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.