What proof of residence do I need? How do I open a bank account? What types of insurance are required? These are just a few of the vexing questions that people all over the world face when they move to Switzerland. Online research is complicated, time-consuming and ultimately nerve-wracking.
That’s why four students from the University of St. Gallen partnered with Helvetia to develop a solution that would be the exact opposite: clear and simple. The Design Thinking programme at the University of St. Gallen provided the right platform for this purpose, and so they developed Swissify, a digital moving assistant, last year. People looking to relocate can register for free on the Swissify website, complete a simple questionnaire and then receive a personalised timeline that takes them through the individual steps. Swissify helps not only before the move but also after arriving in Switzerland. Various functions can handle the paperwork digitally, and a helping hand is never far away thanks to the online Swissify community.
The website of Swissify is currently a prototype and not yet a fully functional website.