Information in English
Are you new in Zurich? Welcome video
00:19 Dear Sir or Madam
00:22 I am very pleased to welcome you
00:28 on behalf of the City of Zurich
00:31 Perhaps you have a new job in Zurich
00:35 perhaps you have started studying
00:38 or you have come to Zurich
00:40 because of your partner.
00:42 Whatever reasons have led you to Zurich:
00:46 you are now a "Zürcherin" or a "Zürcher".
00:50 We would have liked to welcome you personally
00:53 here in the City Hall.
00:55 Unfortunately, we are currently unable
00:59 to hold the welcome events due to the measures taken
01:02 to contain the corona virus.
01:04 To make your start and settling in
01:07 in your new environment easier,
01:09 our office of integration
01:12 offers a wide range of information events,
01:16 courses and personal advice.
01:20 I wish you a good start in our city
01:24 and hope that you will feel at home here as soon as possible.
01:30 You are new in Zurich
01:32 and probably have lots of questions.
01:35 Anyone who moves to a foreign city
01:37 must first get oriented and find their way around.
01:41 What is the best way to learn German quickly?
01:44 How does the school system work?
01:46 Which health insurance do I need?
01:49 Where can I get a parking permit for my car?
01:53 How do I dispose of rubbish?
01:56 How can I have an active social life?
02:00 The Zurich Integration Office is delighted to support you
02:07 in your search for answers to these numerous questions.
02:14 It is important to us that all city residents
02:20 can benefit equally from the services and offerings
02:24 of the city of Zurich.
02:26 Would you like to learn German
02:29 or improve your existing knowledge of it?
02:32 We can support you
02:34 in finding the most suitable course for you.
02:38 At our Welcome Desk in the Stadthaus,
02:42 we are available Monday to Thursday
02:46 from 14:00 to 18:00
02:49 for a brief consultation, free of charge.
02:52 Here we are happy to provide you with information
02:55 on other diverse topics, such as:
02:57 job search, recognition of foreign diplomas,
03:01 and social insurances,
03:03 or on how to make your search for a flat/apartment easier.
03:06 Come visit us!
03:07 We can also direct you to other offices and departments
03:11 that might have the information you need.
03:13 Or attend one of our information events,
03:16 offered in various languages.
03:18 Here you can learn more
03:20 about meaningful topics
03:22 that are important for your everyday life in Zurich.
03:27 Leisure time activities are also covered.
03:31 We would be delighted to recommend ways
03:34 to get to know people more quickly
03:36 or how to become involved as a volunteer.
03:40 In addition to this,
03:42 twice a year we run the course for women:
03:44 Daily Life in Zurich.
03:47 This course is offered in many different languages in parallel
03:51 and has childcare available
03:54 Please visit our Website.
03:57 Here you will find further information
04:02 in various languages on topics and events that are important to you.
On these pages you will find information about the city of Zurich and the Integration Office in English.
On this website you will find a summary of important information, tips and recommendations in English: Corona