Immigration and Registration How to live and work in Switzerland

Everyone planning to enter and stay in Switzerland must obtain a work/residence permit, and formally register with the Swiss authorities.

The process is complex and involves multiple authorities. It will only be successful if the correct immigration process for each individual family member has been followed.

To ask questions or get expert support with any part of the process, simply contact Hello Switzerland's Relocation Helpline.

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Step By Step: Immigration & Registration in Switzerland

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Immigration

Step-by-step guide to getting a visa and clearing immigration for Switzerland. Understand what's involved and what needs to be done.

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Registration

Step-by-step to registration at the local municipality in Switzerland.

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