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Swiss raise 2017 quotas for non-EU workers

Posted On October 13, 2016 by admin

ZURICH, Oct 12. Switzerland will let an extra 1,000 expert employees from countries outside Europe enter the country to work next year, the government decided on Wednesday, boosting the annual quota to help hard-pressed local companies recruit specialists. The move means 7,500 people from so-called third countries outside the European Union plus EFTA countries Iceland, […]

Swiss migration office to introduce “language passport” for immigrants by 2017

Posted On June 3, 2016 by admin

After the concept of a language passport was first introduced by the Swiss migration office in 2013 the testing and evaluation phase has now been concluded. At this point it is not yet official if and in which circumstances this document will be compulsory. It could for instance apply for individuals who wish to acquire […]

Switzerland’s decision to stop mass immigration and the impact on global mobility in Switzerland

Posted On March 16, 2016 by admin

On Feb. 9, 2014 a proposal launched by the national conservative Swiss People’s Party SVP was accepted by a small but crucial majority of the Swiss electorate. The proposal aims to limit immigration through quotas, as it had been before the bilateral treaties between Switzerland and the European Union. This federal popular initiative “against mass […]

Hidden gems!

Posted On January 28, 2016 by admin

When we receive new inquiries for relocations and we first talk to the transferees, they often have a clear idea of where in Switzerland they want to live. Often they have not visited the area or even Switzerland as a country before. Yet, the idea to live in a particular area is there. Many transferees […]

How do you celebrate Christmas?

Posted On December 22, 2015 by admin

When I was a child living in the greater Zurich area in Switzerland, Christmas was preceded by months filled with the most wonderful and exciting moments. I remember the catalogue of Franz Carl Weber toy store arriving in the mail. It was one of the highlights of the year. I would spend hours making lists […]