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Living in Zurich (Copyright by Gsell Photography)

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: 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!