Moving to Switzerland
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Moving to Switzerland

Moving to Switzerland: A complete checklist of what you need to prepare


Everything you and your family need to know about moving to Switzerland, from how to move your household possessions and integrate into Swiss culture to mandatory registrations, driving licences and insurances.

Exchanging your foreign driver's licence in Switzerland

Exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in Switzerland


You can drive in Switzerland using a foreign driver's licence for one year, after which certain nationalities will need to get a Swiss driver's licence.

Swiss TV

Getting connected to Swiss TV and other utility providers


Whether you're up in the mountains or down by the lake you'll need to have access to basic utilities such as Swiss water, Swiss electricity, and in this day and age, Swiss internet. Here's how to ensure you're not disconnected.

Moving Abroad

Moving abroad with family: making a smooth transition

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Many expats move abroad alone but others come with spouses and children in tow, making the transition to a new country a little more complicated.

Swiss mobile phone

Comparing Swiss mobile phones, SIM cards and mobile operators


A guide on what you need to get a Swiss mobile and Swiss SIM card, including a list of the main Swiss mobile operators and how to dial Swiss mobile numbers.

The common challenges of expat repatriation


Thinking about going home? We have put together a handy list of three challenges every expat encounters when repatriating abroad and how to overcome them.

Relocating to Switzerland: How to move your belongings


If you want to move to Switzerland, find the best way to send your furniture, belongings or car. This guide covers relocating to Switzerland by air, shipping and road freight, plus information about customs formalities.

Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat


Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad


Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it


Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope


Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully


As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Pet relocation to Switzerland

Bringing a pet to Switzerland


Pets are welcome in Switzerland but there are strict Swiss regulations for bringing pets into the country, especially regarding health and transportation.

Relocating your pet

Pet relocation 101

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Is your pet an 'at-risk' breed to travel, or 'crate-trained'? When relocating your pet abroad, owners must make an informed decision whether their pets are ready for the trip.

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