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Old 13.03.2019, 18:25
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Re: Best time to move to Switzerland?

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the responses. Sorry for the delayed reply but it's been a little bit busy over here

I'm hoping there will be enough visas available for me to be able to come over and work. I hadn't really thought about it too much before, but I am now rather concerned about the ability to a job as a non-EU citizen. I think I need to do a little more research on how tricky this would be, but I might as well ask as I have a number of knowledgable people on this thread, have you seen how much more difficult it is for non-EU citizens to get work?

I was hoping to be able to get a job set up before I moved (Linux Contractor) which would make things easier, but as I have a two month notice period I would probably be in the slightly uncomfortable position of having to hand in my notice before I really had something set up :S

I'm a bit of a budding skier, so winter would be a great time for me, and I would love to be out and about in the mountainous regions in winter, but if I can get a little bit of spring-time in too that would be great for my photography I quite like the sound of Lausanne as a colleague of mine was there for a while and rated it very highly, and we have pretty similar interests and attitudes.

I didn't know that the seasons were so marked in Switzerland, but I'm not sure I like the idea of living under a sea of fog all the time! Perhaps a mountain residence would be the best thing...

Assuming I can get the type of work I do in the UK, I would hope to be on a fairly decent amount of money so my budget would be fairly open, just as long as I can continue saving for a house back in the UK if I decide to buy when I go back and can pay for all I need to in Switzerland. I did a fairly extensive tour around Switzerland when I was there last year so there aren't too many places that I'd like to visit in particular, but it would be nice to be able to spend a little more time exploring the Swiss countryside a bit.

How did you guys find socialising when you got to Switzerland? I moved to London for work a few years ago and got pretty lonely unfortunately. These days I'm aware of meet ups and things, but as an early-twenties singleton I would still like to know how you built your social circles

@RobBob - I get that feeling too, and I think this is a particularly bad year to try it thanks to some stupid vote a couple of years ago, but it's worth giving these things a go!
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