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First Steps

First Steps

Registration required, Work permits, Looking for a flat, Moving, Opening an account, Driving licence, Social benefits, Taxes, Health insurance, Accident insurance, Personal liability insurance, Opening hours

 

 

Valais in a nutshell

Geography

Quality of life, Facts and figures, History

Cost of living 

Comparison between cantons Kantonaler Vergleich

Climate & weather 

 

Nature & landscapes 

 

Glaciers, Mountain lakes, Nature parks, Geological sites, Alpine gardens

Mountains & valleys 

Mountain region, Agglomeration

Map Valais 

Location

Bezirk Goms  

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Bezirk Östlich Raron 

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Bezirk Brig 

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Bezirk Visp 

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Bezirk Westlich Raron 

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Bezirk Leuk 

Facts and figures about Mobility, Care, Family

Way of life 

Mentality

Language 

Dialect, «Wallisertitschi Weerter»

Holidays 

 

Religion 

Denomination, Church tax

Customs 

Traditions

Culinary art 

Local products

Economy 

Innovation, Progress, economic structure

Tourism 

Facts and figures

Industry 

Facts and figures, Innovation

Health 

Facts and figures, Research

 

 

Living

Leisure time & culture

 

Top outdoor experiences 

 

Top family experiences 

 

Top places Valais  

 

Top places Switzerland 

 

Top places international   

 

Culture 

Art and Culture, Museums, Events

Customs  

Traditions

Club life 

Directory

Mobility 

Location, Travel times to European cities / airports 

By bus & train 

Public transport, Tickets, Travel cards, Night bus

By car & motorcycle 

Traffic rules, Driving licence, Motorway tolly, Compulsory insurance, Importing a motor vehicle, Car sharing, E-mobility, by car transporter

Cycling 

Traffic rules, Bycycle transport

Health 

Care, Family doctors, Paediatricians, Dentistry, Hospitals, Emercency wards, Complementary medicine, Pharmacies, Home care

Doctors 

Directory 

Dentists 

Directory 

Complementary medicine 

Directory 

Emercency services 

Directory , Emergency Medical Centre, Emergency contact numbers, Rescue Card 

Health insurance 

Health insurance, Basic health insurance, Supplementary insurance, Excess modell, Premium reductions

Personal accident insurance   

 

Inoculation 

Vaccination schedule

Money & taxes 

Taxes, Taxes at source, Ordinary taxation 

Payment transactions 

Opening an account, Paying the bills, Reminders, Debt collection

Personal liability insurance 

 

Shopping 

Opening hours

In the region 

Weekly markets, Special markets

Online 

Online shopping

From abroad 

Import restrictions, Refund of foreign VAT

Families 

Work and family life

Family reunification 

 

Support for parents 

 

Childcare 

Day care centres, Extracurricular childcare facilities, Day care families, Playgroups, Children’s centres, further facilities

School & education 

education system, Compulsory education, After compulsory education

Vocational training & secondary schools 

Vocational education, Baccalaureate schools, Upper secondary specialised schools

Universities 

Universities in Valais, Distance learning, Study programmes

Activities 

Hobbies, Clubs for sports ans more, Music lessons Summer holiday activities 

Excursions 

Children, Leisure time

Pets 

Keeping pets, Keeping a dog

 

 

Housing

Looking for a flat 

Housing market

Rent a flat 

Contract, Rent, Rental deposit, Handover record, Termination 

Moving 

Checklist

Pets 

Keeping pets, Keeping a dog

Energy & communication 

Electricity supply, Radio and television fees, TV, Internet, Telephony

Waste disposal 

"Öko-Hof", Hazardous waste, Recycling

Residence permit 

 

   

Working

Find a job 

Regional Job Centres (RAV), Labour market

Acces to labour market 

Free Movement of Persons (EU/EFTA states) 

Qualifications 

Language skills, Diploma recognition, Professional licence

Job applications 

CV, Letter of motivation, Job interviews

Work permits 

Free Movement of Persons (EU/EFTA states) 

Salary & social benefits  

 

Salary 

Collective employment agreement (GAV), Minimum wage

Social benefits 

Retirement provision, Old Age and Survivors’ Insurance AHV (1st pillar), Occupational benefit plan (2nd pillar), Private pension plan (3rd pillar), Unemployment, Disability, Disability insurance (IV)

Maternity & family 

Family allowances, Maternity compensation

Labour law 

Contract, Rights and Duties

Salary 

Collective employment agreement (GAV), Minimum wage

Termination of employment 

 

Further education