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Ireland > Solothurn.

Hi All,

Have been using this forum a lot recently while considering this move but thought it was time to register! I live in Ireland with my soon to be Wife(Italian) and 2 year old daughter.

My wife wants to be closer to home and is getting tired of Ireland so this is a big reason for the move. Hoping to live a bit better too although that remains to be seen! Itís so hard to really get a feel for what itís like to live there financially. This forum has helped a lot though so thanks.

Iím currently working with a Biopharmaceutical company in Cork and it seems like I will be doing a similar job if I move. Iíve all but got the official offer now so should know in the next week or so.


Anyway thatís me, thanks.
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Well, good luck with the offer and, if it works out, with the (soon to happen) move.
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Well, good luck with the offer and, if it works out, with the (soon to happen) move.
Thank you!
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Welcome to the forum and hopefully soon to Switzerland.
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Good luck lšnger.
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Re: Ireland > Solothurn.

Welcome to the forum! I hope the move works out well for you.
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Re: Ireland > Solothurn.

Hi,

Best of luck with the move.

I have recently made a similar move from Cork to Solothurn.
However, i'm an engineer in medical devices.

Here a month now. I have based myself in Olten initially as it seems to be a rail hub (good for exploring at the weekends).
That said, it seems to pale in comparison to most places I've visited here on my weekends so I will probably relocate to a more suitable town in the not so distant future.

So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed Switzerland in general.
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Hi,

Best of luck with the move.

I have recently made a similar move from Cork to Solothurn.
However, i'm an engineer in medical devices.

Here a month now. I have based myself in Olten initially as it seems to be a rail hub (good for exploring at the weekends).
That said, it seems to pale in comparison to most places I've visited here on my weekends so I will probably relocate to a more suitable town in the not so distant future.

So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed Switzerland in general.
Hey, thanks for commenting. Glad to hear you're getting on well over there. I'm hoping to find out today maybe if it will go ahead or not. Will post when I know. Might see you around
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Hey, thanks for commenting. Glad to hear you're getting on well over there. I'm hoping to find out today maybe if it will go ahead or not. Will post when I know. Might see you around
For sure. That would be great!
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Re: Ireland > Solothurn.

This may help...

Near Solothurn, Lutterbach, Bio Gen has been building a production sight for the last two years. Might be worth a look see?

Living in the area... the cheepest apparements to rent are in Langenthal. By car, about twenty mins from lutterbach. 500 Chufs monthly cheeper like for like.

Good luck with your move

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This may help...

Near Solothurn, Lutterbach, Bio Gen has been building a production sight for the last two years. Might be worth a look see?

Living in the area... the cheepest apparements to rent are in Langenthal. By car, about twenty mins from lutterbach. 500 Chufs monthly cheeper like for like.

Good luck with your move

GREG
Only seeing your reply now, sorry.

Thank you for this - it's useful info, and I will consider it when I am searching for a place!
I got the job so I will be moving in April sometime I think. Still waiting to see how long immigration will take.
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Only seeing your reply now, sorry.

Thank you for this - it's useful info, and I will consider it when I am searching for a place!
I got the job so I will be moving in April sometime I think. Still waiting to see how long immigration will take.
If you are an Irish citizen, immigration will take zero time. Turn up with your employment contract, register, start work, collect permit when notified it is ready.
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If you are an Irish citizen, immigration will take zero time. Turn up with your employment contract, register, start work, collect permit when notified it is ready.
I thought you couldnít start work until you actually have a permit? The relocation company said that the sorting out the permit will take the longest time out of everything. She seems to think that there would even be time to fly over for the purpose of finding a place to live in the meantime. I would have thought it would be done remotely. It I think you need a residence permit to sign a rental agreement so I dunno. Iíll k ow more tomorrow when I talk to my relocation contact.
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I thought you couldnít start work until you actually have a permit? The relocation company said that the sorting out the permit will take the longest time out of everything. She seems to think that there would even be time to fly over for the purpose of finding a place to live in the meantime. I would have thought it would be done remotely. It I think you need a residence permit to sign a rental agreement so I dunno. Iíll k ow more tomorrow when I talk to my relocation contact.
The relocation agent is wrong.

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months:

Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-27/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...aq.html#Taking up residence and gainful employment

So long as you register first you can start work almost immediately. However, you are likely to be asked for a rental contract which runs for several weeks since the permit will be sent to you once the application has been processed.

There's no requirement to have a permit to be able to rent, though many landlords/agencies prefer it, but with an employment contract to hand it shouldn't be much of a problem. You may need to look for temporary accommodation to start with depending on where you're moving to in Switzerland since demand is very high in some areas and competition is fierce.
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I thought you couldnít start work until you actually have a permit?
No, you don't need to physically have it. You are meant to apply for it though before you start work
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No, you don't.
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Re: Ireland > Solothurn.

The process is quite straightforward. Before coming to CH from Dublin, I was in the same wondering thought like you. But things are easy, just takes abit of time.

You can start working from day 1.
After arriving here, you just need a work contract, when suitable, bring it to the local commune to get the B-permit. After a week or so of waiting, you will have it.

Once you have the permit, you can open a bank account to get your salary. Finding an accommodation, health insurance .. That's it.
Life here is quiet, convenient, probably better than Ireland. Only one issue is the language.
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Once you have the permit, you can open a bank account Finding an accommodation, health insurance
In most cases it should be possible to do all of those things even without getting a permit.
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