lights and the bars work on separate power circuits, so it's extremely unlikely that both fail. I guess that's why you have to stop even if only the lights flash. This is where the ability to read the signs comes into…
Started by: nljames · 22.Jul.2021 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 21:42 24.Jul.2021
Taking kids to UK and quarantine.
The island of Jersey and the rest of the Channel Islands will gladly accept your foreign / EU / Swiss vaccination certificates to avoid any need to self-isolate for those British Expats and other Swiss or EU citizens who choose to use…
Started by: suffolk911 · 24.Jul.2021 · Daily life
10 posts, 18:07 24.Jul.2021
Replacement key in Switzerland
I thought we established in a thread a few weeks ago that was not actually true. Depending on the age of the DESIGN of the lock it may well be out of copyright protection. Patents last 20 years from when a new patent went into effect,…
Started by: Baselg · 24.Jul.2021 · Other/general
1 post, 17:58 24.Jul.2021
WTB: an acoustic guitar [ZRH]
Started by: yoyo · 24.Jul.2021 · Items wanted
86 posts, 16:42 24.Jul.2021
Apartment parking charge station for hybrid…
I had a Tesla Wall Connector* (CHF520) installed by one of the firms recommended by Tesla in Canton Zurich. They quoted CHF2200 but found the job easier than expected and charged CHF1900. I found electric supply companies more…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 25.Mar.2021 · Housing in general
The Local Switzerland
Switzerland's news in English