Relocation Store

Hello Switzerland is the smartest resource for successfully moving to and from Switzerland.
Our innovative range of services cater for all requirements and all budgets.
 

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How it works
  • You choose the services you require from the order form below
  • You'll receive your order confirmation and full details within 1 working day
  • Easy pre-payment by credit card or wire transfer
  • We or our partners deliver your order

All prices in CHF and without VAT.

If you are LEAVING Switzerland, please visit our Departure Services Store.

 
Partner
Price (CHF)
My Relocation Organiser
Hello Switzerland's unique guided filing system to ensure a smooth relocation
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Hello Switzerland
49.-

This practical high-quality handbook covers the 15 essential steps of relocation, ensuring you a smooth transition to Switzerland.

It contains check-lists on what steps you need to take, as well as which documents are to be obtained and filed. Plastic wallets are included for easy storage of the many contracts and documents you will gather during the course of your relocation.

Hello Switzerland Magazine
Subscribe to our free quarterly magazine for newcomers.
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Hello Switzerland
FREE

Hello Switzerland's free magazine is the number one source of inspiration and information for Switzerland's international community.

In each issue, you'll discover the best of Switzerland, and enjoy a wide range of deals and offers.

Founded in 1998, today 20,000 readers across Switzerland enjoy reading.

Please note that we can only deliver to postal addresses in Switzerland.

Relocation planning call
Personal consultation to help plan your relocation and familiarize youself with your new city (up to 1 hour)
+
Hello Switzerland
FREE

Book this free consultation service and you'll benefit from an introductory coaching call by an expert from Hello Switzerland's Relocation Helpline.

You'll walk through the following topics: planning your relocation, finding a home, moving, transport & commuting, administration, and getting settled.

To help you visualise these steps,  the call can optionally be accompanied by a online presentation using an easy online screen-sharing option.

After the presentation, you'll be able to download and keep the presentation.

Immigration services
Work & Residence Permits
General counseling for individuals (external contractor, retiree, students, etc.)
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BDO
VARIABLE
BDO offers comprehensive consultancy on all Swiss work and residence permit matters.
 
BDO supports and advises individuals regarding the procurement of work and residence permits. Furthermore, BDO can provide support with topics such as:
  • Application for family reunion (accompanying partners or other family members)
  • Residence permit for persons with inactivity of work (non-gainfully employed people)
  • Naturalisation
  • Localisation
  • Maintaining of residence permit C in case of a longer stay abroad
  • Counselling of Swiss minimum salary recommendations
  • Advice regarding perpetuation of Swiss residence permit in case of unemployment

Immigration consultation services are based on an hourly rate of CHF 280 excluding VAT.

Accompanied Registration upon arrival in Switzerland
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Packimpex
399.-

Who is this service for?

Swiss law requires you to register at your local immigration office within a few days of your arrival.

This service is for you if:

  • You're about to arrive in Switzerland
  • You would like one of our experts to accompany you to ensure your registration process goes smoothly

This service is suitable for both EU/EFTA nationals and non-EU citizens.

The benefits

Your relocation consultant has total fluency in the local language, and fully understands the registration process. This avoids any confusion during discussions with the immigration agent, and minimises the risk of not being able to complete the registration on that day.

What you get

Once you have arrived in Switzerland, your consultant will:

  • Provide you with a checklist of the documents you will require for the registration process.
  • Arrange a registration appointment at the relevant local authority according to the local specifics.
  • Accompany you in person to the registration office.
  • Facilitate communication with the registration authorities, ensuring you understand what is happening during the registration process, and explaining the information you receive.
Support with labour market inspections and fair hearing
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BDO
VARIABLE

The authorities have intensified accompanying measures. As a result, local authorities have increased the labour market inspections in all industries. Non-compliance with Swiss labour law may lead to severe consequences such as sanctions (fines, blocking of service delivery in Switzerland etc.).

BDO can support individuals, external contractors and companies with following services:

  • Counseling in case of a labour market inspection and the necessary further steps
  • Dealing with the authorities on your behalf
  • Gathering all the requested documents and responding to any correspondence with the authorities
  • Etc.

Labour market support services are based on hourly rates of CHF 280 excluding VAT.

