SWITZERLAND Residence Programme

Switzerland is globally renowned for its exceptional quality of life, owing to its remarkable political and economic stability, pristine environment, efficient public services, and advantageous tax rates. It presents an outstanding option for those seeking both residential and business opportunities. The Swiss Residence Programme offers a gateway to 26 cantons of the country for foreign nationals.

Minimum Investment
CHF 250,000 / year

Time to Residency
3-6 months

Visa - free Access
Schengen Countries

Switzerland Residence Programme


Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland reigns as one of the world’s wealthiest nations, boasting an area of 41,295 square kilometres and a population of 8.9 million. With more than 60 percent of its land graced by majestic mountains and a quarter of it adorned with lush forests, the country presents a breathtaking tapestry of nature’s wonders.

Looking beyond the country’s rich natural wonders; Switzerland is a cultural and historical treasure trove. Its charming cities and towns are steeped in a rich tapestry of heritage and traditions, which continue to attract tourists from around the world. Situated at the crossroads of northern and southern Europe, Switzerland serves as a gateway to some of the continent’s most exciting destinations.

  • The capital of the country is Berne
  • The currency is Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • The population is 8,8640,000


Various categories of residence exist in Switzerland, with differentiation between EU/EFTA and non-EU/non-EFTA nationals. To acquire a Swiss Residence Permit, financially independent individuals who are not employed in the country must commit to paying a predetermined minimum of net annual taxes, regardless of their age.

BENEFITS of SWITZERLAND Residence Programme

Visa-free travel

Switzerland’s residence permit allows visa-free travel across Europe’s Schengen states.


The country places no restrictions on dual citizenship.

Tax planning

Switzerland is home to low tax rates and favourable tax incentives for foreign residents.


A single applicant can apply for family members to become their dependents including spouse and children.

Time to citizenship

Become a European resident in just 3-6 months.


The applicant and their family will have the right to live and study in Switzerland, enjoying a high standard of living and access to world-class infrastructure, banking, and education facilities.



Application process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 6 months between initiating the process and receiving the residency documents.

The application process can be divided into the following stages:



  • Consult with Passport Legacy’s client advisors.
  • Passport Legacy’s due diligence check is conducted.
  • Client is onboarded and retainer fees are paid.



  • Client selects canton, documents are prepared and submitted.
  • Annual lump-sum tax value is determined.
  • Application is submitted.
  • Client travels to Switzerland to submit documents in-person.



  • Application is processed.
  • Government conducts due diligence checks.
  • Application is approved.



  • Applicant travels to Switzerland.
  • Our team continues to support until the Residence Permit is collected by the client.

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