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Living in Zurich

Moving to a new city can be daunting, and integration is not always easy. This is especially true for women...

10 Steps to Settling in Switzerland: Getting Health Insurance (#6)

Similar to the United States, there is no social insurance system in Switzerland in charge of people’s health. However, it is mandatory to have health coverage at all times and you want to avoid problems from the start...

10 Steps to Settling in Switzerland: Legalizing Yourself (#4)

As a foreign national, you must register with the residents' registration office of the commune where you will be living within 14 days of arrival. If your new home is in a town, you will want to visit your "Gemeinde". Most cities, on the other hand, have a "Personenmeldeamt" desk at each neighborhood's "Kreisbüro".

10 Steps to Settling in Switzerland

Wherever you may come from, I am almost certain the process in Switzerland is more organized and most likely faster than in your home country. So after I had gone through the immigration process myself, I decided to offer you some simple guidelines. Over the next few weeks, follow my 10 Steps to Settling in Switzerland to make your transition as smooth as possible!