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Living in Canton Schwyz

 

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Canton Schwyz is a natural paradise nestling between Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. With imposing mountains, rolling hills, picturesque shorelines and pristine pastures, Canton Schwyz offers an outstanding place to live amongst unsullied and easily accessible surroundings.   

Property to buy or rent

Canton Schwyz benefits from an extensive selection of real estate for rental or purchase. Foreign nationals are able to acquire property within the bounds of the applicable legislation.   

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Work and residence permits 

Citizens of an EU-27 or EFTA (European Free Trade Association) country remaining in Switzerland for a period of three months or less do not need a permit. Within this time they are free to live and work in Switzerland, but the authorities have to be notified of any employment activities.

Any employment undertaken by an EU-27/EFTA citizen that lasts more than three months must be registered at the residential municipality. The individual is required to apply for a residency permit, which also acts as their work permit.

Different rules apply to citizens of Croatia and third-party countries. They have to meet more stringent criteria to be able to obtain a residency permit. Please contact us for details of the various requirements. Canton Schwyz’s Business Promotion Office would be happy to help you further.

Residence without employment
Persons from any EU-27/EFTA country not seeking employment may remain in Switzerland, provided they can show that they have the financial means to support themselves and have sufficient sickness and accident insurance cover. The first residency permit is usually issued for a period of five years. It can be revoked or an extension refused if the conditions under which it was issued are no longer met.

Citizens of Croatia and third-party countries not seeking employment have to meet more stringent criteria to be able to obtain a residence permit in Canton Schwyz. Please contact us for details of the various requirements. Canton Schwyz’s Business Promotion Office would be happy to help you further.  

More information may be found in the Service Box.