Political and economic stability, an attractive fiscal environment as well as the high quality of the general standard of living has made Switzerland for decades the preferred destination for people who want to relocate abroad. When granting residence permits, Switzerland differentiates between two categories of foreign nationals: the EU-28/EFTA-nationals on the one hand, and the nationals of so-called third countries (non-EU-28/EFTA states) on the other.
In order to help familiarise you with the general Swiss residence requirements for EU-28/EFTA nationals, we first present a basic overview.
Subsequently, we focus in on Swiss residence requirements applicable for third-country nationals, particularly those who are entrepreneurs, investors, retirees and wealthy private individuals.
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