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Knowing the rights of tenants in Switzerland

In Switzerland, two out of three people live for rent. The legislation and the lease contract regulate the conditions of said rental, but who knows all your rights and obligations? On this occasion from the Sentence blog we will talk a little about this. Knowing the protagonists of this process. In the process of renting a home, the following figures arise: The landlord: is the owner of the home. He does not live in it, but makes it available to a third party. The lessee: he does not buy the house, but leases it for a certain time and pays a rent to the...

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Curiosities: Some information you should know about languages ​​in Switzerland

Did you know that in Switzerland the Federal Constitution recognizes as official 4 national languages? These are German, French, Italian and Romansh. In Switzerland, multilingualism is a very characteristic aspect of its identity. In fact, 4 out of 10 adults often speak more than one language. Also, in addition to national languages, other languages ​​such as English or Portuguese, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian and Albanian, are also widely spoken. Of the 26 cantons that make up Switzerland, four have more than one official language: Bern: German and French. Freiburg: French and German. The Valais: French and German. The Grisons: German, Romanche and Italian. Also in Switzerland there are 2...

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Residence Registration: How to register your address in Switzerland?

Did you know that once installed in Switzerland, you have 8 days to register with the Gemeinde / commune city hall in your area, regardless of whether you are temporarily staying in a hotel? Residence registration is a mandatory process for anyone living in Switzerland, including foreigners and Swiss citizens. This registration process takes place at the local city hall office (Gemeindehaus / maison communale) if you are in the field; or at your area office (Kreisbüro / bureau d’arrondissement) if you are in the city. In the case of large cities, they usually have a special residence registration department (Einwohnerkontrolle /...

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Knowing the working conditions in Switzerland: Wages, Hours and Holidays

Switzerland compared to other countries in Europe, although it has the highest salaries, it also has one of the highest living costs. In a large number of surveys, Swiss salaries (Gehalt, salaries), both for skilled and unskilled workers, are estimated to be 2 to 3 times higher than those of most European countries. In fact, according to the results obtained in a study carried out by UBS in the year 2000 worldwide, the cities of Zurich and Geneva, in addition to being the Swiss centers of economic development, are the cities with the highest gross pay for any type of profession. On...

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5 tricks to look for work in Switzerland

Most Latinos often have the idea that Switzerland is a paradise in terms of working conditions, given that employees can boast of enjoying the highest wages in the world, as well as being a country with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. However, with respect to work for foreigners, Switzerland also has a fairly restrictive immigration policy, as well as complex processes to grant work permits; and although this seems to give us the idea that finding work in Switzerland is difficult, in the end it is not as complicated as the Swiss bureaucracy would make us believe. For example,...

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Types of Residence Permits to live in Switzerland

Continuing with our articles focused on helping people from Latin America who are thinking of coming to live in Switzerland, this time we want to talk a little about the different types of residence permits that are needed to live in this country. Since the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU for the free movement of workers was made, all persons belonging to countries outside the EU can only obtain a work permit in Switzerland if the company in which they will provide their services can prove that There is no other person of Swiss or EU nationality who is...

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