Foreigners entering Switzerland with
the intent to pursue gainful activity, need a work and residence permit. Switzerland does not use the term 'work
permit' in its traditional sense. The Residence Permit is a combination of both residence and work permits,
entitling the holder to live in a particular Canton and work for a specified employer.
from foreign countries who invest in Switzerland and wish to manage their business personally, normally are granted such a permit.
Swiss immigration law divides all applicants petitioning for residency status into two categories: citizens of EU
and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries, and citizens of countries that are not members of the EU or EFTA.
Citizens of EU and EFTA countries have preferred rights toward obtaining residency status. In the case of a citizen
from a non- EU or EFTA country, the application must be accompanied by a substantiation of the need to hire the
employee and evidence that the position in question cannot be filled by a Swiss citizen or a citizen of an EU or
For those considering moving to Switzerland,
it is advantageous to bundle the various requests and to discuss them in advance,
in the interest of 'bundled solution'. We can assist you in elaboration and realization of such
to develop your business
project in accordance with
requirements of the authorities,
to prepare a set of documents,
necessary for a
permit to be
to submit to the cantonal
residence permit for you and
your family, in conjunction
your business project.
In order to obtain a permit for you, we will need to demonstrate the economic benefit you bring to the canton. It
will suffice if, in particular, your business project or your activities:
stimulate scientific, industrial,
or trade development in the
involve the introduction of new
create new jobs or help retain
existing jobs via new orders for
local companies, etc.
If we feel that your case has a good chance of being accepted, we will submit the application on receipt
of your documents. Normally, permits
take around three months to process.
With a low crime rate in Switzerland and its long-standing social peace and political stability, we take
pride in assuring security and safety for you and your family. You will also enjoy an extensive and
efficient network of public transportation and a world-class healthcare system.
Your family deserves special attention and we take extra care to provide it. In addition to application
for work and residence permits, we offer high quality relocation services to our clients and their families:
home search (rent or
family integration, special
finding suitable schools for
organizing insurance issues,
social security, etc.
This makes your transition time shorter, avoids costly and stressful pitfalls and enables you get to work
We are here to help you enjoy living in Switzerland and getting the most from our experience and cost-effective
tailor-made homecare management.
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