Common issues for expats in Switzerland
Registering for social security in Switzerland for expats can be problematic, especially for those who remain employed in their home country. This of course all depends on your country of employment, nationality and type of employment, all of which determine the kind of social security you need.
Become familiar with visa issues, sponsorships and regulations
Before entering Switzerland you must prepare some documentation if you want to obtain a visa.
First approach towards getting your visa
Here we will provide you information on how to approach visa issues, the procedures you will have to follow and what to do if it is refused.
Regulations on sponsorships
The Swiss foreign missions may declare the issue of a visa dependant on a declaration of sponsorship if the applicant does not have access to sufficient financial funds or if this seems doubtful.
Border-crossing commuters from EU-17, EFTA countries, EU-8 countries and Bulgaria and Romania.
EU members who are moving to Switzerland
What permits do EU nationals need to be able to work and stay in Switzerland?
Short-term residence permits, initial residence permits and permanent residence permits in Switzerland.
A few things to consider when moving to Switzerland
Whether you are from the EU or from a Non EU/EFTA country, there are a few points to take into consideration before making the final decision to move to Switzerland.