Martin Burns noted: >>For what it's worth, when I was working in .ch last year, I >>had to register with the police and the municipality offices >>too and tell them exactly where I was staying. Interesting! Hmmmmm ... Perhaps they have a 'length of stay' variable triggering different levels of regulations? Or maybe designating 'work' versus 'pleasure' triggers additional restrictions? I spent 3 or 4 days siteseeing around Interlocken back in the late 80's. (The ice sculptures on Jungfraujoch were in this 'weird things to do and see in Europe' book I had at the time. Lotta neat stuff in there.) I'm pretty sure I didn't have to provide any personal information, (financial or otherwise), for that trip. >>But the Swiss friend should *know* this, and will be used to it. >>That's *exactly* how .ch works - there are regulations covering >>*everything*, both written and unwritten. "Locals" rule! ;-) RonL.