Resources

As an Expat myself I know how hard it can be at times wanting to find out things and not knowing where to turn either for advice or where to get the item you are looking for.

Firstly before I continue please do take a look at my Blog on here which I will be adding to regularly and the self help page . Also my Facebook which has regular articles for you to have  a look at too  (it would be great if you could like my FB page ).

With the Advent of social media especially Facebook groups there is now a wealth of support out there.

Also through my Client connections all over Switzerland I also know of many places, groups to help you. I decided to start by compiling a list that may help you.

If you cant find what you are looking for, please do message me, I may be able to put you in touch with someone who can provide the service you are looking for.

Anyway here are some groups and organisations that may help you.

Importing Items into Switzerland
www.ch.ch/en/swiss-customs

This site will give you all the school holidays for your local area
www.feiertagskalender.ch/ferien.php?geo=3056&hl=en

English speaking Alcoholics Anonymous by location in Switzerland
www.alcoholics-anonymous.eu/country_map.php?Where=Switzerland

Foreign Embassy’s In Switzerland
www.about.ch/various/embassies/index.html

Internations
Connect with other expats in your city and join local events and groups of interest.
www.internations.org

Hello Switzerland A great useful directory online and can be posted to your door
www.helloswitzerland.ch

FACEBOOK GROUPS (Just a few)

Lugano For English speaking Expats
facebook.com/groups/expatlugano

For Mums and Tots Lugano
facebook.com/groups/338559852868774

Mumpreneurs Bern, Basel, Fribourg, Zurich or the rest of German Speaking Switzerland
facebook.com/groups/283000505181699

English Speaking Mums in Switzerland
facebook.com/groups/englishspeakingmums

Living in Luzern
facebook.com/groups/livinginluzern

Zug Lucerne Living and Working
facebook.com/groups/137983176377760

Yahoo Expats-in-Switzerland
facebook.com/groups/55702613101

English Counselling Switzerland
facebook.com/EnglishCounsellingServiceAdultsCouplesKids

Geneva Expats
facebook.com/groups/327007357342406

English Speaking Mummies Switzerland
facebook.com/groups/englishspeakingmums/10152872087106536

If you are a new business or Sole Trader then take a look at a page I set up to help people , often living here it is hard to get a job as a Trailing partner and you have to reinvent yourself.
facebook.com/groups/soletraderswitzerland

Buy Swop Sell Switzerland
facebook.com/groups/211295748935647/865141163551099

Zurich Expats
facebook.com/groups/Zurich.eXpats.Zunft

International School Parent Magazine
facebook.com/internationalschoolparent

Basel Expats
facebook.com/groups/652189114808381

ITALY

Varese at Home
facebook.com/groups/VareseAtHome

Expats Living in Rome
facebook.com/groups/expatslivinginrome

Milan International Group
facebook.com/groups/225786517611364

You can dial the following emergency numbers toll-free from any payphone:

What Telephone number
General emergency calls 112 Fire service 118
Police 117 Ambulance 144
REGA (helicopter rescue service) 1414 Vehicle breakdown service 140
Toxicological Institute (in case of poisoning) 145 Toxicological information centre 044 251 51 51
Radio (in case of avalanche) 161.300 MHz (emergency channel) Helpline FDFA from Switzerland: 0800 247365
from abroad: +41 800 247365

A few regulations in Switzerland
www.ch.ch/en/holidays-travel-in-switzerland