Posts Tagged ‘relocation’

3rd day

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

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.
UBS
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

First step

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Before taking the giant step…
there are thousands of little, tiny, dwarf steps that i need to make…..

1) Make appointment with logistics company
2) Prepare and group items intended to ship over
3)Buy new clothes
4) Exchange travelers cheque
5) Exchange Swiss Franc
6) Purchase flight ticket
7) Make arrangement for temporary housing in Switzerland and also send in requirements to agent for permanent housing
8 ) Clear LHDN malaysia tax for year 2008
9) Pay Credit Card due
10) Buy New Laptop
11) Take passport picture
12) Top up medicine and supplements
13) Top up toiletries and instant food for hand luggage
14) Pack my bags

p/s: and i now owned a citibank savings account…just hope that citibank doesnt close down… hehe