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Good luck with your business venture
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All the best for your venture - the dishes look yummy indeed. Looking forward to your restaurant opening.

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Just do us all a favor and do not try to reimagine the Thai Dishes for the Swiss Palate:

Authentic Thai Chicken Stir-Fry with Curry Fondue Paste
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...I do have my business plan that I have been sculpting and perfecting with all the financial and every bit and pieces put in places. It passed the approval at the office of the consulate general in the business department here in CA from both offices actually LA and SF. They will be the one that has to approve my long stay visa...
I admit I know nothing about either short-term rentals with big dogs or starting a business, but I wanted to comment on this bit.

The folks at the consulate are not the ones that approve your visa and/or permit. They give a preliminary review and "approval" in the sense that you tick most of the boxes. Then they forward your paperwork to Switzerland, and the authorities here make the decision. The answer comes back to you through the consulate.

Maybe the order of things is not a big deal in the grand scheme, but it does help to know who's in charge of what. After all, you are investing a lot of time and money just with the research. We've seen plenty of stories here on EF from folks who relied on what the consulate said as gospel, they filed the paperwork as asked, and yet the decision from CH was not what they'd expected.

Wishing you good luck.

And in case it's not already been posted, you might find some housing options by checking out these threads:

FAQs - you SURE your question/problem/requirement is unique? Look here before asking

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Old 06.08.2015, 22:39
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If she's depressed the whole winter and tear my furniture as a hobby, my life will be in hell.
If she tears up the landlord's furniture your life certainly will be in hell!

I don't know how big a place you expect to get but a quick check on homegate.ch shows most furnished places are 1, 1.5, 2 or 2.5 rooms only so the biggest (2.5) is a living/dining room combined and a bedroom. Kitchens/bathrooms, etc, don't get counted/included in ads here. It seems to me those are going to be way too small for a medium/large dog plus cat being on their own a lot of the time. I can only suggest keep searching the websites and hope someone will agree to rent to you short term with your pets, though I doubt it will happen. Or employ a relocation agent to help you find a place.

What do you have to offer that the 30+ Thai restaurants already operating in Zurich don't?
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What do you have to offer that the 30+ Thai restaurants already operating in Zurich don't?
To add to this - have you been or are you planning to go to most Thai restaurants in Zurich and can you say for yourself that you have an iron-clad plan which will make your place better than most of them? You don't have to spill your secrets here but knowing for yourself if you have a way of being better than other restaurants in Zurich which will hold up against many hurdles will probably make things easier for you.
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Check out her home-page though.
At least it's not your run of the mill pie-in-the-sky.
It's high class Thai-pie-in-the-sky.
I find it strange that, given your recipes are geared to the American palate and not Swiss, you aren't opening your restaurant there. Or did you already try and fail? Because I can find no other info on the High Heel Gourmet Club apart from your blog. No address anywhere, no restaurant reviews, etc. Of the 21 Thai restaurants that Google comes up with in Manhattan Beach, California, none are called the High Heel Gourmet Club. Even Googling High Heel Gourmet Club, USA turns up nothing except her blog. So, failed business idea already?
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So, failed business idea already?
Or a tax deductible vacation
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Re: Need a furnished "PETS FRIENDLY" short term rental in Zurich for 3-4 months

If thé worry is over cold and wet pets...its asnsured that your dog will not like it. If your concerns are about the dog only...I suggest perhaps trying to live in Seattle Vancouver or boston for winter. Chicago is almost as cold and certainly as wet too.

Why complicate your life if the desire is to see if your dog's will agree to the weather?
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Then the consulate has already sent my business plan back to whoever responsible in Switzerland then.

Because it isn't a Thai restaurant. That's why.

As long as the landlord didn't put irreplaceable antique furnitures in there (which I won't let them). I should be just fine.

@lowjupiter glowjupiter

It's not a Thai restaurant.