Moving your household
Full-Service Move
Receive a quote for a full-service international household move
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Packimpex
FREE

If you check this box, a Packimpex moving specialist will contact you to gather information.

Do you already have basic information about your move?

Complete this moving quotation form and your moving specialist will be in a position to provide you with a quote instantly.

Return to this page afterwards to complete the rest of your order.

Flat-Rate Package: Full-Service Move and Home-Finding Combined
"Carpe Diem" flat-rate arrival package
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Packimpex
9900.-
1) Household goods import removal
 
Includes
  • Door to door removal of household goods of up to 33 m3 from
  • most European countries to any destination in Switzerland or
  • bordering France and Germany
  • Insurance coverage of CHF 4,000 per m3
  • Packing material
  • Professional packing of effects into boxes
  • Export customs clearance
  • Import customs clearance
  • Delivery
  • Removal of debris on day of delivery
  • Storage of up to 1 month
  • Pre-move survey (if required)
  • Parking permits (if required)
Excludes
In the unlikely case these services are required they will be quoted before service is delivered.
  • Outside elevators
  • Shuttle service
  • Unpacking service
  • Additional insurance coverage (not required for a standard household)
  • Additional pick-up or delivery address (2 or more loading or delivery addresses)
  • Duties and customs inspection fees (do not normally arise, as long as there is no new furniture in the shipment)
  • Safes and other heavy items
  • For the removal of a piano an extra of CHF 500 and for a grand piano an extra of CHF 1,300 applies
2) Home search support
 
Includes  
  • Relocation Road Map (picture based orientation tour by Skype / Webex technology)
  • Coaching on real estate rental search set-up
  • 3 accompanied apartment visits
  • Write-up and submission of application (up to three)
  • Lease review and basic translation (one)
  • Accompanied apartment hand-over at destination (one)
  • Professional hand-over protocol (one)
  • Explanation of appliances
Excludes
  • Consultant home search on behalf of the customer. (This service can be billed on an hourly basis at CHF 150, capped at CHF 1,500. This is recommended for customers with no local language skills.)
 
Please note: The scope of this service does not guarantee that the customer is successfully housed within a given time frame. In general, the lower a rental budget, the lower our influence on the attribution of an apartment. The scope of this package is to coach and support the customer's own home search efforts in order to significantly increase their chance of a successful apartment application and to save time in this process.
 
3) Settling-in
 
Includes
  • Welcome package filled with useful and carefully selected information
  • Consultation on contract set-up for telecommunications, banking, insurance, Billag (TV / radio license), and other services
  • Consultation on registration with local authorities
Excludes  
  • Accompanying customers to the bank, local authorities, etc. (These services can be provided on request for an hourly fee of CHF 150.)
Schooling
Education consultation
+
Hello Switzerland
FREE

Benefit from a phone consultation to understand the major differences between the International school system and the local Swiss system(s).

Get help in identifying a school system that best suits your family's educational needs.

Temporary furnished accommodation
Booking a temporary apartment
+
Hello Switzerland
299.-

Secure your temporary accommodation to guarantee a smooth arrival process.

This service includes a choice of up to 3 furnished property options (serviced apartments, apart-hotels) as well as the reservation of your preferred choice.

Finding a place to live in Switzerland - unfurnished rental properties
Home-Finding Support
Superhero - you want to do it by yourself - but with super-powers.
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Packimpex
950.-
You want to do it yourself – but with super-powers.
  • You research the market with our advice. Get our expert's feedback on up to 20 property adverts. 
  • We call to arrange up to 8 appointments for you. 
  • You view the properties by yourself. 
  • We complete and file up to 3 rental applications on your behalf and review your lease to check you're not being ripped off.
Super-powers included:
  • Swiss local language skills. 
  • Door-opening thanks to our excellent relationship network. 
  • Experience and knowledge of acceptable and regular rental contract practice.
Motto: All good superheroes need their buddy!
 
