3rd day

3rd day in switzerland, and i survived…

despite the fact that i am almost bored to death… and i do not know what should i take for lunch, dinner…
i had breads and breads and bananas and apples for the 1st day.

2nd day was better…. i had a starbucks caramel macchiato and a blueberry muffin for lunch and a bowl of salad and sandwiches for dinner…
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i started my day today with a hearty breakfast from the hotel…. then i waited for my agent to pick me up for my appointment with UBS in Zug, to open a personal account with them. It took about 30-45mins for that to be completed. It was simple… and straight forward…. because of a special arrangement that my company have with them. From internet forums, i read about the horror one has to get through for the opening of banking account… thank god for his mercy on me.
To open an account with the UBS, you just need
1) Passport
2) Work Contract
3) Fill up some forms

and then you will be given
1) UBS Personal Account
2) UBS Savings Account (apparently there are differences between (1) and (2))
3) UBS Maestro Card (ATM Card)
4) UBS Credit Card
5) UBS e-Banking
6) Membership of UBS KeyClub

All of the above come FOC for the first year, second year onwards, you pay a 20chf per month for accounts maintenance with deposit lesser than 10,000chf.

Right after that, we went to the Immigration Dept of Zug to register myself officially as an Alien or Auslander.

Immigration officer everywhere are very particular about documentations and so is the one here. I was told that the picture i took back in Malaysia wasnt fit and useable, so i needed to take another one.. which cost me 8chf.. but i must say that the quality aren’t too bad.

Documents Required :
1) A copy of the Authorization of Residence
2) 2 photographs, passport sized, with grey background!
3) some govt forms
4) A photocopy of the passport
and everything will be magically done and completed… and within a month, i should be getting my permit.
Again, all this are made simple by my agent… she is an expert in this and i really appreciate all the efforts she put in to ensure that everything went on smoothly.

2 things down, 38 more to go… just kidding…
next in line…
1) handover of temp apartment to me
2) start to find a permanent place
3) get myself a compulsory health insurance
4) get myself a personal liability insurance
5) get myself a household insurance
6) get myself a personal liability insurance
7) secured my desired apartment
8) get mover to move in all my furniture
9) then finally i can be considered settled down.

oh… in between, not forgetting about acclimatizing myself with the environment, weather, work, and etc.

i had this for lunch today… yum yum

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4 Responses to “3rd day”

  1. Lawsh says:

    not bad wor, got alot done today

    never took pic of the agent meh? surely not pretty lor right? :p

    woah 20chf per month will be a killer! so that means you MUST have 10k savings within year 1 there. gambateh kudasai neh!

  2. zbjernak says:

    is ah-soh with 2 daughters liao

    10k a month, i sell myself off at the saturday morning markets can la.

  3. jkirlin says:

    4 and 6? Will you be rioting or something?

  4. admin says:

    i forgot that i listed it..
    nooooo… not riots!

    here ppl dont riot, ppl go referendrum…. riot is not swiss way of life!

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