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I just been informed by my relocation agent that since I will be staying in hotel for a few months, I do not need to register until I move into my own place. I would like to check whether this is correct please?
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Old 27.05.2011, 11:20
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I just been informed by my relocation agent that since I will be staying in hotel for a few months, I do not need to register until I move into my own place. I would like to check whether this is correct please?


I would say not correct. I stayed for 3 months in temprary business accomodation (no different to a Hotel really) and had to register.

An address is an address... Your gemeinde will advise correctly.
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Old 27.05.2011, 11:24
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I'd push to register as soon as you can so you have your permit all ready. Having a permit ready makes it much easier to get all the important things in the place you will eventually need in your new place (TV, phones, internet)
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Re: Registration - not required when staying in Hotel?

Thanks for the info. I am planning to go into "Temparory Accommodation" after hotel for a while, so I will not have to sort out all the TV etc (I hate paperwork). I suppose I will still need my permit when getting my "Temparory Accommodation"?

I am getting information piecemeal and it is started to stress me out. You guys are a great help!! Thank you.
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Old 27.05.2011, 11:40
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Of course you must register!

After 9 days you should register at the Gemeinde / Commune. Without the registration you will find life very difficult here.
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Of course you must register!

After 9 days you should register at the Gemeinde / Commune. Without the registration you will find life very difficult here.
so I should even I am in a hotel for a few months? Is that what you suggesting?
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I just been informed by my relocation agent that since I will be staying in hotel for a few months, I do not need to register until I move into my own place. I would like to check whether this is correct please?
You have a very misinformed relocation agent. You are not a tourist, if you are here working you need to register. My clients staying in temporary residences (hotels, B&Bs, furnished flats) always register. Yes, there is a fee to change the registration later if you move to a different commune (Gemeinde).

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I just been informed by my relocation agent that since I will be staying in hotel for a few months, I do not need to register until I move into my own place. I would like to check whether this is correct please?
You should get a new relocation agent because that is bollocks
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You should get a new relocation agent because that is bollocks

OP: Would be useful to others for you to name and shame. Paying for bad advice is something to be avoided. If your company is paying, they should be informed too.
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Old 27.05.2011, 13:47
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so I should even I am in a hotel for a few months? Is that what you suggesting?
Itty' didn't "suggest" he told you, and he is quite right. You must register, arrange health ins' etc within the specified period. Your staying in temp' accom means nothing really... other than you will have to change your permit each time your address changes at your expense.
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You have a very misinformed relocation agent. You are not a tourist, if you are here working you need to register. My clients staying in temporary residences (hotels, B&Bs, furnished flats) always register. Yes, there is a fee to change the registration later if you move to a different commune (Gemeinde).
I am getting very exasparated by this moving thing.. my HR is not helping with much questions (I only just find out where they want me to report to as they moving office the day I suppose to start!) and they ordered package with my relocation agent but only about 1 bit that I will need as I am going into "Temperaory Accommodation" after my allocated hotel time ends and the agent cannot help with "Temperarory Accommodation". (I will need help to put this situation to my HR as I do not see why they should pay for services that I will not use!)

This morning, I got a reply from them saying that since my partner is not joining me until later on, that registration can be done when it is needed. (That is fine) However as I am staying in hotel, I have no need to register until I go into my own place AND they have checked with the registration office in Urdorf (where the office is).

I still got a long list of things that I need answers for and I suppose I do not know what I don't know so I cannot ask questions. :S

I think I rather not name names as they might be reading this forum as well!
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You should get a new relocation agent because that is bollocks
I wish! If I were doing a contract, then I will just arrange all my own stuff and will suffer a lot less stress! Right now, I am at someone else mercy because that is part of my package for relocation, I have to wait for someone to "do" something.

I need to go to my GP for a checkup next week and my blood pressure might go through the roof now!
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Re: Registration - not required when staying in Hotel?

My wife came here 7 months before me and had to register when SHE arrived, I registered when I arrived.... simple AFAIK you partners arrival has nothing to do with your registration.

If you haven't registered and are working past the grace period, I would say that is illegal and you may find yourself in hot water, and I don't think the authorities would be overly sympathetic if you told them the relocator said...

My wife was initially in temp' accom in kanton Zug when she arrived in CH, but had sourced and signed for an apartment that same week in kanton Zurich with a move in date a total of 3 weeks after she arrived in CH. This was explained to the gemiender in Zug who were great and issued a letter stating that all doc' were checked and residence permit would be applied for in ZRH kanton on the date of the start date of the rental contract, so she wouldn't have to pay for an additional registration. The Zurich gemiender issued a letter to the same effect, so my wife didn't register until 3 weeks after she arrived, but had visited both gemienders who accepted this so only had 1 application for residence and no dramas.

Sounds like your relocator is a lemon.
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Re: Registration - not required when staying in Hotel?

its really quite simple and painless, when you arrive you register, takes a couple of minutes at the town hall (and a fee of course)

when you wife arrives she has to register, again pay a fee

take your passport, contract and anything else you have with you when you go to register.

If you move to another town you have to deregister and register in the new town.

its not complicated or hard and the staff are quite friendly

as others have said its not optional, YOU HAVE TO! don't wait you'll cause yourself no end of grief, your employer has to be paying pension and tax for you so if you don't register they'll catch up with you one way or another, and get yourself swiss health insurance asap as well, otherwise the authorities will sort that out for you too, and it won't be the cheapest option.
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Re: Registration - not required when staying in Hotel?

oh and your relocation agent is an idiot, stop talking to them, it'll reduce your stress levels
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Old 27.05.2011, 15:43
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My first address in Switzerland on my B permit was that of a hotel. All hotels will have a special pro forma which you can ask for to give to your gemeinde which proves you're currently living in a hotel. I believe you need to go to your gemeinde within 7 days of arrival.
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when you wife arrives she has to register, again pay a fee
I am quite amused that you assumed that I am a man!
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I am quite amused that you assumed that I am a man!
maybe I didn't, oh hang on, mustn't go there
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