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How to avoid fines if you are new in switzerland

Living as an expat in Switzerland is an exciting journey full of new discoveries and experiences, but it also comes with numerous laws and regulations to adhere to. Switzerland takes fines seriously – violations of the many local regulations are quickly punished with fines. Here's how you can avoid unpleasant surprises and integrate smoothly.

What expats need to know about the vignette road tax in Switzerland

If you're a newcomer in Switzerland, you may be surprised to learn you are legally required to have a vignette on your car if you plan on driving on the highway. Here's everything you need to know about the vignette road tax.

Why splitting your health insurance makes sense

Rising healthcare costs are a cause for concern, especially in light of the average premium hike of 9% in 2024, with further increases in the years to come. In such challenging times, many people in Switzerland are seeking ways to minimize their financial burden. This is where "splitting" comes into play.

Sechseläuten: A living cultural heritage of Zurich with customs, tradition and enthusiasm

The Sechseläuten is a centuries-old tradition at the beginning of spring in Zurich. It always takes place on the third Monday in April. Besides historically costumed guild members, bands, horses, flowers, flags and the "Böögg" characterize the festival. Nowadays, the Böögg is even the main figure and symbolizes winter. He is burned on a pyre just in time for the six o'clock chimes of the Grossmünster church. And the faster his head, filled with fireworks, explodes, the more beautiful summer will be. At least that's what they say in Zurich.

Missed registration deadline with a Swiss health insurance company - How is the penalty premium calculated?

You are new in Switzerland and would like to know what to consider when registering with a health insurance company? In the following article, we explain which deadlines apply and what is important when registering.

The third pillar simply explained - Everything you need to know about 3a and 3b

For personal retirement planning and family welfare, Switzerland has established a 3-pillar system since 1972. The first and second pillars together cover only about 60-70% of the last income before retirement. In this article you will find all the important information about the two types of third pillar.

How do I change my health insurance?

As the fall and winter seasons approach, it's a reminder for many to think about switching health insurance providers. You are not satisfied with your health insurance and are considering switching to another insurance company? In this article you will find all the important information about changing your health insurance.

Finding and registering with a doctor - A guide for expats in Switzerland

Moving is an exciting time. Visiting a doctor is certainly not your first priority when you are newly arrived in Switzerland. Nevertheless, it is beneficial to find out about how to find a doctor and register early on so that you are prepared in case of an emergency. In this article, you will find all the important information about this.

Important insurances for companies in Switzerland

Already during the establishment of a company, it is important that you also think about the insurance of your company. There are certain insurances that you are obliged to take out. Find out everything you need to know about the various company insurances in Switzerland in this article.

What do I need to know about ANobAG?

ANobAG "employees without an employer liable to pay contributions" are persons who live in Switzerland and work for a foreign employer who does not have a place of business in Switzerland. This article tells you everything you need to know about this.

Sustainable living in Switzerland

Sustainability is a topic that is becoming increasingly important and more and more people are addressing it. Whether it's reducing plastic consumption or separating garbage, everyone can make a contribution to more sustainability in their everyday lives. In this article, you will find out how you can make your everyday life more environmentally friendly.

Things you can do this spring

Springtime - The favorite season for many people. And rightfully so. The weather is cooperating, the list of activities is endless and the anticipation for summer is huge. Want to be as active as possible this spring but don't know where to start? We have put together a list of the best activities for you to make your choice easier!

The spring festival Sechseläuten

The Sechseläuten, also known as Sächsilüüte, is a spring festival in Zurich that has been held every spring in the center of Sechseläutenplatz since 1902. On April 25, the Sechseläuten took place. In this article you will learn the exciting story behind the spring festival.

How the Swiss celebrate Easter

In all parts of the world, Easter is a good reason to share hope, confidence and joy with loved ones and create unforgettable moments together. But every country has different customs and traditions and so does Switzerland. In this article we will acquaint you with the most common and popular Swiss traditions during Easter time!

The 10 most exciting museums in Switzerland

Switzerland has a wide range of leisure activities to offer. This also includes museums. Whether culture, science or art - visitors are fascinated by what Switzerland has to offer. In this article, we have selected the 10 most exciting museums for you from over 1130.

