Are you looking for a removal service to or from Switzerland? We have multiple vehicles travelling through Switzerland every month.
From Bern to Barcelona, Lyon to Lausanne or Geneva to Glasgow; let Matthew James take the stress out of your move.
We can move a single item whether a Grand-piano, picture or a TV as part of our European transit service, this provides a cost effective solution to transport that extra item you want overseas. We offer this service based on a door to door service with weekly departures throughout Europe. This service can be used in many ways from replacing the bed in your holiday home to delivering the Christmas presents in time for Christmas!
A part load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from Switzerland. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
Let us answer your questions for your Swiss relocation.
Reasons to relocate to Switzerland with Matthew James…
- Range of tailored services
- Storage facilities throughout Western Europe
- Import and Export customs clearance services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Years of local knowledge
- Bilingual staff
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Switzerland is often listed as one of the most developed and wealthy countries in the world. The IMF lists Switzerland as having the highest nominal wealth per adult as well as having the eighth-highest GDP per capita. For a nation of only 8.3 million, Switzerland punches well above its weight when it comes to national output and economic performance. Switzerland matches this economic prowess by ranking amongst the top countries in the world for government transparency, civil liberties and quality of life.
Fortnightly services to Switzerland
At Matthew James Removals we offer fortnightly services to and from Switzerland, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Switzerland and throughout Europe.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Customs clearance assistance
We have decades of experience clearing customs both into and out of Switzerland and our dedicated team of move coordinators will guide you through the completion of Swiss customs documents. We are also able to offer transport under T1 documents for removals that need to transit through EU countries from or to Switzerland.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
Switzerland is situated in Western-Central Europe and is bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has an old and intricate history with its neighbouring countries, which is most evident in its four official languages: German, Italian, French and Romansh. Switzerland is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscapes, which dominate the southern half of the country and 60% of the nation’s total area. However, the majority of the Swiss population is concentrated in the northern Swiss Plateau region of the country where the two largest cities – Zurich and Geneva – are located.
British citizens do not require a visa to enter Switzerland but you will need to provide proof of identity and a work permit or employment contract if you intend to relocate to Switzerland. As Switzerland is not a member of the EU or European Economic Area, relocating to Switzerland is not as simple as moving to other European EU-member locations such as France or Germany. If you do not plan to work once your relocate, you will have to provide evidence of adequate financial resources to support yourself while living in Switzerland. The UK basic state pension is still payable in Switzerland though you will not get UK pension credit. More information can be found on the Swiss Federal Office Migration website.
Anyone living or working in Switzerland is obliged to take out health insurance. This is compulsory and will need to be arranged within your first three months of arriving in Switzerland. You will also need to register your residence at your local town hall within 8 days of arriving in Switzerland. If you intend to spend more than 6 months of the year in Switzerland with your UK-registered car you will also need to register it with Swiss authorities. Further motor vehicle information can found on the Swiss Authorities website.
As most people in Switzerland rent property – especially in the major cities of Geneva, Bern and Zurich – a shortage of apartments has increased competition and resulted in considerably high rental prices. Expats moving to Switzerland should expect at least a quarter of their income to be spent on accommodation. However, Switzerland’s high average salaries and excellent living standards often offset its expensive cost of living. Whether you seek the outdoor lifestyle of skiing in snowcapped mountains or a prosperous career in a modern and diverse city, Switzerland can be an ideal relocation for you.