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Switzerland

Overview

Switzerland offers its residents an excellent quality of life and ranks among the top countries in which to live. It is home to many international organizations and is noted for its multi-cultural and plurilingual society and its politically and economically stable environment.

Creimerman designed the Swiss Residence Program for non-EU/EFTA nationals. Financially independent individuals who are not gainfully employed in Switzerland but who agree to pay a certain minimum in net annual taxes can acquire a residence permit regardless of their age.

At Creimerman' Swiss offices, we are best positioned to advise and assist you in all matters regarding doing business in Switzerland. Indeed, we have assisted many foreign clients — private entrepreneurs as well as multinational corporations — in establishing operations in Switzerland and provide legal, administrative, and support services on an ongoing basis.

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Minimum annual taxes of CHF 250,000, dependent on the applicant and the canton of residence

3 – 6 months

The right to live and study in Switzerland

Possible fiscal incentives for substantial investments

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Investment options:

Acquire a Swiss Residence Permit with Residence by Investment

There are different types of residence categories in Switzerland, and a distinction is made between EU or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) citizens and non-EU or non-EFTA nationals. EU or EFTA nationals can obtain a residence permit without difficulty if they have an employment agreement with a Swiss employer, if they become self-employed in Switzerland, or, if no gainful occupation in Switzerland is intended, they can prove that they are financially independent with sufficient income or wealth to cover their living costs. The process for obtaining residence for non-EU or non-EFTA nationals is more challenging but still possible. On the basis of current Swiss immigration and tax laws and regulations, Creimerman designed the Swiss Residence Program. For more information on the process of moving to Switzerland, download the detailed Swiss Relocation Guide.

An excellent business environment

Switzerland is keen to attract not only large corporations but also small- and medium-sized enterprises and private entrepreneurs. Switzerland is business -friendly by tradition and offers a solution for every need and expectation. Switzerland's 26 cantons offer companies a wide range of opportunities. The advantages associated with Switzerland are complemented 26 times over by other advantages that are specific to each of these locations. Through its independent and well-established Swiss subsidiary, Creimerman assists foreign corporations and investors to find the ideal location for their business in Switzerland.

First-rate infrastructure

Switzerland is often perceived as a very expensive country and accessible only to wealthy individuals and large companies. However, the overall cost of living and doing business in Switzerland compares very favorably with Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the USA. State-of-the-art transport, communications, energy supplies, and waste disposal systems cost no more in Switzerland than the price paid elsewhere for traffic congestion and environmental degradation.

Swiss banking and insurance

Banking and insurance are the foundation of Switzerland's financial system, which is arguably the most solid in the world. Swiss banks and insurance companies are extremely safe, as the entire Swiss financial industry is tightly regulated. Swiss banks and insurance companies are unique in that they provide sophisticated services to businesses as well as discerning investors by offering financial privacy, and through their solid reputation, safety, and worldwide presence.

Steps to follow

Step 1 - Preliminary Check:

Our specialized team will review the documentation submitted to verify that the immigration requirements are met. In addition, we will verify the transparency of investment funds. As a result, we will have a background check report and signed contract.

Step 2 - Choose of Investment:

You must select the investment option that most convinces and suits you, so that later we can start the process. If you decide to obtain residency through real estate investment, we will help you choose your property based on your needs and desires.

Step 3 - Preparation of documents and sending to the corresponding agency:

We take care of everything: we obtain the criminal record certificates, we fill out and complete the government forms, we certify the documents before a notary, we do the translation and apostille everything (this service has a separate cost), and then we send it to the residence. We present your documents independently and with strict compliance with the requirements, as well as monitoring the progress of the application. As a result, we will confirm the receipt of the documents by the government.

Step 4 - Due Diligence check:

Once the residency agency receives all the documents, the applicant's background check begins. In the event that additional documents are required during verification, we will handle those requests.

Step 5 - Case Investigation:

We look forward to a positive resolution and receive the new documents together with you. If necessary, we can also help you with other operational, commercial and even domestic matters (including the arrangements of additional documents).

Step 6 - Receiving residency:

When the investment and all fees are paid, you receive the certificate of residence. Then, these documents are sent to you, so that after the wait, you can start enjoying them.

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FAQ

Does this residency allow me to obtain citizenship?

Yes, If you have a residence permit in Switzerland, then after 10 years you can apply for citizenship.

For how long will I have the residence?

You would have the residence permit for 5 years.

What documents are required?

• A completed application form with a photograph. • A copy of your passport. • Documents that prove your income is legal. For example a employment contract. • Certificates of no criminal records. • Health insurance policy. • Payment documents confirming the payment of state duties and fees. • Documents confirming the fulfillment of the investment conditions stipulated in the application.

How much is the processing time?

Residence permits are usually issued after a 3 to 6 months.

Is dual citizenship accepted in Switzerland?

Yes, Switzerland allows dual nationality without restriction.

With what currency must the residency programs be paid?

This residency program should be paid in euros.

How strong is the Switzerland visa?

The Swiss passport ranks 6 in the world, providing you visa free access to 188 countries in the world.

Can I bring my family in this experience?

Yes. Switzerland is one of the most family friendly countries in the world.

Can the residence be purchased with an investment in Real Estate?

Yes, there is a very stable real estate market that offers significant opportunities to investors as well as resident property dealers.

In what cases can my application be rejected?

Most of the applications are authorized, however there are some reasons why you may have difficulty with this residency. Such us: • Having criminal records. • Lack of documentation. • Do not meet the minimum time in the country.

The main applicant must go to Switzerland?

Yes, you would have to travel to Switzerland.

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