Swiss Residence Permit

Swiss Residence Permit


Swiss Residence Permit is available to both EU and non-EU citizens. EU citizens may opt for Swiss residency on the basis of employment or the lack of it, whilst non-EU citizens may obtain a residence permit for retirement, investment or business purposes.   A Swiss Residence Permit is valid for five years and may lead to Swiss permanent residence, as well as, citizenship. Benefits of obtaining a Swiss Residence Permit may also be extended to the family since the spouse and children are also eligible for the Programme.






Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: Bern LANGUAGES: German, French, Italian
VISA FREE COUNTRIES: Including the Schengen area CURRENCY: SWISS FRANC, CHF
TOTAL AREA: 41,277 km² POPULATION: 8,121,830
NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Liechtenstein TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)                                                           


Legal Basis

Swiss Residency for Non-EU Citizens is granted by virtue of the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals, whilst Residency Permit for EU citizens is granted on the basis of the Free movement Agreement with the European Union.


Benefits

  • Include spouse and children;
  • Valid for 5 years;
  • Fast process of preparation;
  • Leads for Permanent Residency&Citizenship;
  • Pleasant tax system.


Eligibility

For EU residents: 

  • EU citizens qualify for a fast-track route as well as a privileged access to Swiss Residency;
  • SWISS RESIDENCY PERMIT WITH GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
    • An employment agreement with a Swiss employer or become self-employed in Switzerland;
  • SWISS RESIDENCY PERMIT WITHOUT GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:
    • Sufficient financial means;
    • An adequate health and accident insurance.

For non EU residents:

  • FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES:
    • Over 55 years old;
    • Financial self-sufficiency;
    • Live in Switzerland most of the year;
    • Proof of genuine link to Switzerland;
  • FOR INVESTMENT PURPOSES:
    • Invest €449,000 in a company;
    • Live in Switzerland most of the year;
    • Proof of genuine link to Switzerland;
  • FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES:
    • Relocate a business to Switzerland;
    • Hire locals.


Process & Timeline




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