The most important apps in Switzerland

Everyday life for newcomers can be challenging and often you don't know where to get the right support. In this article, we have compiled the most important apps that will simplify your life in Switzerland.

What do Swiss people do in their free time?

It's no secret that the Swiss work a lot - but what do they actually do on their days off or after work? Find out in this article which are the most popular Swiss hobbies.

Traditions in Switzerland

From amusing, charming to brutal traditions - Switzerland has a variety of traditions and customs to offer. Around 200 different ones are still practiced today. We are pleased to introduce you to four of the best known living Swiss traditions.

Find friends in Switzerland

As you already know from our article on "How to find love in Switzerland", making new contacts in Switzerland is not that easy. But that doesn't mean it's impossible - you just have to know how. Read on to find out more!

Studying in Switzerland

You already know that Switzerland offers very good educational opportunities and great career prospects. But did you know that the study opportunities are also just as diverse?

Find a job in Switzerland

Good career opportunities, numerous further qualification possibilities and an attractive salary. These are the things that define the Swiss labour market. The world of work is stable and the unemployment rate has been low for many years, which is one of the many reasons why the Swiss labour market is one of the best in the world.

Childcare options in Switzerland

The range of childcare options in Switzerland is very diverse and wide-ranging. Find out in this article which childcare options are available for your children and which one best suits your needs.

This is how the education system works in Switzerland

Are you moving to Switzerland with children? Then it is important for you to know how the education system works in Switzerland. Switzerland offers your children many opportunities and a high-quality education.

Validation of foreign driver's license

Many expats come to Switzerland not knowing what will happen to their driver's license. Is it still valid in Switzerland? What is the further procedure? Here is a short overview over the foreign driver's license laws in Switzerland.

Find love in Switzerland

Conditions, qualities and expectations vary from country to country. Therefore, it is important that you are aware and know how the dating scene works in Switzerland and what Swiss men and women value and love.

Top 10 sights in Switzerland

We have summed up for you the ten most beautiful and interesting sights in Switzerland.

Hiking in Switzerland

Switzerland has the longest, densest, most varied and best waymarked network of hiking trails. In so many ways a record breaker. In total in Switzerland there are 65’000 kilometers of waymarked trails at all levels of difficulties. We have gathered the most important information for hiking in Switzerland.

Extraordinary Accommodations in Switzerland

There are so many exciting, unique sleeping accommodations for short trips in Switzerland that are everything else but boring! We have listed for you some of the most spectacular ones.

3rd Pillar simply explained – Advantages and Functionality

In this article, we would like to talk about the two types of 3rd pillar, its advantages and how we can help you with finding your personal pension strategy.

The 10 most bizarre laws in Switzerland

Switzerland is very famous for its many laws and obligations. Here are some of the most bizarre ones.

Where to enjoy the snow despite corona

The corona situation in Switzerland is still critical. If you still don't want to miss out on some fun and sport, you'll get your money's worth when visiting ski resorts.

All you need to know about pregnancy and childbirth in Switzerland

Having a baby is a big event. We therefore explain you everything you need to know about becoming a parent in Switzerland.

Do you know which kind of coverage suits your car?

If you are living in Switzerland, owning a vehicle can be a very helpful. To register your car or bike in Switzerland, you are obliged to conclude a vehicle insurance.

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know now

Covid-19 is still present in every aspect of our life. But when do you need to have a test and how do you proceed to get tested? And who will cover the expenses for testing?

How to establish a company in Switzerland

When moving to Switzerland from abroad, you should take into consideration your working situation.

Finding a home in Switzerland

If you are planning to immigrate to Switzerland, you should already in advance plan where to stay.

Taxes for expats in Switzerland

When moving to Switzerland from abroad, the tax payment is an important factor to consider.

How to manage your retirement in Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its extensive solidarity which affects many areas of life such as retirement.

Living in Switzerland: some pros and cons

If you are thinking of immigrating to Switzerland, the process will almost certainly start with your discovery that the cost of living in Switzerland is rather high.

How to import your car

If you are thinking about moving to Switzerland with your car, you must be ready to undergo some formalities

How to immigrate to Switzerland

Impressive scenery, good career prospects and an excellent standard of living, have long made Switzerland an attractive destination for immigrants.

TOP 10 cities in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world.

Finding the right health insurance

Finding the right health insurance that meets all your personal needs is not easy.

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