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About Expatica
About Expatica

Expatica Communications B.V. is an international media company founded in 2000 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

What started as website providing news and information for the international community in the Netherlands rapidly grew into a much broader resource. Within a few years Expatica expanded to include Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Expatica Luxembourg was launched in January 2010.

Expatica.com receives an average of half a million visitors every month.

The Expatica story

How one man’s endless wait for a tram in the Netherlands planted the seed for a comprehensive online resource for expats in several countries across Europe: Expatica.com. Read more ...

Expatica.com
Expatica provides daily news, features and practical information on living abroad in English for the international communities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the UK. Our goal is to provide high quality content and services to all countries across Europe and beyond.

The Expat Survival Guide
Expatica.com provides essential information to help internationals settle into their new country of residence: how to find a job or housing, information on the local health and education systems, how to start a business or deal with pension plans in your adopted country.

Annually, Expatica produces a Survival Guide for specific countries to give internationals on the ground the best of the site in a comprehensive and easy-to-use format.

Tools
Expatica.com has everything you need to help you to build your life abroad. Go to the toolbox to ask experts questions, buy and sell in the classifieds section, find a job or home and even locate a business on the site.

Community and entertainment
Get to know the international community through the discussion forums and Expatica’s evolving networking platform. If you’re looking for something to do, check out Expatica.com’s ‘What’s On’ section or sign up for an Expatica event. Looking for love? Why not create a profile in Expatica Date or join one of Expatica’s SpeedDate events?

Expatica HR
Expatica HR provides advice and information to over 13,000 HR professionals across Europe. The channels keep you up to date with the latest news, trends and best practices in mobility management, and include features on tax and finance across borders, expatriate support, relocation and the international job marketplace. Expatica also organises conferences to keep HR professionals in tune with the latest regulations governing cross-border employment and best practices in expatriate management.

“i am not a tourist” Expat Fairs
Expatica Communications B.V. hosts annual “i am not a tourist” Expat Fairs to support internationals living in or moving to a new country. These one-day fairs give them the opportunity to get information, meet with expat-oriented service providers, and network with thousands of like-minded internationals. Expatica has successfully organised this event in Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid and Paris.

At the end of 2008, Expatica launched a new look and feel with a slimmed down menu and optimal search function. We continue to work on developing and improving our website and services to fulfil the needs and expectations of our international users.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, or would like to provide feedback, please email us at feedback@expatica.com. We welcome your thoughts.

 

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Residence and work permits in Switzerland

Residence and work permits in Switzerland

How to apply for a residency or work permit in Switzerland for you and your family.

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

How to rent and buy a house in Switzerland

Information about renting property and obtaining a mortgage in Switzerland.

Switzerland's healthcare system

Switzerland's healthcare system

Information about the Swiss healthcare system, health insurance, pharmacies and emergency numbers.

Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Explaining Swiss currency, banknotes, credit cards and bureaux de change.