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Jose Carreira

"Living in Bern, the tiny capital city of Switzerland, felt very hemmed in at first. But through InterNations I met the expat community and many nice locals."

Marina Salgado

"I was amazed by the variety of people that I got to meet through InterNations Bern: diplomats, CEOs, artists and expats from all nations."

Make the most of living and working in Bern

Expat living in Bern raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Swiss authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺHow does the Swiss health-care system work?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend nannies and baby-sitters in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Bern takes a lot of time. Our Bern expat guide is there to make your relocation to Bern as easy as possible. Starting with embassies and consulates to information about food & shopping, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Bern.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Bern. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Shanghai to living in Tokyo.

Top Articles in the Bern Expat Guide

  • Moving to Bern

    Bern is a popular choice for expats: 34% of the population is resident foreign nationals. Switzerland was ranked number one in the World Happiness Report 2015 and those who make their home in Bern enjoy a good quality of life. Read more about the city, the climate and the visas in our Expat Guide.
  • Living in Bern

    Situated on the river Aare, the capital of Switzerland is a popular destination for tourists and as the location of the three levels of government (city, cantonal and federal parliaments). Bern is known for its high quality of living, excellent educational institutions and healthcare facilities, making Bern a great choice for expats. Read more in our guide!
  • Working in Bern

    Plenty of international companies, Bern offers a good environment for expats who think about to work there. The most successful way to get a job is online due to the big number of jobs for expats. Read all about the local economy, job hunting and work permits in our guide!

Information on the Expat Life in Bern

Are you looking specifically for special food stores in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Switzerland? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Bern provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Bern. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Bern expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Bern and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Grüezi, salut, buongiorno, bainvegni among our expats living and working in Bern.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Bern? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Rome or living in Jersey City!

Jose Carreira

"Living in Bern, the tiny capital city of Switzerland, felt very hemmed in at first. But through InterNations I met the expat community and many nice locals."

Marina Salgado

"I was amazed by the variety of people that I got to meet through InterNations Bern: diplomats, CEOs, artists and expats from all nations."

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