EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit
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EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit

Getting a work permit from outside the EU is difficult, but not impossible. Here's what you need to know.

EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

UPDATED: Who can travel to Switzerland right now?
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UPDATED: Who can travel to Switzerland right now?

Buying property versus renting in Switzerland: What is actually cheaper?
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Buying property versus renting in Switzerland: What is actually cheaper?

Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?
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Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?

Switzerland’s strangest taxes – and what happens if you don’t pay them
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Switzerland’s strangest taxes – and what happens if you don’t pay them

Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today
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Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today

REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton
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REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton

Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?
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Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?

Revealed: The Swiss canton with the best tax rates for families
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Revealed: The Swiss canton with the best tax rates for families

An essential guide to Swiss work permits
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An essential guide to Swiss work permits

Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?
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Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?

How to open a bank account in Switzerland
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How to open a bank account in Switzerland

French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local
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French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local

MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich
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MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich

What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?
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What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?
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Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

EXPLAINED: How does the Swiss pension system work – and how much will I receive?
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EXPLAINED: How does the Swiss pension system work – and how much will I receive?

EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?
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Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?

Top ten tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland
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Top ten tips for finding an apartment in Switzerland

Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch
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Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch

Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?
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Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?

An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland
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An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works
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Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works

How much does it cost to raise a child in Switzerland?
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How much does it cost to raise a child in Switzerland?

What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?
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What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?

The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know
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The ten strange laws in Switzerland you need to know

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders
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Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?
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Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?
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EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?

Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?
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Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?

‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?
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‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?
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EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?

MAPS: Which Swiss canton has the worst drivers?
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MAPS: Which Swiss canton has the worst drivers?

EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?
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EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland
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How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021

EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss

EXPLAINED: What are your chances of getting a job in Switzerland from abroad?
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EXPLAINED: What are your chances of getting a job in Switzerland from abroad?

What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?
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What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?

How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?
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How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland

What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Switzerland?
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What does the UK’s new ‘traffic light’ system mean for travel to Switzerland?

Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland
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Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland

Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship
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Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship

Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st
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Why Switzerland celebrates its national day on August 1st

How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?
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How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?

Where are Switzerland’s best and worst train stations?

Where are Switzerland’s best and worst train stations?

Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland
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Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland

Five things that will surprise you about living in Switzerland
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Five things that will surprise you about living in Switzerland

Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)
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Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus measures?

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s current coronavirus measures?

Reader question: Can you choose which Covid-19 vaccine to take in Switzerland?

Reader question: Can you choose which Covid-19 vaccine to take in Switzerland?

Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland
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Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?
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Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?

Are Switzerland’s strict noise restrictions to blame for the surge in cash truck robberies?
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Are Switzerland’s strict noise restrictions to blame for the surge in cash truck robberies?

EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?
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EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland
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The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

This is how much people earn in Switzerland
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This is how much people earn in Switzerland

Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?
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Safety in Switzerland: Which areas do Zurich residents avoid at night?

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works
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How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system
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Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system

EXPLAINED: What are the rules of Switzerland’s obligation to work from home?
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EXPLAINED: What are the rules of Switzerland’s obligation to work from home?

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?
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How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?

How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide
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How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide

EXPLAINED: How to change over to a Swiss driver’s licence
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EXPLAINED: How to change over to a Swiss driver’s licence

EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?

EXPLAINED: What happened after Swiss women got the right to vote in 1971?

Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about
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Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about

Can foreigners get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Switzerland?

Can foreigners get vaccinated for Covid-19 in Switzerland?

Should you buy supplemental health insurance in Switzerland?
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Should you buy supplemental health insurance in Switzerland?

What do teachers earn in Switzerland – and where do they earn the most?

What do teachers earn in Switzerland – and where do they earn the most?

Explained: Why Switzerland’s cantons are so powerful

Explained: Why Switzerland’s cantons are so powerful

Jobs in Switzerland: Foreigners ‘less likely to be hired than Swiss nationals’

Jobs in Switzerland: Foreigners ‘less likely to be hired than Swiss nationals’

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?

Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect
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Living in Switzerland: An expert’s guide on how to behave and what to expect

UPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020

UPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020

Why the Swiss are so spooked by using debt to prop up economy

Why the Swiss are so spooked by using debt to prop up economy

What you need to know about assisted suicide in Switzerland
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What you need to know about assisted suicide in Switzerland

MAPS: Which canton is Switzerland’s fattest?

