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Living and Working in Switzerland

Living and Working in Switzerland, first published in 1988 and now in its 15th edition, is the best-selling and most comprehensive book available about daily life in Switzerland, and essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in Switzerland? Not surprisingly, there's a lot more to it...


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Yorkshire Sketchbook

Yorkshire Sketchbook is a unique guide to some of the most popular places in the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the City of York – three of the UK’s best-loved tourist destinations. There’s suggested road trips taking in all the featured places and quirky facts about flat caps,...


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  • Living Abroad
    Posted on: 16th Jan 2015

    If you’re planning to live abroad, whether permanently or for part of the year only, you must ensure that it will be possible (legally) and that you will be able to afford it before making any plans. Note that if you don't qualify to live in a country by birthright or as a national of a country that's a member of a treaty such as the European Union (EU), it may be impossible to obtain a residence...

  • Do You Need a Permit or Visa?
    Posted on: 16th Jan 2015

    Before making any plans to live abroad, you must ensure that you will be permitted to freely enter and leave a country, live there as long as you wish and become a resident, and do anything else you have in mind, such as work as self-employed, start a business or buy a home. For example, a national of a European Union (EU) country can live and work in any other EU country, although there's no automatic...