Are you new to Switzerland or are you planning to move to Switzerland in the near future? The following links will help you to feel at home and find your way around soon.
Entry, residence and working permit
The agreement on free movement between Switzerland and the EU / EFTA allows a fairly straightforward cross-border movement of travellers.
Social insurance system
Switzerland has a very comprehensive social insurance system.
This brochure from the Federal Office for Migration offers you a good overview:
Can I be self-employed in Switzerland?
EU / EFTA citizens (with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria) can become self-employed in Switzerland.
People from non-EU/EFTA countries can become self-employed in Switzerland under certain conditions.
For more information, please visit the Swiss SME portal (german).
Is my foreign driver's licence valid in Switzerland?
You may use your valid foreign driver's license in Switzerland for 12 months. After this period, you have to exchange your foreign driver's licence for a Swiss driver's licence at the road traffic office of your canton of residence.
List of all road traffic offices in Switzerland (german):
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