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Applications and permits are really none of my concern.
Thus speaks a man who has never applied for a permit in Switzerland.
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I have a very well paid attorney ...
But is he a very well-paid Swiss attorney, the brother-in-law of the Gemeindepräsident, and top sponsor of the local Bauernverband?

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Applications and permits are really none of my concern. I have a very well paid attorney for which I have no issues trusting with taking care of most if it not all of it for me.
It should be your concern. It doesn't matter how well-paid your attorney is, he/she cannot change the laws. You might want to read this to get an idea of the kinds of things you should be concerned about: http://www.kmu.admin.ch/themen/00614...x.html?lang=en.
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Old 27.06.2011, 23:40
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This whole thing has "Ernest Shackelton" written all over it.....
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This whole thing has "Ernest Shackelton" written all over it.....


Well put, sir. The bit about permits being none of his concern was classic.
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Well put, sir. The bit about permits being none of his concern was classic.
My only concern was being too harsh on Sir Ernest....
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Well put, sir. The bit about permits being none of his concern was classic.
Hey Guys! We're moving to the Arctic....!

We need coats....

Na, I have a lawyer for that, Now get into the Endurance, times-a-wasting...
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My only concern was being too harsh on Sir Ernest....
At least Ernest planned and had some experience under his built. His epic was at least accidental. While that story is amazing and inspirational, this has the makings of an equally astounding cautionary tale. As I said, I hope he goes for it.
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At least Ernest planned and had some experience under his built. His epic was at least accidental. While that story is amazing and inspirational, this has the makings of an equally astounding cautionary tale. As I said, I hope he goes for it.
Oh, hey I hope he goes through with this. But I remember when I was a young guy and I moved to Sudan thinking I was going to make it rich in Africa..... Your first country abroad is a complete shock. He has no clue. He will leave when he finds out the food here is very low quality. We have the worst meat products in the world and they are 10x as expensive as the US.

Unless he is a young guy he is going to have a hard time adapting. And if he eats at Chilis or Outback Steak house once a week etc he has no chance of making it. This kind of move takes a transition period. Eating out here is 3x as expensive and 1:20 the variety.

When I moved to Australia I hated it, because the food wasnt great, but then I started to compare it to Egypt/ Sudan and started thinking "this aint so bad".... He has started with too high of expectations and thats what scares me. He needs to go through his "Sudan Experience" first, before he moves his entire life here.
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He's really screwed if he likes Mexican food.
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I've looked over all the applicable paperwork myself and while the consensus seems to be that CH is nearly impossible to get a residence permit for, I just don't see the issue. I can easily meet all of the criteria.

Only time will tell I suppose, but it really doesn't seem that daunting of a task for someone like myself who is quite used to regularly dealing with rules and regulations.
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I've looked over all the applicable paperwork myself and while the consensus seems to be that CH is nearly impossible to get a residence permit for, I just don't see the issue. I can easily meet all of the criteria.

Only time will tell I suppose, but it really doesn't seem that daunting of a task for someone like myself who is quite used to regularly dealing with rules and regulations.
You might get a residence permit. Who knows. But your lawyer won't do you any good I'm afraid. Just be aware that this isn't a liberal capitalist country so if that's what you're looking for, go elsewhere. It's communalist/corporatist. It might come with direct democracy but frankly the prevailing dynamic is one of communalistic responsibility and not abject personal freedom.

Put another way: you like giving your car a good wash and your lawn a good mow on Sunday? Cause they're both illegal here.
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Re: Greetings from Texas

Just as a small counterpoint to the OP, there are also immigrants (I don't consider myself an expat) here who have not experienced any of the negatives mentioned here by the other posters. Things are different here than in my native Holland but I mean, if you get upset by little things like a bit more expensive meat or your favorite beer is not in the shops here, then emigrating is not for you. If you enjoy the good things CH has to offer and have a more flexible (like trying all the local beer brands ) and realistic (of course overall high wages means high prices) outlook on life living here is no problem.

I do however feel that the OP is underestimating how difficult it is to get a residency permit here.
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I've looked over all the applicable paperwork myself and while the consensus seems to be that CH is nearly impossible to get a residence permit for, I just don't see the issue. I can easily meet all of the criteria.

Only time will tell I suppose, but it really doesn't seem that daunting of a task for someone like myself who is quite used to regularly dealing with rules and regulations.
For a family of three you dont meet the criteria unless youre seeking asylum. $120,000 here for a family of three is like $35,000 in TX. And they will only allow you to declare $50k of that as income, as stated before, because company ownership doesnt matter on you application.

Why not wait a few years, save up $500k, and then move out here for a 1 years vacation. If you like it then you can stay. If you find that the Swiss arent anything that you have painted them to be, you can go back to TX. But you need a bit more money my friend.
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How is your spouse going to cope with no one opening the door for her, for people who dont say excuse me when they hit you, for your daughter dating swiss guys who take pride in losing their virginity to hookers?
In fairness, and I am also from South Texas, quite a few young men in Texas take pride in losing their virginity to hookers. Usually in "Boy's Town," a walled off enclave of cheap beers, horrible cigarettes that glow green when you light them, loud Tejano music, straw cowboy hats, drunken vaqueros, and cheap, possibly hepatitis-laden homemade hotdogs in one of Ciudad Acuna, Nuevo Laredo, Piedra Negras, or Juarez. And now I'm feeling a little homesick.
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Has anyone told him yet that the 'environmental' Swiss love to smoke and flick their butts everywhere and have an unholy love of concrete?
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OK, so just some Quick Questions for the OP

1). Do you own guns?
2). Do you live in a house, or a very very small apartment?
3). Do you enjoy the finer things in life, such as Otter Pops or Dairy Queen?
4). Are those Bugleboy jeans you are wearing?
5). Do you eat out often with your family?
6). Will you still have US bank accounts since you cant set up a bank account in Switzerland?

I look forward to your response..
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I've looked over all the applicable paperwork myself and while the consensus seems to be that CH is nearly impossible to get a residence permit for, I just don't see the issue. I can easily meet all of the criteria.
Could you please share this with us? Do you have links mentioning the criteria?

It will be almost invaluable knowing there is a straightforward way to get a swiss permit!
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OK, so just some Quick Questions for the OP

1). Do you own guns?
2). Do you live in a house, or a very very small apartment?
3). Do you enjoy the finer things in life, such as Otter Pops or Dairy Queen?
4). Are those Bugleboy jeans you are wearing?
5). Do you eat out often with your family?
6). Will you still have US bank accounts since you cant set up a bank account in Switzerland?

I look forward to your response..
You failed to add:
7) Are you a sugardaddy? Would you like to be one?

With all the ladies who lunch and drive snazzy sports cars without working around here, I'm thinking maybe what I need is a sugardaddy since, clearly, my husband doesn't make 3bn francs per year to keep me in a way that everyone appears to be accustomed.

Ah, and DQ....*sigh* I'd love a chocolate dipped cone right about now.
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Old 28.06.2011, 12:55
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Ah, and DQ....*sigh* I'd love a chocolate dipped cone right about now.
Mine's a Wendy's Frosty... not quite as tasty as a chocolate-dipped cone but a good five degrees colder.

Wouldn't that just hit the spot, day like today?
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