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[I find it strange that, given your recipes are geared to the American palate and not Swiss, you aren't opening your restaurant there. Or did you already try and fail? Because I can find no other info on the High Heel Gourmet Club apart from your blog. No address anywhere, no restaurant reviews, etc. Of the 21 Thai restaurants that Google comes up with in Manhattan Beach, California, none are called the High Heel Gourmet Club. Even Googling High Heel Gourmet Club, USA turns up nothing except her blog. So, failed business idea already?]

Don't know how to do the quote thing.

Should I thank you for your concern? Or should I be groan at your pessimistic and your curiosity? All that most people here doing is looking at my blog and judging my business when none of you had seen the plan. Most or even all of you assuming that I will be opening a Thai restaurant. Are these from facts? You might have to ask yourself. Beyond my blog, do you even know what I do for a living? Where's my reputation lie? How do I come up with money to be bold enough to open a restaurant in a land where I don't even have the right to vote?

The reason that I don't want to open my HHG club here because of the quality of the food supplies, the American people and their fad diets, and the rest that I don't feel the need to explain to people I don't really know.

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[If thé worry is over cold and wet pets...its asnsured that your dog will not like it. If your concerns are about the dog only...I suggest perhaps trying to live in Seattle Vancouver or boston for winter. Chicago is almost as cold and certainly as wet too.

Why complicate your life if the desire is to see if your dog's will agree to the weather?]

Because my life is mine and I like to complicate it for fun.

To All

I had hire an agent to look for a place now since looking by myself isn't going to work the way I expected.

The drama has ended. Thanks for all advises and your time even though mostly are about my business, curious, critique, curse, insult but still want a discount and the whole nine yards.

See you next year when the High Heel Gourmet Club open its door (I determined to spend 3 months to make my princess get use to the cold and wet, so I can stay where I think it's best for my business).

At the least come checking it out and see if the place is like what you had expected. You can ask to see me and mention that you are from EF and give the screen name, all of you will get discount.

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That name, though...
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It does say "brothel" more than "restaurant", but I'm sure the OP knows what they're doing.
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It does say "brothel" more than "restaurant", but I'm sure the OP knows what they're doing.
She knows everything better than anyone on here who is trying to advise her that's for sure.
I guess she's looking to attract a certain clientele.
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It does say "brothel" more than "restaurant", but I'm sure the OP knows what they're doing.


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It does say "brothel" more than "restaurant", but I'm sure the OP knows what they're doing.

Euphasism for a "Thai" restaurant......?
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[I find it strange that, given your recipes are geared to the American palate and not Swiss, you aren't opening your restaurant there. Or did you already try and fail? Because I can find no other info on the High Heel Gourmet Club apart from your blog. No address anywhere, no restaurant reviews, etc. Of the 21 Thai restaurants that Google comes up with in Manhattan Beach, California, none are called the High Heel Gourmet Club. Even Googling High Heel Gourmet Club, USA turns up nothing except her blog. So, failed business idea already?]

Don't know how to do the quote thing.

Should I thank you for your concern? Or should I be groan at your pessimistic and your curiosity? All that most people here doing is looking at my blog and judging my business when none of you had sbeen the plan. Most or even all of you assuming that I will be opening a Thai restaurant. Are these from facts? You might have to ask yourself. Beyond my blog, do you even know what I do for a living? Where's my reputation lie? How do I come up with money to be bold enough to open a restaurant in a land where I don't even have the right to vote?

The reason that I don't want to open my HHG club here because of the quality of the food supplies, the American people and their fad diets, and the rest that I don't feel the need to explain to people I don't really know.
I guess nobody welcomed you to EF yet! Welcome! 😀
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You can ask to see me and mention that you are from EF and give the screen name, all of you will get discount.
Right, the way this is going, all we'll get will be spit in our food.
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Because my life is mine and I like to complicate it for fun.
For sure taking on complications for fun has its merits. This is how discovery and enrichment are assured in ones life. Or, simpler yet, if things were easy everyone would do it. I applaud your zeal.

