Information for newly arrived foreign nationals

Welcome!

Information about Switzerland and the Canton of Zurich

This page contains a collection of the most important information about living and working in Switzerland and especially in the Canton of Zurich. This information is addressed to persons moving from abroad to the Canton of Zurich and to migrants living already here.

You can order or download a booklet with a selection of this information.

 

 

Immigration & laws on foreign nationals

Information about immigration law.

→ migraweb

 

 

 

Education & training

Information about the educational system in the canton of Zurich.

→ Educational system

 

 

Family

Child care in the municipalities of the canton of Zurich.

→ Child care

 

 

Home life

Information brochure on renting, buying and living in appartments and houses.

→ Download

 

 

German lessons & integration schemes

Here you will find a collection of German lessons and integration schemes offered in the Canton of Zurich.

→ Database of the Canton of Zurich ("Angebotsdatenbank")

 

 

Working life

Information on the subject of work.

→ migraweb

 

 

Health

Health Guide to Switzerland.

→ Download

 

 

Leisure activities

Information about Things to Do in the region of Zurich.

→ Zürich. Word Class. Swiss Made

 

 

Getting around

Information about cars and other vehicles.

→ ch.ch

 

 

Social insurance

Brochure on social security in Switzerland.

→ Download

 

 

Taxes

Information sheet for persons liable to withholding tax.

→ Download

 

 

History, culture & politics

Discover Switzerland

→ Go

Emergency

Emergency numbers in Switzerland and first aid.

→ Emergency numbers

 

 

Personal consultation

Would you like a personal consultation? We suggest to contact your municipality of residence and your employer.

→ Office of Integration in Zurich und Winterthur

→ Contact persons in the other municipalities in the Canton of Zurich

 

 

Legal advice

MIRSAH offers legal advice on issues relating to the aliens law.

→ MIRSAH