St. Gallen

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Andrey Vasilyev

"I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides."

Elin Gustavson

"At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat."

Make the most of living and working in St. Gallen

Expat living in St. Gallen 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 St. Gallen takes a lot of time. Our St. Gallen expat guide is there to make your relocation to St. Gallen 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 St. Gallen.

Top Articles in the St. Gallen Expat Guide

  • Moving to St. Gallen

    With expats making up close to a third of the local population, so expats moving to St. Gallen can look forward to relocating to a very multicultural city with a long and impressive history. So get prepared and read up on Swiss visa regulations, the city itself, as well as tips for your housing hunt.
  • Living in St. Gallen

    St. Gallen, Switzerland is a city filled with plenty to do and see. Tourists flock here, especially during the summer, but most people would agree the city is a great place to live in regardless of the season. Expats living in St. Gallen can look forward to good education and transport systems, too.
  • Working in St. Gallen

    Find a job in St. Gallen isn’t always easy due to limited work opportunities in the city, with commuting to nearby Zurich one possible alternative. Still, there is some work to be had in St. Gallen, so read on for expat advice on the job hunt as well as info on the local economy and income taxation.

Information on the Expat Life in St. Gallen

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 St. Gallen provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in St. Gallen. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our St. Gallen expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

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

Andrey Vasilyev

"I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides."

Elin Gustavson

"At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat."

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