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Old 22.06.2009, 21:53
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Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

I would like to have some information about settling in Switzerland. I read official information in swiss sites but some friends of mine told me that some of the information stated there is outdated.

Here are my questions:

- I am a european-union citizen and I will come to switzerland if I sign a contract with a swiss company. Where should I present myself when I come there? Migration office? Local police? Or at the Town Hall?

- What declarations should I do? What should I have with me in order to be served rapidly?

- Does the easiest way to start searching for a house is homegate.ch? What else?

- Where can somebody find cheaper houses to rent? Outside of the town or around the centre of the town?

- If I go to a new house in the future, how could I be sure that all official/goverment/state traditional mail will follow me to my new postal address?

- How can I apply for water/electricity/phone supply for my new home? Where should I go? Or is there any internet way for these tasks? Or any one-stop-shop facility?

- I would like to have a brief info about kids education in Switzerland. What about parents' expenses, if kids' study is made at school or if there is homework, if there is any need for external support lessons etc.

- What is the level of Swiss average income for common people?

- Ιnsurance: how you make a wise choise for supplementary insurance? For what thing you should make supplementary insurance? It is all about health and pension? Changing insurance companies over time how does affect the final pension you will take? Are these changes smooth or there are dangers of having problems in the future?

- Any suggestions for reliable and affordable mobile internet for use with laptop all around the country?

- Is it true that for cheap shopping it is better to cross the borders going to the surrounding countries?


Thanks in advance.
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Old 22.06.2009, 22:03
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Re: Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

Hi Cool
Welcome to the forum.

These are the exact questions which every expat will have when he thinks of a move. I am sure you can find answers to almost all of your questions in the forum. Please make use of the search. I dont mean to be rude here, but if you come up with more specific questions you will get prompt and apt replies

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Old 22.06.2009, 22:22
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Re: Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

Hi there... I think it depends on the city/canton where you will settle-down...

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- I am a european-union citizen and I will come to switzerland if I sign a contract with a swiss company. Where should I present myself when I come there? Migration office? Local police? Or at the Town Hall?
city authorities - I can give you the link for Basel but it depends... so be more specific

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- What declarations should I do? What should I have with me in order to be served rapidly?
the work permit in my case - printed copy of what I got and used for my entry visa

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- Does the easiest way to start searching for a house is homegate.ch? What else?
I was using this one and alle-immobilien.ch .. well, I had someone who was helping but I was checking those websites to make sure I am not missing a thing.

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- If I go to a new house in the future, how could I be sure that all official/goverment/state traditional mail will follow me to my new postal address?
change of address at the Swiss post... 15 fr per year.. register online and get 5fr discount.

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- What is the level of Swiss average income for common people?
no clue but you can find a lot of inspiring, emotional, burning discussions in the forum

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- Is it true that for cheap shopping it is better to cross the borders going to the surrounding countries?
people say so... but you have to decide what you prefer and how you value time going somewhere shopping vs convenience of shopping last min and/or somewhere close home..
regarding the insurance and schools, you can find a lot of info in the forum (e.g., Internet issues / choices in Switzerland / ADSL vs cable, Health Insurance FAQs, and so on...)

above all, everything is individual , more specific questions (incl town) would help
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Old 22.06.2009, 23:51
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Re: Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

Hi cool11, welcome to EF.

I suggest to split this question catalogue and post it in the appropriate areas after having searched them for answers. If one of your questions has been answered only partially, please reply to the thread in question. Catalogues like yours show that you haven't used the forum search carefully, and answers that other EF users might give you here aren't easily refound in such a general context for future use.
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Re: Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

Hi

Here are the forum categories so that you can split your questions up:

http://www.englishforum.ch/forum.php
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Re: Several questions of a Switzerland newcomer

Hi Cool11,

Welcome to the forum.

You should get hold of a copy of this book which should answer a lot of your questions:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Worki...5740204&sr=1-3

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