Teamplayer - You want a professional relocation consultant at your side.
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Packimpex
1750.-
You want a professional relocation consultant at your side.
  • You research the market with our advice. Get our expert's feedback on up to 20 property adverts. 
  • We call to arrange up to 8 appointments for you. 
  • You view the properties by yourself. We train you on what to pay attention to. 
  • We complete and file up to 3 rental applications on your behalf and we review your lease to check you're not being ripped off. 
  • A relocation consultant accompanies you to the property handover. This ensures all goes smoothly and in particular to ensure you are not inadvertently held responsible for costly repairs or hidden costs.
Super-powers included:
  • Swiss local language skills. 
  • Door-opening thanks to our excellent relationship network. 
  • Experience and knowledge of acceptable and regular rental contract practice. 
  • Experience in preventing suspicious practices at handover. 
Motto: Let's work together to get the home you really want!
 
VIP - You want all-inclusive full service.
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Packimpex
3750.-
You want all-inclusive full service. 
  • We do everything that is required to find and secure you a home. 
  • Your time involvement is reduced to a minimum. 
  • You receive all services in the Teamplayer Package, with unlimited properties and applications within a three month period. 
  • You will be accompanied to all home viewings by a relocation consultant, who will provide valuable local insights about the property and the local area. 
  • Relax and rest assured that you are fully guided and accompanied at all times. 

With this VIP service package, you will not only be able to do other more important things with your time, you will also be certain to avoid all of the many potential pitfalls that can arise.

Super-powers included:
  • Swiss local language skills. 
  • Door-opening thanks to our excellent relationship network. 
  • Experience and knowledge of acceptable and regular rental contract practice. 
  • Experience in preventing suspicious practices at handover.
Motto:  Leave it to us to find you your perfect home!
 
TV, Telecom & Internet
Consultation on getting connected to home telephone, mobile phone, internet, and TV
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Hello Switzerland
FREE

Get connected with TV, telephone and internet providers that meet your needs and expectations.

This consultation assesses your personal situation and helps you to choose solutions that are right for you.

Banking & Insurance
Consultation on opening a Swiss bank account
+
Hello Switzerland
FREE

Get connected with the financial services providers that best meet your needs and expectations.

This consultation assesses your personal situation and helps you to choose solutions that are right for you. We explain the process of opening a bank account in Switzerland, and advise on the limitations that newcomers to Switzerland can face.

Consultation on mandatory and optional insurance coverage
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Hello Switzerland
FREE

Get the insurance coverage that best meets your needs and expectations, and ensures you meet legal requirements.

This consultation assesses your personal situation and helps you to choose solutions that are right for you. We explain which insurance policies are mandatory in Switzerland (and should be taken out immediately) and which policies can wait.

Personal insurance starter kit
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Helvetia
90.-

Covered from Day 1 to meet Swiss legal requirements. Valid for 90 days - gives you time to settle in and review your long-term options. Great coverage for a low cost - from just CHF 1 per day

Home services
Support with finding domestic staff (cleaning services, garden, nanny)
+
Hello Switzerland
VARIABLE

Find domestic help the easy way. In this consultation, we will connect you with a trusted and experienced provider in your region.

Healthcare & medical
Support in finding a doctor or other healthcare specialist
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Hirslanden
FREE

Find a doctor or medical specialist that meets your needs.

In this consultation with an adviser specialised in advising international patients, you will identify suitable doctors or clinics - where possible specifically those who speak your language.

Career services
Career advice for international professionals
Ask the C2You! Career Expert session
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C2You!
55.-

During a 30-minute private online session, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a career expert to discuss any career-related question you might have.

Your questions may be sent prior to the meeting so that our expert can prepare.

C2You! provides the resources for talent to meet opportunity. We are a certified placement agency specialised in career advice, job search, recruitment and executive coaching.

C2You! Second Opinion CV review
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C2You!
55.-

With employers spending an average of just 60 seconds looking at each CV they receive, it's important that your CV is attention-grabbing and informative. That's where Second Opinion CV review service can help.

The Second Opinion CV Review is a new online service led by a panel of career specialists. We will provide you our opinion on your current CV in a 30-minute online Skype conversation.

Tax, Legal & Social Security
Tax and social security advisory services
Tax and social security briefing meeting
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BDO
FREE

Meeting of one hour held by a BDO specialist in order to prepare for relocation to Switzerland. The tax and social security briefing gives you a general overview of the tax and social security system in Switzerland, and outlines the implications of your relocation to Switzerland.

BDO will hand over a brochure explaining the main facts of the Swiss tax and social security system.

