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CultureShock! Switzerland by Max Oettli

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“I pity the poor immigrant.”

—Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERING IT OVER

If you plan to come to Switzerland as a medium- or long-term resident, whether for work or studies, you will have to get in touch with the consulate in your country of residence to make preliminary contact. In common with most European countries, Switzerland is not particularly welcoming to foreigners in general and you will have to make your case with some care.

Residency Permits

The authority for residency permits, applying a very tight federal law, is the canton, so you’ll ...

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