Relocation Phases explained The five phases of relocation

Moving to Switzerland is more than just packing your bags and traveling to your chosen destination. It's a huge process. Hello Switzerland breaks it down for you and provides you support every step of the way.

Making the decision to relocate to Switzerland is no small task. You may be planning to relocate for a short term assignment before returning home, or it could be for a longer period of time. 


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Hello Switzerland and Packimpex aspire to make relocation to Switzerland a positive and unique experience for you and your family. When using the Hello Switzerland website, optimise your search for information and inspiration by utilising the Relocation Phase filter. This leads you into a catalogue of articles for each of the five Relocation Phases. If you sign in to Hello Switzerland, you can customise your Relocation Phase and Region in your profile to make sure you're always shown the information that is most relevant to you.


Let's take a look at the phases.... 


Relocation phase: Deciding

Are you thinking of moving to Switzerland? The articles in the Deciding phase of Hello Switzerland will provide you with all the information you need to make sure relocating to Switzerland is right for you and your family. 

From articles on which documents and papers you'll need (such as Swiss residency and work permits), to information on the school system, the tax system, networks of sports clubs, or how the Swiss healthcare system works, you'll find everything you need to back up your decision-making process with up-to-date and accurate facts.


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Relocation phase: Planning

If you've decided to move to Switzerland, then you don't need us to tell you there's lots to do! Get started with the Planning section, where you'll find tips and info for every step of the way. Let us help you with working out what region you will move to and and where you're going to live. We offer expert advice on planning your move, insuring your belongings, dealing with customs and immigration (including your pets!), and how to get around in Switzerland once you're here.


Relocation phase: Arriving

A warm welcome to Switzerland! It's time to start your new life in a new country. In the Arriving section we help you get going quickly and easily with a Hello Switzerland jump-start. Read articles about coming to grips with the local language(s!), opening a bank account, choosing health and home insurance, and getting a car. How about getting connected with your telephone, TV, and internet to stay in touch with loved ones at home? Check. Hello Switzerland has you covered. 

Hello Switzerland experts explain all kinds of Swiss systems, from the social security system to the political system to the public transport system. They also help you hit the ground running with plenty of tips for having fun, going out, and seeing the sights. Whether it's doing the daily groceries or shopping for fun, Hello Switzerland and partners share inside knowledge about serious shopping in every Swiss region.


Relocation phase: Living

After settling in and taking care of all formalities, it's time to enjoy all that Switzerland has to offer. The Hello Switzerland Living section is here to help you find your feet and make the best of this exciting experience. Content in this phase includes the fun stuff and also the necessary details of day-to-day life. Check out the articles on family activities in Switzerland, suggestions for things to see and do, and articles about sports and entertainment. We mix it up with tips like how to make the best of your budget and how to handle difficult situations and emergencies. 


Relocation phase: Departing

When it's time to move on, it's similar to starting the whole process over again. Deciding, planning... you've heard this somewhere before. Don't underestimate the time needed and the complexity of the Departing phase. Hello Switzerland helps you navigate the process and ensure you tick all the boxes before saying goodbye. From planning your move in detail to handing back your accommodation in accordance with legal requirements, it's on Hello Switzerland.


Create a user account on Hello Switzerland!

Now that you know exactly what each Relocation Phase means, you can use the Relocation Phase filter to tailor Hello Switzerland to you and your family's needs. This is your tool to manage your relocation in the best way for you. Register for free and save your current Phase and Swiss Region of interest in your profile to customise Hello Switzerland to your needs. You can change these settings at any time.

Besides the advantages of customisation, registered users can share feedback on our articles and engage in dialogue with the authors and other registered users. They can suggest new articles and other kinds of content, rate our Directory listings, add their own photos to Directory entries, and benefit from a range of other smart features.


Download the free Hello Switzerland mobile app! 

The new Hello Switzerland app, with its unique and powerful Step by Step relocation checklist tool, and Around Me feature, is the ideal companion for relocation to and living in Switzerland. Find the right information and keep track of your relocation, wherever you are. Download it for free from iTunes and Google Play.  


Hello Switzerland is with you on your Swiss adventure. We cover all you need to make your relocation an unforgettable, unique, extraordinary and successful experience. Good luck!


Author: packimpex

Founded in 1977, Packimpex is the Swiss market leader for tailored relocation solutions. Packimpex provides tailored, innovative and sustainable relocation solutions to international companies and their employees.

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