Welcome to Switzerland

We’re sure you want to hit the ground running, but looking for a new home in a city or country where you don’t speak the language (after all, there are four!) requires a lot of energy.

That’s where we come in. When you choose Matterhorn Relocation, you can count on the support of an efficient team of home-grown experts who speak your language and know the ins and outs of the region. By the time you’re ready to move, we will have the perfect address waiting for you, so you can start your new life in exactly the way you want.

We identify a selection of residential addresses and visit them with you, along with a check of the surrounding neighbourhood. Once you have made your choice, we guide you through the purchase/rental contract negotiations. Here’s what you can expect:

Moving somewhere new comes with a lot of paperwork. Thankfully, we’re on hand to help you register with the essential services and identify exactly what you need after you arrive. You can count on us to help you with:

It’s important that your children get off to a good start, too. We advise you on the schools in your area and help you to choose the right one for your situation. You can count on:

  • House/apartment search
  • Booking of temporary accommodation/hotel
  • Submission of essential documents
  • Support during apartment handover
  • Explanation of terms/handover protocol
  • Coordination of corrective actions
  • Arrangement of services; e.g. TV, phone, internet
  • Information about community/infrastructure
  • Additional services based on your requirements
  • Registering with the authorities
  • Opening a bank account
  • Receiving & explaining insurance options
  • Car registration
  • Transferring your driver’s license
  • Registering for internet, phone and TV
  • Orientation tour (doctor, shopping, fitness options)
  • Translating/interpreting as required
  • Arranging a moving company and organising tradespeople (as required)
  • Assessment of schools and services
  • Coordination of school appointments
  • Visits to international and public schools
  • Assistance with registration
  • Explanation of the Swiss school system
  • Support with finding a nanny/nursery
  • Explanation of the school bus system

You want your new home to look perfect, which is why we provide you with the lowdown on the best places to shop and help with negotiations and delivery arrangements. We help you with:

Time to go? We guide you through the processes to be completed before you leave, including:

The first step when settling into your new home is to explore the local surroundings. We accompany you on a tour of the area, so you get your bearings as quickly as possible.Here’s what we provide:

  • Furnishing and interior design services
  • Shopping for furniture and household appliances
  • Shopping for electrical devices
  • Grocery shopping before your arrival in Switzerland
  • New mobile phone and internet plans
  • Buying a new car
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Special requirements
  • Personal guide when buying food/furniture for the first time
  • Cancelling the lease contract
  • Advertising/searching for a new tenant
  • Scheduling viewings
  • Negotiating with cleaning and moving companies
  • Coordinating all paperwork
  • De-registering with the authorities
  • Arranging post to be forwarded
  • Meeting all predefined agreements
  • Returning/handing over the residence
  • Sightseeing tour of your locality
  • Overview of the neighbourhood, shopping districts and infrastructure
  • Explanation of the public transport system
  • Description of the city highlights
  • Everyday living advice