Living and working in Switzerland
General infomation about Switzerland’s geography, history, politics and economy is available on Wikipedia.
The portal ch.ch is Switzerland’s electronic business card and the main point of access to online information from the federal government, the cantons and local authorities.
Work permit and entry to Switzerland
Non-Swiss citizens must have a work permit when they want to work in Switzerland.
For EU citizens immediate entry and the commencement of work at the starting date of their contract is possible. A prerequisite is a signed working contract with a company based in Switzerland.
You will receive further information at the Federal Office for Migration.
Social Insurance System
The Swiss social insurance system is based on the three pillars:
||Maintenance of the living standard
|Age and Invalidity Insurance
||Occupational Benefit Plan
Furter information is available on the following site:
Federal Social Insurance Office, Switzerland
Alters- und Hinterlassenenversicherung (AHV)
Tax rates vary according to canton and residential community. You may calculate your expected tax charge for the current year with the Tax Calculator of the Swiss Federal Tax Administration.
You will find a wide range of apartments and houses for rental or sale on the following housing portals:
alle-immobilien.ch – Meta search engine over several housing portals
The site comparis.ch offers a wide range of price comparisons for property and health insurances, real estate, investments and financings.
The latest conversion rates for Swiss Francs can be calculated on the site: