Things to Keep in Mind if You are Moving to Switzerland from London

Switzerland tops the list of the best places in the world to stay in as of its low crime rate, high standard of living, modern infrastructure, thriving economy, natural resources, and scenic beauty. However, there are certain aspects that a foreigner should consider carefully before deciding to move to this country. Mentioned below are some of the most important things that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to living in Switzerland or moving from London to Switzerland.

  • Learning the language of the country is the first most important thing. Switzerland has four national languages. However, English is not of them. German is quite a common language spoken across Switzerland along with Italian, Romansh, and French. Most of the signs that you can get to see in shops, restaurants are in French or German. Thus, learning such languages before visiting this country is always advantageous.
  • The people of Switzerland are very prompt and expect the same from everybody, at all times. If you are meeting a native person for social event or work, make sure that you plan the schedule so that you can turn up at least 5 minutes before time.
  • Job opportunities in Geneva and Zurich are pretty high, particularly in the banking industry. Although the process is simpler for citizens from the European Union to seek jobs in Switzerland it is not so for non-EU citizens. Work permits for non-EU citizens are based on quotas and applicants need to have special skills that are not easily found in the country. This also applies to dependents who need a separate work permit to get a job.
  • You will need to give hard copy documents in your daily life in Switzerland. The basic documents for processing a visa are a birth certificate, tax records, University diplomas and many more.

These are some of the vital points that need to be considered if you are planning to live in the nation of Switzerland.

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