Residence in Switzerland

Switzerland residency
by investment

Investment amount: from CHF 100,000
Time to obtain: 2-4 months
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According to Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration, acquiring a residence permit in Switzerland is possible by investing in the country’s economy.
Decision on whether investors meets the criteria is made within the cantons (Swiss administrative-territorial unit) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). Residence permit is renewable annually subject to all investment requirements are met. Each canton establishes the minimum period of stay in the country. Defining feature of residence program is absence of tax payments on income and assets of individuals. Investors and entrepreneurs who create jobs for Switzerland citizens do not need to have a special education and prove state language proficiency. Living with a residence permit you become eligible for a permanent residency and Swiss citizenship subsequently.

Assets protection on favorable
terms in reliable banks

Simple business registration
procedure in Switzerland

tax rates

Studying at prestigious
Swiss educational institutions


1 Choosing an investment program

The first step is to select investment option. Our lawyers will analyze and determine the most appropriate way for the financial investment that meets your needs. Prior to receiving residency you have to get the visa and pass the due diligence check.

2 Applying for visa

Our specialists will agree with you on a convenient date to visit the Swiss Embassy or Consulate to submit documents. We will prepare the set of documents in accordance with Swiss immigration legislation. Required documents:

  • Filled application form
  • Passport
  • Proof of funds
  • Medical insurance policy
  • Confirmation of impeccable personal reputation

3 Granting of residency

After visa approval we will help you to register within the state authority of the canton concerned, for further submission of application. Our lawyers will provide you with full support within the investment process. It takes 2-4 months to issue the residence permit.

Take care of your future
and use opportunities

in a stable and economically
prosperous country


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To get a Swiss resident status by investments, you should confirm your funds - at least CHF 1,000,000, before submitting your application. Financially dependent relatives are eligible to apply for residency with the main applicant at the same time. Residence permit is valid for 5 years and is renewable. You may apply for a permanent resident status after residing in Switzerland for 10 years. There are 2 ways to apply for Swiss residency by investment:

Starting a business

You should establish a new company in Switzerland with a minimum annual turnover of CHF 1,000,000. It is mandatory to prove the economic benefit of business development for Switzerland by creating new jobs and introducing innovative technologies.

Lump sum tax payment

To get a residence permit, applicant must pay a minimum tax of CHF 100,000 annually. Fee depends on the chosen canton. Taxes are calculated on the basis of expenses associated with living in the country and may even exceed the amount of 1,000,000 Swiss francs. Obtaining a residence permit through tax payment exempts you from the declaration of foreign income.

Resident Switzerland by investment


investment agent

Choosing an investment option
according to the client’s needs

Legal support
during application process

Preparation of a full set of documents
in accordance with law

Compliance with
confidentiality principles

Assistance with settling down
in Switzerland

Enlist the support
of International Holdings lawyers

to receive a guaranteed
European residence permit


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