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Things You Should Know Before Moving to Switzerland

Moving to Switzerland can set you off on a really great and unique adventure, but in order to have a nice experience, whether professional or personal, there are a few things you’d better know about Switzerland and its way of life. So, here’s some useful information for the soon to become new residents of Switzerland.

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Language in Switzerland

Before leaving to Switzerland you ought to know that English is not the dominant language there. The official languages are German, Italian, French, and Romansh. Learning the basics of the German language will help you to start off easy. Language basics are also important if you want to work in Switzerland and plan to apply for a job. We advise to seriously think about taking a German language course before the relocation.

Finding a Job in Switzerland

If you want to find a job in Switzerland, first know that it will be harder if you’re not a UN country resident, due to limited quantity of permits granted each year. Secondly, you must have an organized CV file, including copies of all your diplomas, professional licenses, and such. And last thing – remember that job interviews in Switzerland are quite official, so make sure you dress properly for them (men are expected to wear a suit and a tie).


When getting acquainted with the locals in Switzerland, one should remember their manners. The swiss people are very polite, so when you first get to your new home, present yourself to your new neighbors. Soon enough they will invite you to socialize with the neighborhood’s residents at their back yards – just remember, that doesn’t mean you can step right into their houses – be polite and wait for an invitation.

Professional Moving Company to Switzerland

It may be last on this list, but it is one of the first things you should do as part of the preparations before your relocation. Find several professional moving companies to Europe, compare between a few offers for shipping services, and only then choose the best service for you. Good luck!

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By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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