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Residency of Switzerland

Switzerland provides an opportunity to obtain residence permits for persons of independent means who do not plan to be employed in Switzerland.

Swiss residence permit can be obtained upon agreeing to pay an annual lump sum tax. The lump sum tax rate in Switzerland varies depending on the canton.

Applicant have to select the canton and sign an agreement confirming the payment of an annual lump sum tax. As a result, the main applicant and its family can obtain residence in Switzerland.

The nice thing about Lump Sum Taxation Switzerland is that you are not taxed on either your actual income or actual wealth. Only your annual cost of living determines the amount of Lump Sum Taxation in Switzerland. The difference between your cost of living and effective income remains untaxed. You can freely invest your assets without worrying about the tax consequences.

Advantages of Residency in Switzerland


A residency permit for Switzerland gives all members of the family the right to live in Switzerland

Visa and Free Travel

You and your family will have the right to not only reside in Switzerland but also spend an unlimited amount of time in Schengen countries

Whole Family is Covered

A residency permit is issued at the same time to the main applicant plus members of his/her family, including dependent children's

Education & Healthcare

Having residence in Switzerland allows you to use high-quality medical services and your children can attend schools and universities

Tax Perspective

Lower taxes makes even more attractive from a tax perspective

Obtain Citizenship

Living in Switzerland on the basis of this residency visa gives you the right to later claim citizenship after 10 years



Foreign investor or wealthy individual concludes a special tax agreement with canton (with obligation to pay annually fixed tax from CHF 1,50,000 to CHF 6,00,000 depending upon the canton chosen).

Tax is paid each year in a fixed amount that is basked on the applicant’s cost of living in Switzerland.

Authorities of the canton approve Permit B for the applicant and his family members (it will be temporary residence Switzerland without right to be gainfully occupied in Switzerland).

After 5 years of residence Permit B can be transformed into Permit C (permanent residence Switzerland) and Citizenship after 10 years.

Monthly salary of at least € 3,381 (gross, excluding holiday allowance) if less than 30 years of age.

The tax calculation will be based on the:

  • Cost of your annual living expenses ‘OR’
  • Your annual rent multiplied by a factor of 7

The higher amount is ultimately used for taxation.

The Cantons are still autonomous in determining taxation. In accordance with the federalist structure of Switzerland each Canton has defined its own “living expenses” in order to determine the income for the calculation of cantonal taxes (including municipal tax). To make it easier for you to select a tax-efficient Canton, we have created a table that shows the minimum income in all Cantons.

Minimum Living Expenses Cantons
CHF 600‘000 Schwyz, Luzern, St Gallen, Graubünden, Thurgau
CHF 500’000 Zug
CHF 400’000 Bern, Genf, Neuchâtel, Appenzell Innerroden, Uri, Obwalden, Aargau, Nidwalden, Solothurn
CHF 360’000 Waadt
CHF 250‘000 Fribourg, Wallis
CHF 200‘000 Jura
CHF 150’000 Thurgau
CHF 140‘000 Ticino
7 x Annual Rent plus 10% Geneva


1. No more tax returns instead only Lump Sum Taxation

Based on our experience, we always negotiate the best lump sum taxation contract for you. The procedure usually takes 4-6 weeks. In case of urgency, we offer our clients a “fast track” procedure. It only takes 2 – 3 weeks, including permanent residence permit issued by the Swiss Immigration Authorities. The tax deal negotiated for you applies to all subsequent tax years. The Tax Ruling replaces all tax returns until you leave Switzerland.

2. Automatic Exchange of Information and Common Reporting Standard (AEOI & CRS)

Moving your effective residence to Switzerland will simultaneously eliminate all of your problems in connection with the. Automatic Exchange of Information and Common Reporting Standard (AEOI & CRS). Your Swiss bank account will be a private affair. It is not taxable and not reportable. You no longer have to deal with the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). These OECD treaties and rules are overridden for you in one fell swoop. Nobody cares how much money you have on your account. As a resident, you benefit from Swiss banking secrecy. Swiss banking secrecy is a significant part of the concept of privacy among the Swiss population. Swiss banking secrecy is considered as a constitutional right to privacy. For many Russians and Chinese citizens, the negative consequences in connection with the AEOI & CRS are the main reasons for moving to Switzerland permanently.

3. No riskier offshore-structures required anymore

Once you move to Switzerland, you don’t need anymore complex offshore-structures. Your risky tax loopholes with offshore companies will become irrelevant. Your doubts as to whether a specific offshore structure is considered to be legal or illegal are definitely gone. Constant worries in connection with doubtful offshore structures are definitely eliminated with your relocation to Switzerland.

4. The exact tax amount

You will know exactly how much tax you will pay every with agreed Lump Sum Tax. You can be 100 perent sure of the exact amount of tax you will pay every year. Since 1862, Switzerland is offering tax rulings that work. Finally, you will have the peace of mind you deserve. You will enjoy legal status that you can count on.

Supporting Documents


at least CHF 5 million must be demonstrable


English version


if applying with family, English version


having no criminal record


Applicant signup
Prepration of Documents
Documents verification and residency application submission to Govt.
Principal approval from Govt. and visa application submission to Embassy in applicant’s country
Grant of entry visa and applicant traveling to Switzerland for collection of his residence permit

Why Swiss Routes

No hidden fees
or commission

Support up to and after receiving residence

Help in settlement

More than 10 years of experience in migration services

Who obtain Citizenship

The Main Applicant

The spouse and childrens of main applicant

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