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Switzerland: How To

How do you dispose of rubbish in Switzerland? Will a foreign diploma be recognised? From Switzerland’s visa requirements to how the school system works, here you’ll find useful tips, facts and links to practical information about Switzerland.

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Living and working in Switzerland

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The Swiss education system

Compulsory education lasts 11 years in Switzerland. After that the path typically leads to either a secondary school or a vocational apprenticeship.

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Birth, marriage, death

These are universal themes, but each country handles births, marriages and deaths slightly differently. You can find the Swiss quirks here.

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How to immigrate to Switzerland

Switzerland has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the world. Most of these people come from Europe. Recently workers have been…

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Looking for work in Switzerland

Foreigners wishing to work in Switzerland must be familiar with the regulations that vary according to their country of origin. Once this hurdle has been overcome, there are numerous quirks of the Swiss job market to consider, from expectations of a good application to the work culture.

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Daily life in Switzerland

Where can I find somewhere to live? Who pays the bill if I have to go to hospital? And which pets are not allowed to live alone in Switzerland? You can find answers to these and other questions about everyday life in Switzerland here.

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Growing old in Switzerland

The living conditions and infrastructure for older people in Switzerland are good, including the social and pension system. However, the latter is coming under increasing pressure: while life expectancy has risen significantly in recent decades, there have only been minor changes in the retirement age.

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Investing in Switzerland

The Swiss economy has a reputation for having a high degree of openness. Nevertheless, there is a multitude of restrictions and regulations for foreign investors. This is noticeable, for example, when someone wants to buy a property or start a business.

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