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31 posts, 09:37 today
Exporting Car from Switzerland
Sorry in advance for my confused question: when one exports his own car (being the owner in CH for longer than 6 months) to an EU country in his name does he have to pay import tax or just pay the costs of registering this car in the EU…
Started by: bryanag · 11.May.2012 · Leaving Switzerland
3 posts, 09:36 today
The pain of going to the cinema
Started by: DCI Taggart · 19.Aug.2018 · Daily life
9 posts, 09:33 today
Tip to cover up damage left by picture on wall
Hello Climber I have recently had the handover of my previous apartment. My tip: leave the wall as it is. Maybe they will charge you X CHF for the repairing the wall, but this is still better, than if you do non-professional…
Started by: climber · 11.Aug.2018 · Housing in general
58 posts, 09:32 today
Nettoshop is the worst mail order company…
And an other post that disagrees with the title of this thread: Placed an order at 1.25 a.m. on 7.8.18, received the goods around 10.00 a.m on the 8th. All good and they did not forget to add the converter either.
Started by: Konuku · 10.May.2016 · Complaints corner
9 posts, 09:24 today
New car, car insurance: additional drivers…
Okay, the rule I mentioned is still valid. As your girlfriend will use the car on regular basis, specially including <<«Führen fremder Motorfahrzeuge>> into her third-party-insurance won't work either. So you better check well with…
Started by: Troublawesome · 18.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
17 posts, 08:12 today
Should I get a Swiss license?
In theory, maybe. But we are expected to fully comply with Swiss laws. My wife is pretty low on the totem pole and is probably not worth the political expenditure to protect if we grossly disobey the law. And you are right, we do…
Started by: Dan M · 8.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
107 posts, 08:00 today
Does not shake hands of other gender, citicenship…
That bit cracked me up too. Swiss families average 2-3 children, certain immigrant families average 4-5. Yet, in that specific case TobiaM would never use this expression to describe the process of having a family. I think the locals…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 17.Aug.2018 · Swiss politics/news
6 posts, 07:49 today
Driving license in CH - intensiv / crash…
If you have no Swiss permit, presumably you are not registered here. Then take the test in the UK. With 50 hours training and the theory passed already, you should breeze through. I mean how much time and money do you want to spend on…
Started by: Aira_Ruwenzor · 17.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 07:17 today
Dyslexic assessment in Zurich area
Started by: Highlands · 17.Aug.2018 · Education
30 posts, 06:39 today
Notifying school about medication?
Had a similiar experience to Susan 57. Was not impressed with Ritalin feeling it to be for the convenience of the teachers. Also agree on the lack of support, unwillingness to try simple measures such as touching the child on the…
Started by: dragoneiric · 14.Aug.2018 · Education
8 posts, 01:31 today
Drug/alcohol Rehab in Switzerland
Presumably a lot depends on whether the person is looking for state-run rehab covered by their medical insurance, or seeks and can afford a high level of comfort. Australia, New Zealand and South Africa each have a luxury rehab industry,…
Started by: Susan57 · 22.Jan.2016 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 00:37 today
Medical Laboratories in ZH area?
Started by: thevegetabull · 18.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
50 posts, 23:17 yesterday
Shite in series
Very glad to hear that your grandmother’s op was a success. A bottle, or three, of the best vintage bubbly is in order. Here’s to her continued recovery, to the return of Mrs McT, and to an end to the Series Of Unfortunate…
Started by: McTAVGE · 9.Aug.2018 · Daily life
16 posts, 22:45 yesterday
The Cottage Cheese Appreciation Thread (and…
Happy to see I'm not the only one who loves cottage cheese. Since I was a child I eat the one from Migros, m-classic, the white and blue packet. I don't like nestle hirz. Either I simply eat it with the spoon as snack or put it in the…
Started by: Richdog · 1.Jun.2018 · Food and drink
33 posts, 21:35 yesterday
Noisy neighbour advice
In the dorm we drilled in the wall for the screws to mount a bar blocking the apartment door. After mounting the bar we decorated the door with RIP and funeral flowers. It was before the times of cell phones so it took them some days…
Started by: DCI Taggart · 15.Aug.2018 · Daily life
15 posts, 20:10 yesterday
Flixbus new route Konstanz Zurich Bern Lausanne…
Booked a week or two in advance a CFF Supersaver for two costs about CHF35 for a 2 1/2 hour journey. Also direct. P.S. Always check the SuperSaver price in 1st. Depending on demand they can be cheaper than a second class SuperSaver. The…
Started by: Sbrinz · 25.Oct.2016 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 19:22 yesterday
Have GA, will travel: What would you do…
You sound like you just need something different. By taking a train that leaves Baden a bit before 8 a.m., you can make it to Solothurn to get the boat from Solothurn (depart 09h10) to Biel (arrive 11h55). Allow for a few…
Started by: an-gina · 18.Aug.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
17 posts, 19:04 yesterday
Could I put a larger lump sum into the third…
Maybe not wiping out, but I can see that the countries in which these companies operate will want an increasingly large share of the profits (in the form of taxes) which are generated by trading in those countries.
Started by: LorraineBCH · 15.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 19:01 yesterday
Chances of finding a student job w/o any…
