Moving to & Living in Switzerland
Moving to and Living in Switzerland
Welcome to Zurich and welcome to the Inter-Community School Zurich located in the picturesque village of Zumikon.
ICS is delighted to have developed excellent partnerships with several local relocation agencies. Please see here for the list of agencies who can assist you with your move to Switzerland.
Homegate.ch & www.comparis.ch are real estate portals that provide listings of flats for rent. Please be aware that most apartments in Switzerland are unfurnished. In Zurich, neighborhood popular with ICS families include Seefeld, Hottingen, and Fluntern. If you wish to live outside the city of Zurich but close to the school, areas which are popular include Zumikon, Küsnacht, Zollikerberg, Meilen, and Egg.
Anyone living in Switzerland is legally obliged to take out compulsory basic insurance with a Swiss health insurance plan. You must, therefore, take out compulsory basic insurance with a Swiss health insurance plan within three months of your arrival. Members of your family must also be insured. You can choose any health insurance plan anywhere in Switzerland. You will find an independent overview of Swiss health insurance plans with a comparison of costs and services at www.comparis.ch or at www.priminfo.ch (Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, only in German, French and Italian).
The basic insurance coverage is the same across all providers. Supplemental options at additional cost are available but not compulsory. Supplemental coverage can include services such as optical, orthodontics, choice of physician, or stays in a semi-private or private hospital room.
Children born in Switzerland must have a policy before they reach three months of age.