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Relocation in Switzerland

Relocation in Switzerland

Updated on Monday 25th April 2016

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Relocation-in-SwitzerlandWhat are the advantages of relocating to Switzerland?

Even if Switzerland has one of the highest living standards in the world, its central location in Europe, political stability and banking privacy regulations make many individuals to consider living here. The Swiss taxation system is also among the strongest reasons to move to this country. Taxes are calculated on a yearly basis and depend very much on the canton one decides to move to. However, it is always advisable to contact a Swiss law firm that will give all the details about taxation, relocation expenses and the best cantons to move to.

What are the travel documents and other requirements when relocating to Switzerland?

Foreign citizens relocating in Switzerland must carry a valid document on them, a passport or identity card. One must also pay attention of any visa is required when moving to Switzerland. Foreign citizens must also know road taxes arise when transporting goods in Switzerland. Also, foreign citizens must complete a declaration of clearance of household effects when bringing their goods to Switzerland. Household effects can be brought to Switzerland duty-free if the goods are in possession for at least six months. The following documents must be submitted when relocating and moving goods to Switzerland:

  • - the inventory of the goods to be moved,
  • - copy after the passports,
  • - the Swiss residence permits, for those requiring one,
  • - a rental contract or property title of the Swiss property,
  • - a registration certificate for the means of transportation.

Employment contracts with Swiss companies may also be required when relocating to the country.

Relocation services in Switzerland

Our lawyers in Switzerland will provide clients with the following relocation services:

Our Swiss attorneys will also provide all the information about the business and work environment, the culture, estimate costs of living, schooling and education and banking facilities. You can also address to us if you want to set up a company in Switzerland.




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