MAPS: Which canton is Switzerland’s fattest?

Meat, cheese or booze: What do the Swiss spend the most money on?

Meat, cheese or booze: What do the Swiss spend the most money on?

MAPS: Where do Switzerland’s heaviest drinkers and smokers live?

MAPS: Where do Switzerland’s heaviest drinkers and smokers live?

How much do workers in Switzerland earn – and which jobs are the best paid?
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How much do workers in Switzerland earn – and which jobs are the best paid?

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s quarantine rules
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UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s quarantine rules

‘Foreigners rather than equals’: How Switzerland is failing immigrants

‘Foreigners rather than equals’: How Switzerland is failing immigrants

Cost of living in Switzerland: How to save money if you live in Zurich

Cost of living in Switzerland: How to save money if you live in Zurich

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries

Everything that changes in August 2020 in Switzerland
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Everything that changes in August 2020 in Switzerland

Switzerland: Can your employer prevent you from attending nightclubs or travelling abroad?

Switzerland: Can your employer prevent you from attending nightclubs or travelling abroad?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020

Five German words you’ll need to know this summer

Five German words you’ll need to know this summer

EXPLAINED: What’s Switzerland’s plan if there’s a second wave of coronavirus?

EXPLAINED: What’s Switzerland’s plan if there’s a second wave of coronavirus?

EXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?

EXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland – and when?

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland – and when?

Travel in Switzerland: Five free (or cheap) things to do in Geneva

Travel in Switzerland: Five free (or cheap) things to do in Geneva

Swiss government issues advice on travelling abroad as borders reopen

Swiss government issues advice on travelling abroad as borders reopen

What impact will the new Swiss-German tax treaty have on cross-border workers?

What impact will the new Swiss-German tax treaty have on cross-border workers?

Why now is a good time to buy a car in Switzerland

Why now is a good time to buy a car in Switzerland

These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Switzerland

These are the airlines restarting flights to and from Switzerland

Q&A: How will Switzerland’s coronavirus tracing app work?

Q&A: How will Switzerland’s coronavirus tracing app work?

Swiss authorities issue rules on staying safe in large crowds

Swiss authorities issue rules on staying safe in large crowds

Switzerland officially ‘the world’s safest country’ for coronavirus

Switzerland officially ‘the world’s safest country’ for coronavirus

How coronavirus will change the way we move around Swiss cities

How coronavirus will change the way we move around Swiss cities

How the coronavirus epidemic will change Switzerland

How the coronavirus epidemic will change Switzerland

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement
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UPDATE: Everything you need to know about Switzerland’s compulsory mask requirement

‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know
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‘Unlimited’ strikes in France in December: What you need to know

Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider
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Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider

Everything you need to know about the Swiss elections
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Everything you need to know about the Swiss elections

In Pictures: How Switzerland celebrated Swiss National Day in style

In Pictures: How Switzerland celebrated Swiss National Day in style

A salary of €1,500 a month and other key figures about the Swiss Guard
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A salary of €1,500 a month and other key figures about the Swiss Guard

20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland
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20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

Ten brilliant ways to celebrate Swiss National Day

Ten brilliant ways to celebrate Swiss National Day

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

Swiss National Day: 20 key dates in Switzerland’s history

A petrolhead’s guide to driving Swiss mountain roads

A petrolhead’s guide to driving Swiss mountain roads

UPDATED: Who can enter Switzerland right now?
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UPDATED: Who can enter Switzerland right now?

Ten unspoken rules for fitting in with the Swiss

Ten unspoken rules for fitting in with the Swiss

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day

10 amazing places to be on Swiss National Day

Everything you need to know about minimum wage in Switzerland

Everything you need to know about minimum wage in Switzerland

Re-living Switzerland’s ‘absinthe murders’ 115 years on

Re-living Switzerland’s ‘absinthe murders’ 115 years on

What you should know about your Swiss health insurance before you go abroad
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What you should know about your Swiss health insurance before you go abroad

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?

It’s official! Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world

It’s official! Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world

43 habits you pick up living in Switzerland
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43 habits you pick up living in Switzerland

Essential reading: Six articles to help explain life in Switzerland
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Essential reading: Six articles to help explain life in Switzerland

Great salaries but ‘no human warmth’: Your views on living and working in Geneva
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Great salaries but ‘no human warmth’: Your views on living and working in Geneva

Readers tips: How to make friends in Switzerland

Readers tips: How to make friends in Switzerland