Swiss residence permit and work permit are a major concern for companies which need them for their expatriates. Entrepreneurs require them for themselves and their families.
Switzerland has a small population of about 8.5 millions of which 24% are foreigners. This demographic composition constrains Swiss authorities to follow a tight immigration policy. Therefore, a professional advice is essential to manage the issues related to residence permits.
For companies and entrepreneurs Permit B – annual residence permit and Permit L – short term residence permit are of interest. The regulations for Permit B and Permit L have wide variations depending on the fact whether the applicant is a European Union national (EU-national) or a non-European Union national (non EU – national).
Wealthy individuals with permit-B may benefit from lump-sum taxation providing substantial reduction in tax burden if the individual is not gainfully employed in Switzerland.
We assist our clients in filing the application for permit-B and permit-L and their extension. As well we advise on any question concerned with residence and work permit laws.