For more than 20 years, Expat Services has been offering high quality services to expatriates coming to Geneva, the Swiss Lake Geneva area or France for large companies, multinationals, banks and international organizations.

Services

Expat Services Relocation

Our services are made up of :

  • Orientation tour (half-day/full day/2 days)
  • Temporary housing search
  • Renting a property
  • Visit and registration for children's schooling
  • Assistance in obtaining a work permit
  • Assistance in the family's cultural integration
  • Assistance in leaving Geneva
  • Assistance in the advance renting of a property


Expat Services offers a range of services to organisations:

Orientation tour (half-day/full day/2 days)

  • Initial contact by e-mail and sending of a "home questionnaire"
  • Welcome at the airport, railway station or hotel
  • General orientation in the city (culture, shopping centres, daily life, sports clubs, etc.)
  • Defining and visiting the residential areas most likely to match your search criteria
  • Introduction to the property market in Geneva and visit to one or two places to live which match your search criteria in order to provide a snapshot of the market

 

Temporary housing search

  • Contact by telephone to define in detail your needs and specific requests in terms of the place to live, budget and length of stay
  • Pick up at your hotel or office to visit preselected places to live
  • Rental contract negotiation with the property agents or owners
  • Management and verification of the lease agreement
  • Assistance in administrative procedures (e.g. bank guarantee)
  • Assistance in opening a bank account and the purchase of public liability insurance
  • Assistance in returning the dwelling to its original state, at the end of your stay and the termination of various contracts


Renting a property

  • Contact by telephone to define in detail your needs and specific requests in terms of the place to live and the rental budget
  • Pick up at your hotel or office to visit preselected places to live
  • Issuing and managing housing applications
  • Negotiation of leases with the property agents/owners
  • Analysis and verification of the lease
  • Assistance in administrative procedures (e.g. issuing a bank guarantee)
  • Assistance in an inventory (surveying and verifying documents)
  • Assistance in installing a telephone line, internet, electricity and other utilities
  • Assistance in opening a bank account and the purchase of public liability insurance
  • Assistance in obtaining a Swiss driving licence
  • Assistance over the phone on weekdays throughout your stay



Visit and registration for children's schooling

  • Outline of the different school systems available : State, private or international schools
  • Identification of the languages your child will use at school
  • Organisation of visits to selected schools (meeting, management, introduction and tailored visit)
  • Assistance in submitting an application for each child

 

Assistance in obtaining a work permit

  • Requisition of all necessary documents (passport, photo, employment contract, proof of residence, form, etc.)
  • Issuing a work permit request to the OCP
  • Advance payment of the application fee for a work permit
  • Sending the complete file to the OCP
  • Follow-up as far as the obtaining of the work permit



Assistance in the family's cultural integration

  • Sending a general introduction in Powerpoint
  • Discussion by Skype or by telephone (about 2 hours)
  • Wide-ranging discussion about health matters, public transport, schooling, shops, daily life in Geneva, culture, useful numbers in case of an emergency, etc.
  • Question-and-answer session on integration and day-to-day life.

 

 

Don't hesitate to contact us for more details.

 

 


Practical information

Case postale 273 Route de l'Aéroport 1 1215 Genève 15, Aéroport

Our offices are open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday