Switzerland Residency

GOLDEN VISA Switzerland – CITIZENSHIP

To attract foreign investment, experience and talent to Switzerland, the government offers Swiss residence for wealthy individuals and qualified workforce. They encourage affluent individuals as well as qualified specialists and workers to relocate to Switzerland and/or do business/work there, offering them tax and other benefits in exchange for their contribution in the local economy.

A qualified specialist/worker/manager or a wealthy individual from outside EU/EFTA, wishing to come, stay and/or work in Switzerland, must apply for a B-type temporary permit. Your employer must first carry out a labour market test and make an application for you. When the approval is granted, you must apply for a visa in your country of residence. When in Switzerland, you must register with the local authorities before starting your employment.

Temporary residence permit is valid for 1 year, subject to annual renewal. An applicant must either show an employment contract with a Swiss company valid for at least 1 year or a proof of financial independence.

Switzerland - Residency by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 8.60 million
  • Capita: Bern
  • Language: German, French, Italian
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Swiss franc
  • GDP per capita: 82796$
  • Climate: Cold

Benefits of investing in Switzerland

It is one of the most advanced economies in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult. Switzerland stands at or near the top in several metrics of national performance as compared to other countries, including government transparency, quality of life, economic competitiveness, etc.

  • Easy to do business
  • Thriving banking sector
  • One of the lowest tax rates among developed economies
  • Developed transport infrastructure
  • Highly skilled, multilingual and productive workforce
  • Low unemployment rate
  • High living standards
  • High level of education and healthcare
  • Low crime rates
  • Easy transport connections to the whole world
  • Visa-free travel to 155 countries
  • Residence permits for the whole family

Eligibility and requirements

To apply for a residence permit in Switzerland, applicants must comply with the following requirements:

  • Main applicant must be 18 and over.
  • Clean criminal record and no breaches of immigration or other laws.
  • Good character.
  • Relevant qualification and experience.
  • Availability of funds if applying as a self-sufficient person.
  • Knowledge of the language when applying for citizenship.

Requirements for permanent residence

If a third-party national intends to settle in Switzerland, they can apply for a C-type permanent residence permit. If they do not have family ties to the country, i.e. Swiss spouse, parents, or unless they are of certain nationalities, they can only do that after having continuously lived in the country for 10 years.

Swiss citizenship requirements

Naturalisation applications can be made after 12 years of legal and continuous residence in the country (subject also to cantonal residence requirements). Some residents, by marriage or by birth, can be eligible for the accelerated naturalisation process, without having to wait for 12 years. The applicants must show integration with the Swiss society and the way of life, customs and traditions, be of good character and do not pose risk to national security.

Switzerland allows dual citizenship, so you don’t have to renounce your current nationality.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

A few examples of our real estate options for residency and citizenship investment.

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CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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