Whenever this kind of question comes around, I like to suggest working one's way through the long and very informative thread started by Kiwi2Swiss. Some threads on the forum are silly, others argumentative. Kiwi2Swiss's thread has a…
Started by: Bago · 14.Aug.2018 · Employment
4 posts, 17:52 yesterday
(ZH) Coupon Hamam?
Started by: Artist Design · 17.Aug.2018 · Other/general
1 post, 16:59 yesterday
When good manners, fairplay and honesty…
Started by: McTAVGE · 18.Aug.2018 · Daily life
36 posts, 15:11 yesterday
One-time free or good deal events
In May and June, 2018, choirs will sing all over town, in Zurich backyards. Choirs of all types participate - classical, traditional, yodelling, school choirs, jazz, etc. - and it is a great opportunity to check out different choirs if you…
Started by: Idgie · 16.Dec.2012 · Travel/day trips/free time
3 posts, 14:51 yesterday
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies
Started by: Castro · 18.Aug.2018 · International affairs/politics
5 posts, 13:48 yesterday
Cheap (and good) haircuts in Lausanne
Started by: IronAngle · 17.Apr.2010 · Daily life
1 post, 13:31 yesterday
Hoping for some advice - H1B1 in US and…
Started by: Samaire13 · 18.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 12:41 yesterday
Yallo
Started by: stuart1956 · 18.Aug.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
8 posts, 08:13 yesterday
Best rate CHF for USD
No, you can top it up directly in CHF from your bank. Check what fees apply, see also here You can still withdraw as much as you want after 200 pounds, but with a 2% fee. That is still pretty much about the same as purchasing cash at the…
Started by: wutheringheights · 16.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
91 posts, 03:18 yesterday
I am sick of working in an office, at a desk
You could look for a Summer job somewhere in the mountains. Next summer, of course. https://www.zalp.ch/dase... It's three months, usually. Depending on how long you've been at your current job, your employer may give you a…
Started by: abus · 16.Aug.2018 · Other/general
18 posts, 22:01 17.Aug.2018
Twitter driving me nuts!!!
Because once you're all worked up, the most logic solution is not available. What did McRaven in that speech say: "When it's the darkest you got to stay calm" (not in these exact words). I knew that was true before I listened to it…
Started by: marton · 17.Aug.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
14 posts, 21:52 17.Aug.2018
Huge searchlight on top of Stanserhorn…
Thing is, I need to separate the misstresses from the concubines and therefore, it is damn near impossible to keep up with all those light switches. I believe this belongs in the first world problem thread.
Started by: Horatio Gonzales · 28.Jun.2016 · Daily life
32 posts, 21:18 17.Aug.2018
On a rare clear night...The Zurich night sky
Hi all, bit off topic but hoping some astronmers are here - last night around 9 PM, Mars was just above the horizon to the SouthWest. IN lieu of getting a more expensive telescope, I picked up a Celestron Astromaster 90 CM refactor…
Started by: Ttamasle · 23.Feb.2015 · Daily life
3 posts, 19:50 17.Aug.2018
Limmatschwimmen 2018
Started by: Rapids · 17.Aug.2018 · Daily life
1 post, 18:20 17.Aug.2018
Flat feet children - advice
Started by: StelladOriente · 17.Aug.2018 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 18:07 17.Aug.2018
Drill, saw, electrical, please – voluntary…
Started by: doropfiz · 17.Aug.2018 · Daily life
1 post, 17:26 17.Aug.2018
Tax advice on structuring for AG / US LLC
Started by: digitsclimb · 17.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
114 posts, 17:08 17.Aug.2018
Health insurance for tourists - inadequate…
I know, I'd rather have a Betreibung on him instead of myself. I told him that he surely cannot apply for VISA until the whole matter is clarified. I'll make sure he's well aware of the consequences :)
Started by: StelladOriente · 15.Aug.2018 · Insurance
75 posts, 16:44 17.Aug.2018
Finally got caught on the train 80CHF fine
+1 for calling them and giving it a shot - I got mine halved. I drunkenly sat in 1st class by accident and presented my 2nd class monthly to an un-amused inspector. I called them up and explained it was an honest mistake and that I did…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 19.Mar.2010 · Complaints corner
106 posts, 16:43 17.Aug.2018
Bye bye Billag [Welcome our new overlord…
I have no problem with publicly financed media, especially in a small country with 4 official languages, but the financing mechanism is outrageously archaic, akin to a medieval hearth tax. Why can't it be financed by the federal…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 10.Mar.2017 · Swiss politics/news
1 post, 16:36 17.Aug.2018
Flixbus Discount Codes
Started by: AmericanEagle · 17.Aug.2018 · Transportation/driving
51 posts, 16:30 17.Aug.2018
Questions regards taxes of non swiss citizen…
You're sure about that? I mean the Germans only return the VAT if the Swiss stamped the form that says the goods have been imported into Switzerland (= obviously exported), which means they charched the 7.7%. No? If the Swiss simply…
Started by: I7210I · 17.Aug.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
The Local Switzerland
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation announced, prompting a barrage of grief-stricken tributes from around the world.

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex.

Federer downs fellow Swiss Wawrinka to reach Cincinnati semis

Federer downs fellow Swiss Wawrinka to reach Cincinnati semis

World number two Roger Federer posted his second win of the day, amid a lightning fear interruption, to reach the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday.

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