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Old 19.01.2011, 15:50
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Hey forum! This is Alaz from İstanbul, Turkey.

I'm planning to move to Basel for work on March 2011, so started looking for a house.

If you know an apartmant available for that date please let me know! If it's close to the airport would be better but not a big deal.

And this is the first time that I'm leaving my country so any information is appreciated.
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Old 19.01.2011, 15:53
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

Close to the airport means nothing. Travel to/from the airport is painless (using car or public transport), so don't limit yourself to that area.

Best bet is to look at apartments in the local paper (Baslerstab) or in http://www.alle-immobilien.ch/ (available in D/F/I/E).

Gundeli is a great area to live (IMO - I lived in the neighbourhood for 6 years) and full of your compatriots, near the station, so an easy transfer to the airport, and central to town.

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Old 19.01.2011, 15:59
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

I'll check them, thank you Carlos

Can you also inform me about other expenses, i.e invoices, insurances that I should pay, I would like to know approximately.
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Old 19.01.2011, 17:06
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

Merhaba!

Binningen cok guzel bir yer var cok Turkler var. The taxes are lower there and it is as close to the center. It takes 25 minutes from door to door to my husband to go to work by tram. Are you going to work for Novartis? If so, send me a message, I'll give you some names of people on the campus to meet to not feel alone!

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Old 19.01.2011, 17:12
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

Merhaba Nil : )

I'll be working at AMAC Aerospace at the airport, but I would appreciate if you can inform me about apprx. taxes, invoices, insurances.

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Old 19.01.2011, 17:15
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Merhaba Nil : )

I'll be working at AMAC Aerospace at the airport, but I would appreciate if you can inform me about apprx. taxes, invoices, insurances.

Ilgine cok tesekkur ederim
Bir sey degil,

For the other information, check on the forum's research fonction since I would have to look there to help you out.

Kolay gelsin!
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Old 19.01.2011, 17:16
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Try this link.
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

This helps a lot, thank you both
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

have you checked France as well? apartments in small villages just across the border (Hegenheim, Hesingue, Buschwiller, Blotzheim etc or Saint Louis if you prefer bit bigger ones) are half the price compared to similar ones in Basel and life is generally a lot cheaper (and no, taxes are not that bad either). From for example Hegenheim it would take you about 5 minutes to get to work (AMAC hangar at the airport is actually in France anyway). I would only recommend it if you have a car though, the public transportation is not that great.
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Old 20.01.2011, 10:21
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

I'm not sure if my residence permit will allow to live in France as my company is Swiss but I was thinking on that cause really very nicer & bigger houses and much more cheaper.
I'm not sure if I can get a car so quickly though. So will need public transportation for now. But company may arrange pick-up for going to work I'll ask for that.

Thank you so much
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

Just to say, if you're employed by a Swiss company and are non-eu, you may not get permission to live over the border in France - I don't think there's an automatic right for you to be a 'frontalier' but you'd need to check that out before committing to a flat in France.

eta, you've clearly thought of this already, sorry.
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Just to say, if you're employed by a Swiss company and are non-eu, you may not get permission to live over the border in France - I don't think there's an automatic right for you to be a 'frontalier' but you'd need to check that out before committing to a flat in France.

eta, you've clearly thought of this already, sorry.
I think you're right, it may be an issue living in France. I'll be searching though. Thks
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Old 20.01.2011, 11:04
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I think you're right, it may be an issue living in France. I'll be searching though. Thks
As a Turk, you have to have a permission to go to France and Germany. Once it is given, I'll believe you'll be good to cross the broder for shopping but I can't say for living.
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Re: Moving to Basel! Help! :

it also makes a difference if you are coming alone or with family. Basel is a small place. Public transport is excellent. There are many apartments available at good prices. You will be taxed at source and need to get insurance. you can ask your company as well to provide you some assistance in looking for place and sorting out insurance etc.
Also, look into immoscout24.ch for housing.

and ofcourse welcome to Basel. it is a nice place.
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Old 20.01.2011, 11:20
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it also makes a difference if you are coming alone or with family. Basel is a small place. Public transport is excellent. There are many apartments available at good prices. You will be taxed at source and need to get insurance. you can ask your company as well to provide you some assistance in looking for place and sorting out insurance etc.
Also, look into immoscout24.ch for housing.

and ofcourse welcome to Basel. it is a nice place.
This helps me to feel more comfortable. After I sort out moving issues I'm sure it will be fun living there. Thank you
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Old 20.01.2011, 11:36
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As a Turk, you have to have a permission to go to France and Germany. Once it is given, I'll believe you'll be good to cross the broder for shopping but I can't say for living.
Once in CH, Schengen applies, so he can travel freely. Though as you rightly say, residency is another thing.
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Once in CH, Schengen applies, so he can travel freely. Though as you rightly say, residency is another thing.
Nope, it doesn't.

All my turkish friends has to apply for a visa to go to Germany. I know because for a while we were doing the grocery for a friend who was waiting for it. Until she got it, she wasn't allowed to go to the other side of the border.
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Nope, it doesn't.

All my turkish friends has to apply for a visa to go to Germany. I know because for a while we were doing the grocery for a friend who was waiting for it. Until she got it, she wasn't allowed to go to the other side of the border.
is that specific only for Turkey or pre-Schengen (CH only joined Dec 2008)?
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is that specific only for Turkey or pre-Schengen (CH only joined Dec 2008)?
I could not tell.... I just know that it is the same as a tourist visa for Turkish citizens coming here in vacation, they have to ask before to come in switzerland a visa for europeans country to go around and visit. A friend of mine had to go to Swiss ambassy, german ambassy, french ambassy before to come to visit us.

Hum, I have a doubt on the Dec 2008.... They came the summer of 2008. But my friends who live here arrived after that date...
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I could not tell.... I just know that it is the same as a tourist visa for Turkish citizens coming here in vacation, they have to ask before to come in switzerland a visa for europeans country to go around and visit. A friend of mine had to go to Swiss ambassy, german ambassy, french ambassy before to come to visit us.

Hum, I have a doubt on the Dec 2008.... They came the summer of 2008. But my friends who live here arrived after that date...
Could also be a difference between residency and tourist visas... We'll just have to wait for Alaz to tell us what's what
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