As for the forum, the issue you may be facing is that many of the people who participate here do know a few more details than the official resources. The scrutiny you are receiving is based in that switzerland is a land of exacting rules and unless you have resources that negate these rules...I. e. You are rich...everyone is subject to the same rules and regulations. Most 'senior' forum members do in fact know a thing or two about how things function...they are often good resources.

Why you have experienced resistance is because your question of apartments for the short term is generally unrealistic because of many exacting swiss rules. Apart from renting an AirBnB or hotel room, you are not likely to find accomodations on your own. You may be able to find someone who you may share a flat with, but that is the limit of realty. Unless you have, again, resources beyond measure.

With respect to the information available through the consulate, I can attest that they were only about 50% correct in their information. There are likely some shortcomings in what has been provided to you. The forum despite its seemingly cutting and intrusive line of questioning and doubt is here to help. It's likely possible to get the correct answer if the question is asked properly.

For example: I would like to move to zurich for the winter for a trial period to know if the climate is correct for me. I will have a XXX residency permit.

For the forum...your residency status allows us to give you the best info. This is where you are facing resistance. Without this information...all answers will include lessons about the aforementioned exacting swiss rules and regulations...the same rules the consulate may or may not actually be aware of. After all, the consulate does not operate on the cantonal level...and the cantonal level rules generally trump all.

In all honesty, the forum has seen countless stories similar to yours: opening a business in Switzerland. As far as I know each inquiry received the same level of scrutiny. And further, In the end I do not believe one of these inquires actually became a reality. It's not that the forum is a rough crowd...its that we are generally well informed through our own experience and through years of observing consensus. After all...We are all expats.

Again...if you are rich...and I'm talking millions In the bank rich...Nothing should stand in your way. If not, you're going to be held to the same rules and limits as any other hopeful business owner.

Hope that helps...even if a little.
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Hi I'm new here and I don't see people with the same problem I have. So, I start a new problem for you guys to help me solve.

I'm planning to relocate to Zurich area and starting a restaurant business there next year. I want to do a test run by living there for 3-4 months while I look for all the details needed to open a new restaurant.

The biggest problem is I'm bringing my dog, a 24 Kg Thai Ridgeback and a cat with me. So I need a furnished apartment, since I will not be hauling my bed and etc. with me yet. I really have a hard time finding a place that will let me keep both animals.

The first set of problem is I don't know German yet.
The second I don't know where to look.

If anyone can help point me to the right direction, I will be really thankful. I am planning to go in mid or late October and stay until the end of January. Also in the beginning of December. I will need to look for a place where I can board them for a week or ten days as well since I will be going to Bangkok for that period.

Thanks so much
Hi Miranti,

I'm not sure if you are already aware of this, but your dog breed i.e. Thai Ridgeback is banned in Geneva (although I'm sure he/she's adorable ;-). Have you already checked-out the regulations in Zurich? Not sure what breed of cat you're bringing in ...

Hope this helps, unfortunately I'm neither a dog nor cat owner so can't help much more than this - there might be other threads on this site...

Here's an external link:

http://hope4dogs.org/schweiz/rasseli...ten/index.html

Wishing you all the best for your project!
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ZuriRollt, the issue of dog's breed was covered in post #4.

Miranti has been given all the info she needs to research what she will have to do with a List 1 dog (not banned, but additional education required) in canton ZH. Hopefully she will use her trial period to find an appropriate Hundeschule so that she makes enrolling shortly after she officially immigrates a top priority.
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ZuriRollt, the issue of dog's breed was covered in post #4.

Miranti has been given all the info she needs to research what she will have to do with a List 1 dog (not banned, but additional education required) in canton ZH. Hopefully she will use her trial period to find an appropriate Hundeschule so that she makes enrolling shortly after she officially immigrates a top priority.
meloncollie, many thanks - I'd overlooked it, and perhaps thought I'd try to add a female touch to the huge amount of support the forum has provided on this topic.
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