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(Declaration/Application for clearance of relocation goods) and have it with you to present at the customs office. Those planning on staying longer than three months need to obtain a residence permit
 or "Ausländerausweis" as it's called in German.

This will not only help to make you feel more at home, but will also help you to take full advantage of living in Switzerland.  This is a sticker that goes on your windshield that allows you to drive on all of the country's highways. Your pet must have been vaccinated at least 30 days before entering the country, but the vaccination can't be more than a year old.

International schools fill up quickly though, so it's a good idea to look into enrolling your children as soon as you find out about your move. You can then have your items delivered right when you arrive in Switzerland. However, that's only if you fill out form 18.
Although you won't need to apply for a Swiss driver license until a year after moving - you're allowed to drive in Switzerland for up to a year with your American driver license as long as it's valid — you will need to obtain a motorway vignette
 or "Autobahnvignette" in German.

It costs 40 Swiss Francs per year (around $42) and can be purchased either at the Swiss customs office or at gas stations and post offices around the country. Make the effort to celebrate holidays in Switzerland, have friends from home come visit you, get to know the new area you live in, and make friends with locals. Fill out an application for the items you plan on bringing with you into the country.


Switzerland's cost of living is one of the highest in the world
. Switzerland is split up into three regions
: German, French, and Italian. For this reason, it's a good idea to ask your employer about adjusting your salary so that you're able to deal with the higher cost of living in the country.

Obtain a residence permit and submit your documents to your embassy. This could be an issue if your salary stays the same. Also talk with them about handling of fragile items and the compensation they are giving if broken. Figure out if your health insurance will still cover you abroad. But that isn't always the case, so make sure to check with your provider.

Ask your company about a salary adjustment. The more you make the effort to establish roots in your new home, the more you'll be able to do these things and really absorb the experience.
The first two things Americans need to enter Switzerland is a valid US green card and passport, which allow for up to a three-month stay in the country.


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