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Welcome Desk

The Welcome Desk of the Integration Office provides information and advice for new residents. The staff is specialized in questions which arise when arriving from abroad. It offers information on residence permits, work, leisure time activities, education, public daycare centres for children, health care and insurances, German courses etc. The service is free of charge, and no reservation is necessary.

The Welcome Desk is located on the fourth floor of the city hall (Stadthaus) in room 401a and is open from Monday to Thursday, 14:00 - 18:00. (See address and map in the flyer below.)

Welcome to Zurich!

We are delighted that you have decided to move to our city. For your convenience and to familiarize yourself with your new place of residence, we have compiled a special brochure. «Zürich für Sie» («Zurich for you») gives an overview of the range of information and services the city has to offer. As the brochure is published in German only, we have summarized the most important topics and translated them into other languages.

  • Summary 1 presents a short introduction to Zurich. Besides information about the city you are also offered a glimpse into its history and politics.
  • Summary 2 lists useful information and addresses you need to know when living in Zurich. This abbreviated version also includes links to (mostly German) websites with additional information.
  • Links to services in English can be found in our brochure «Useful addresses for English speaking residents»

Zurich offers an ideal environment for a high quality of life. Situated on the shores of the Lake of Zurich, inhabited by cosmopolitan people and featuring a dynamic economic life, Zurich will hopefully become a city for you to feel at home in and enjoy.

Is there anything this brochure does not address? Do you prefer to be given information in person? If so, please visit our Welcome Desk (see below).

New in Zurich? Invitation for a Welcome Event

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new residents of the City of Zurich and invite you to one of our Welcome Events.

Dates 2018 
30.01. / 21.03. / 15.05. / 04.07. / 28.08. / 03.10. / 27.11.

19:00 Word of welcome by the Integration Office and general information
19:20 City walking tour, split up into different language groups
20:30 Drinks and get together in the city hall.

City hall (Stadthaus)
Stadthausquai 17
8001 Zurich

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