Switzerland has a tight residency programme that is aimed at attracting business entrepreneurs to operate a business in Switzerland while ensuring to create employment opportunities to residents or citizens of Switzerland.

The resident of Switzerland by virtue of this programme, must spend no less than 6 months in Switzerland while actively managing the business the entrepreneur has proposed.

The lump sum taxation payment (canton dependent) is another avenue designed for wealthy individuals who wish to obtain a residence permit in Switzerland and not engage in any work activity. The minimum payment is CHF150,000 and could reach up to 1 Million CHF. Please consult with us for details on this provision and the tax incentives and implications of attaining this permit.


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