Citizenship of Switzerland

Switzerland citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: from ₣ 100,000
Time to obtain: from 10 years
Number of visa-free countries: 185
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Swiss citizenship is granted to foreigners after 10 years of permanent residence in the country.
However there is an accelerated procedure of receiving Swiss residence permit by investment into the economy of the state. Process of acquiring resident status and further citizenship by investment is regulated by the Federal Act on Swiss Citizenship and Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration. Investing into the economy of Switzerland is possible in two ways– business establishment or annual lump sum tax payment.



Swiss citizenship allows you to cross borders of 185 countries without visas, including all EU countries, Schengen area, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.


The country has favorable tax rates and double taxation treaties. There is no need to declare any income received abroad.


Government of the state offers foreigners a simple procedure of company registration in Switzerland.


Switzerland has some of the most secure banks in the world, which guarantees the confidentiality of clients personal data and capital protection.


Swiss citizenship allows you to acquire real estate of any type within the country.


For Swiss citizens there are favorable conditions of admission and studying in the best universities of Europe.

Options to obtain Swiss citizenship by investment

Foreigners’ applications for residency are processed by authorities of cantons, administrative and territorial units of the state. Residence permit is granted to investors who meet the established criteria and have fulfilled financial requirements. Amount of investment is calculated individually and determined by canton authorities. Requirements for stay in the country for further extension of residence permit and applying for citizenship also depend on the legislation of the selected region.

Business establishment and development
Tax payments
Applicant is required to demonstrate his economic benefit to the canton by establishing a company with a turnover of at least 1,000,000 Swiss francs per year.
Amount of annual tax depends on the cost of living in Switzerland and ranges from 100,000 to 1,500,000 Swiss francs. When choosing this investment option there is no need to provide information on foreign income and assets to Swiss tax authorities.
  • Requirements for investors
  • Citizenship of a non-EU country
  • Age from 18 to 55 years
  • No criminal records
  • Good health
  • Official source of income
  • Proof of finances
  • Owned or rented accommodation in the country
How to get Switzerland citizenship by investment
Establishing a business
Lump sum tax
Minimum investment amount: Minimum investment amount
Minimum investment amount: absent
Minimum investment amount: from 100 000 ₣
Requirements: Requirements
Requirements: annual turnover of more than 1 000 000 ₣

creation of jobs for residents of the country

introduction of new technologies into production
Requirements: registration with the tax authorities of canton

investing in any canton except Zurich
Residence Permit: Residence Permit
Residence Permit: valid for 1 year and may be extended
Residence Permit: valid for 1 year and may be extended
Citizenship: Citizenship
Citizenship: after 10 years
Citizenship: after 10 years

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1 Selection of investment option

Lawyers of International Holdings will help you to choose the most suitable investment option for obtaining Swiss citizenship by investment.

2 Getting approval from local authorities

Investing in Swiss economy involves signing treaties with the Swiss authorities. Company's lawyers will assist you to pass to collect documents required to pass due diligence and receive the right to make an investment.

3 Visa application

Government approval allows you to apply for a D visa category. Company's lawyers will help you to fill in the necessary forms, issue bank statements, health insurance policy and prepare confirmation of your impeccable personal and business reputation in accordance with Swiss law.

4 Residence permit

With a D visa you are able to relocate to Switzerland and acquire residence permit. We will assist to prepare the necessary documents for canton authorities. Upon arrival in Switzerland, you will need to register with relevant local state bodies, establish a company or pay the necessary tax. Issuance of residence permit takes 2-4 months.

5 Granting citizenship of Switzerland

Residence permit renewal for consecutive years allows you to receive citizenship after living for 10 years stay in Switzerland. Applicants are required to prove proficiency in one of the official languages and demonstrate their integration into Swiss society.


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Support at each stage of registration

Selection of individual investment option

Compliance with confidentiality conditions of obtaining citizenship

Guaranteed result

Take care of your secure
future and new opportunities

in a stable and economically
developed state


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