This product does not include additional consulting services which might be required in specific circumstances, nor any additional consulting service needs which are determined during the arrival meeting.

Preparation of a Swiss tax return
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BDO
VARIABLE
Preparation of the annual Swiss income tax return. The obligation to file a Swiss income tax return is generally given if an individual is a Swiss tax resident who holds a Swiss passport or a resident permit C.
 
Other individuals living and working in Switzerland without having a Swiss passport or a resident permit C are taxed under the "tax at source" regime. Such individuals have to file a Swiss income tax return only if the annual gross salary exceeds the amount of CHF 120,000. 
 
Additional consulting services may be required in specific circumstances (review of tax assessments and invoices, correspondence with tax authorities, filing of appeals and revision requests, etc.). 
 
This service is based on hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT and will be determined individually.
Preparation of the annual request for withholding tax refund (tax at source)
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BDO
VARIABLE
Individuals with limited tax liability in Switzerland have the possibility to request a deduction of additional costs. Amongst other examples, this is applicable to international weekly commuters, or non-Swiss individuals (no Swiss passport or resident permit C) with an annual gross salary income of less than CHF 120,000.
 
Additional professional costs are: travel expenses, double housing costs, contributions to a pillar 3a insurance contract, and further items.
 
Additional consulting services may be required in specific circumstances (review of tax assessments and invoices, correspondence with tax authorities, filing of appeals and revision requests, etc.).  
 
This service is based on hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT and will be determined individually.
Tax advice
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BDO
VARIABLE
BDO offers tax advice to individuals, covering any further clarifications regarding the tax situation in Switzerland.
 
Additional services could include:
  • Pre-assignment planning
  • Detailed review of employee stock options and employee share plans
  • Estimated annual income tax calculation
  • Departure consultancy
  • Advice regarding inheritance tax
  • Tax advice for self-employed individuals or freelancers
  • Review of tax assessments
  • Assistance with tax appeals
  • Etc.

Tax advice services are based on hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT.

Social security advice
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BDO
VARIABLE
BDO offers social security advice to individuals, covering any further clarifications regarding the social security situation in Switzerland.
 
Additional services could include:
  • Advice on the social security legislation, and whether the correct social security system is being applied
  • Handling of administrative work with the social security authority
  • Departure consultancy
  • Etc.
Social security advice services are based on hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT.
Legal advice & employment contracts
Examination of a Swiss standard employment contract
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BDO
280.-
BDO verifies your standard employment contract of your Swiss employer with Swiss legislation (maximum of 5 pages without terms & conditions agreements). 
 
This product does not include the review of longer or more complex employment contracts or employment conditions. 
 

Fixed fee of CHF 280 excluding VAT for the verification of a standard contract.

Complex employment contracts/employment conditions: hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT.

General employment counselling
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BDO
VARIABLE
BDO offers advice to allow individuals to get an overview of Swiss labour law.
 
Additional services could include advice in general employment counselling, such as the rights and obligations of the employer and the employee, advice on dismissals, advice on long-term illness or maternity, etc.
 

Employment counselling services are based on hourly rates of between CHF 200 and CHF 400 excluding VAT.

Renting furniture
Receive a quote for rental furniture
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Packimpex
FREE

Rental furniture packages start at CHF 99 per month. The longer you rent, the less you pay.

  • Our degressive pricing policy ensures you have paid the right price at the end of your stay
  • You enjoy high flexibility thanks to the option of cancelling your rental furniture contract with a notice period of just 5 days

Find out more about our wide range of rental furniture, home equipment and utensils to suit all your needs by visiting our Rental Furniture page

Furnishing your home
Complimentary furnishings and interior décor consultation in your new home
Pfister
FREE
Car solutions
Importing a vehicle
Consultation on if and how to import your vehicle
Autociel
FREE
Buying a vehicle
Consultation on buying a new car (either before relocation or on arrival)
Autociel & Volvo Expat
FREE
Driving in Switzerland
Consultation on vehicle insurance
Helvetia
FREE
Guidance on exchanging your driving licence
Hello Switzerland
FREE
Membership of TCS, Switzerland's leading breakdown recovery service
TCS
FREE

Total: CHF 0.-

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