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  1. Articles: Europe
    In Switzerland people think expats are rich people who live on generous relocation packages and send their children to expensive private schools, but this is far from the truth, according to new research. Expats are often regarded in a negative way, but in reality this is based on a complete...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello guys, Hope someone can help me with this matter since I don't know the reality for non-EU to live in France and work in Switzerland. My boyfriend is French, from Tancua, and I'll move to France with him in July to live around there at the border. He will probably work again in the canton...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone, I am now doing a postdoc in Geneva and I am living in France. My postdoc is paid by an research fellowship (EMBO) and thus it is directly given to me by the foundation on a Suisse bank account, I don't have a contract with the University of Geneva where I am registered as...
  4. Articles: Europe
    Europe is rated the best place in the world for expats looking to progress their career abroad and benefit from great working conditions, new research has found. Switzerland is ranked top for the second year in a row with average expat earning of US$188,275 but Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria...
  5. Articles: Europe
    If you want to move to a country that is considered innovative, then Switzerland is the place to choose, followed by Sweden, the UK and the United States, according to a new index report. Switzerland leads the 2016 rankings, the same position it had in 2015, while China joins the ranks of the...
  6. Articles: Europe
    The strength of Swiss franc has contributed to Switzerland becoming the most expensive European country for expats and four Swiss cities top the European rankings in a new survey. The Swiss city of Zurich is the most expensive location in Europe and moves up to second place in the global...
  7. Articles: Africa
    Finding a place to stay is top of the list for expats when they move to a new country and many rent but they are still facing higher costs in some parts of the world, according to the latest global index. People sent abroad for a fixed period, for example, may have their rent paid by their...
  8. Guides
    Many people nearing retirement dream of moving abroad, but if they have a choice it is not always easy to know which is the best country for retirees. But help is at hand from an annual index which shows that Switzerland is the best country in the world for older people. The Global Age Watch...
  9. Articles: Europe
    A good lifestyle is what expats are seeking when they move abroad, however, a new global study has found that satisfaction scores have not recovered to pre-economic downturn levels in many countries. More than half of the countries covered by the research from the Organisation for Economic...
  10. Articles: Europe
    Switzerland is the happiest place for people to live, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a United Nations index. Togo, Burundi, Syria Benin, and Rwanda and were least happy, the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions...
  11. Articles: Europe
    People in Switzerland have rejected a plan to implement widespread immigration cuts and the ending of tax breaks for rich expats. A vote did not back the so-called Ecopop initiative, which proposed that the number of immigrants must be severely reduced to save the country’s environment, with...
  12. Guides
    Switzerland is ranked as the number one country by expats looking for a well-balanced, high quality lifestyle, new research has found. In second place is Singapore, followed by China, Germany and Bahrain. The rest of the top 10 includes New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan, India and Hong Kong...
  13. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hi, I need some HELP! I will try to make this brief. I( US citizen) married a German, 14 years ago when I moved to Germany. My husband works in Switzerland. He has banks accounts in both countries. I have never been employed, so I have never filed any taxes while living here , since that...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey everyone! I'm not an expat per say.. but a hoping-to-be one. :tongue1: I'm actually visiting by Geneva (staying in Annemasse France) for a few weeks, starting 23rd of May. I actually visit almost every year for work/tourism. Would be great to catch up those living in that vicinity if...
  15. Expat Tax
    Hi All, I am a dual British and Australian Passport holder and work in the oil and gas industry. I work 'overseas' offshore for 6 months of the year and would like to relocate to either Switzerland or Austria to spend more time in the mountains skiing and cycling. As I am an EU passport...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I recently got a "visitor" visa to live in France for a year, and will start to live in Thonon-les-Bains, on the border with Switzerland at the end of April. As part of the visa terms, I am bound not to work in France (or even look for work for that matter). However, I know that a lot...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello Friends, Can anyone tell me how to get a work visa of switzerland? Can we go to Swiss on tourist visa and do a job search there? Also I would like to know about the job seeker visa in Austria. How to apply, is it easy to get the visa? Are there opportunities in IT Services fields in...
  18. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello everyone, I'm finishing up my PhD in research psychology sometime early next year and I am planning on finding a job teaching and doing research at a university in France, (or any of the other French speaking countries) Belgium, Switzerland or Luxembourg. I understand that they have the...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, We recently shifted to UK on ICT Tier 2 Long Term Staff and Dependent visa. We are planning to have a short holiday in Switzerland. Few friends mentioned that if we fly from UK directly into Switzerland (without any transits through other countries), then our ICT Tier 2 visa will be...
  20. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, In October we are returning to our place in the US for 6 months. We brought our 5 year old rottweiler with us and our 6 months here it has been fantastic. The problem we have is where to find information on getting her vet certified here to return to the US. I think we should have it...
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