One of the most developed countries in the world, Switzerland also a very high standard of living, a well developed social security system and a renowned health care program. It has an extremely competitive business environment and is also investor friendly. Switzerland also has a well developed Banking system which attracts visitors and investors from across the globe.

Among the different categories of a Residence permit in Switzerland, there is a distinction between European Free Trade Association citizens (EU/EFTA citizens) and other foreign persons (non-EU/EFTA citizens). This is a result of the agreements between Switzerland and EU states enabling their residents, the right to reside in their respective areas subject to obtaining gainful employment.

Citizens from outside the EU/EFTA Zone may apply for a Residence permit on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Obtaining employment in Switzerland and compliance with the quota system.
  • Retirees with Pre-existing close connection with Switzerland.
  • Other persons who although not employed in Switzerland but pay a considerable amount of annual taxes in Switzerland.

A Swiss Permanent Resident is able to travel Visa Free throughout the Schengen Zone and also enjoy a favourable tax regime, not to mention a high living standard and security of residence.

Owing to the strict documentation requirements and customised application requirements, we request you to contact Empire  immediately for a hassle free and smooth experience.

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