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Switzerland Investment Program

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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.

Eligibility

Residency

NON EU CITIZENS
FAST TRACK ROUTE FOR EU CITIZENS

Swiss residency for retirement purposes

  • Over 55 years old
  • Financial self-sufficiency
  • Live in Switzerland most of the year
  • Proof of genuine link to Switzerland

Swiss residency for investment purposes

  • Investment in a company (to be negotiated with authorities)
  • Proof of genuine link to Switzerland

Swiss residency for business purposes

  • Relocate a business to Switzerland
  • Hire locals

The route to obtain a Swiss Residency Permit is dependent on whether the applicant is an EU or non EU citizen. EU citizens qualify for a fast-track route as well as a privileged access to Swiss Residency, whilst the eligibility criteria for Non-EU citizens are contingent on the purpose of residency.

With gainful employment

  • An employment agreement with a Swiss employer or become self-employed in Switzerland

Without gainful employment

  • Sufficient financial means
  • An adequate health and accident insurance

The route to obtain a Swiss Residency Permit is dependent on whether the applicant is an EU or non EU citizen. EU citizens qualify for a fast-track route as well as a privileged access to Swiss Residency, whilst the eligibility criteria for Non-EU citizens are contingent on the purpose of residency.

Timeline

Application

PROCESS
BENEFITS

2 WEEKS PREPARATION

  • Ensure all documentation is in place

2-3 WEEKS REVIEW TIME

  • Documentation is reviewed by the Cantonal Immigration Department
  • Spouse & children are eligible
  • Non EU / EFTA valid for 1 year, EU valid for 5 years
  • Fast process
  • Leads to Permanent Residency & Citizenship
  • Favourable tax system
Switzerland at a glance
Since time immemorial, Switzerland has been synonymous with peace & prosperity - and to date, it has lived up to expectations, attracting many retirees, business people, and health tourists alike. Although not an EU Member State, Switzerland has close ties with the EU in many areas, including trade and free movement of people. Switzerland is also an associate member in the Schengen agreement. Ranking amongst the top economies in the world, Switzerland boasts of low unemployment and high GDP per capita. This in turn provides political stability and unmatched security in the country, making it an attractive destination for settlement.
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