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Moving to Switzerland: Swiss visas and permits


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

Swiss work permit

Work in Switzerland: Swiss work permits


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

Swiss citizenship

Swiss citizenship: Getting a Swiss passport or Swiss permanent residency


Foreigners can get Swiss citizenship after 12 years of living in Switzerland, or less in certain situations, or opt for Swiss permanent residency.

Swiss visas and permits

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.

Study in Switzerland

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.

Moving to Switzerland to join a relative or partner


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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