Depending on your country of origin, you will also require a visa (EU/EFTA citizens do not need a visa).
There are no special restrictions on the importation into Switzerland of currency that is admitted as legal tender. Cash amounts in excess of EUR 10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities on both entering and leaving the country.
You can stay up to three month in Switzerland without a residence permit. This gives you time to find a place to stay, getting your paperworks done and prepare your move. See our hotel list Pfäffikon if you need a hotel.
If you are staying for more than 3 months, you need a valid work and/or residence permit. For citizens of EU-17/EFTA states, a simplified permission procedure applies. You can apply for your work and residence permit directly within 14 days after arrival at "Gemeindehaus Dorf", Etzelstrasse 13, 8808 Pfaeffikon:
Please bring the following documents:
Apply for a "Ausländerausweis B". They all speak English and will be happy to assist you filling in the forms.
It will takes 10-12 days.
Since 1 June 2007 citizens from the first 15 EU states (+Cyprus and Malta) as well as from the EFTA states are no longer required to provide an assurance of a residence authorisation. Change of domicile has to be proven by other means (work contract, tenancy agreement, deregistration from the country of origin).Completed application form 18.44 must be submitted to the entry-point customs office upon importation.
Clearing of removal goods must take place during customs office opening hours.
You have to transfer your driving licence at the latest 12 months after your entry date and register your car. Time limits for registration are: