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Moving to Switzerland: Swiss visas and permits

Moving to Switzerland: Swiss visas and permits

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If you're moving to Switzerland, find out if you need a Swiss visa or permit to visit, live, study or work in Switzerland.

Work in Switzerland: Swiss work permits

Work in Switzerland: Swiss work permits

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Switzerland has restricted quotas for foreign workers, and everyone will need work authorisation to legally work in Switzerland.

Study in Switzerland: Swiss student visas and permits

Study in Switzerland: Swiss student visas and permits

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If you want to study in Switzerland, find out the Swiss visa and immigration requirements for students, postgraduate studies and post-doctoral researchers.

A guide to Swiss citizenship and permanent residence

A guide to Swiss citizenship and permanent residence

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After 10 years of living in Switzerland, or less in certain situations, foreigners can apply for either Swiss citizenship or permanent residency.

Guide for EU/EFTA citizens and relatives moving to Switzerland

Guide for EU/EFTA citizens and relatives moving to Switzerland

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Most EU/EFTA citizens – and their relatives or partners – can live and work in Switzerland without restrictions, but need to obtain a residence permit.

Moving to Switzerland to join a relative or partner

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Relatives of Swiss permanent residents can move to Switzerland to join family but temporary residents need special permission from their local cantonal authority.

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