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    Default Considering moving to Switzerland

    Has anyone else thought about it? I'm from the US.
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    Go for a visit first. You might not like the place.

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    Have you been?

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    Haven't been. And was gonna visit first
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    I think it's pretty difficult to move to Switzerland. They don't exactly have an open door policy. It is part of Schengen though, so that might make it easier [even though Schengen is in its death throes.]

    Edit: to be specific, US citizens can enter the Schengen Area and move internally inside it without a visa, for pleasure or business, for 90 days within a 180 day period, so you can't just hop back in. [Note this does not include the opt-out areas Britain and Ireland, although you can travel between Britain and Ireland without a passport. A specific visa is required for these countries]

    Some countries in the Schengen Area allow US citizens to participate in paid work as part of their Schengen Visa, but not Switzerland. The countries that allow it are: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Switzerland only allows citizens from Andorra, Monaco, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan and New Zealand to work as part of their Schengen entry visa [so if you have dual nationality with any of those places... lol].

    If you happen to have Canadian citizenship, and are between the ages of 18-35, you can get a 1 year working holiday visa for Switzerland.

    Getting a work permit in Switzerland is notoriously difficult. In the first place, the Swiss government sets quotas on the numbers of work permits it issues. These are being reduced. You need to get a Swiss company to hire you [from OUTSIDE Switzerland], and this position needs to be a high-salary professional, managerial or specialist, which arises from a specific university degree and multiple years of professional experience, one for which no Swiss are eligible or suitable at that time AND it must be inside the quota establishment. To work in Switzerland as a self-employed person you need the settlement residency permit, which US and Canadian citizens can acquire after staying in Switzerland for five years.
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    Been there, lived for 2 years. There is no way you'd get a permit to work as a stripper there lol

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    Check South America.Chile, for example. Better climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by totalize View Post
    I think it's pretty difficult to move to Switzerland. They don't exactly have an open door policy.
    This is true.

    Also, it's a very expensive place, similar to the nordic countries. Many Swiss drive regularly to Germany to buy groceries and fuel. So, unless you have a job there (which will have a higher average salary than elsewhere, though), it might be difficult to sustain a normal life standard. That depends on your resources of course. But yeah, a job is probably a must-have anyway.
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    Also their populace is among the most boring in Europe

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