20 September 2016

Residence permits only for well-integrated foreigners

During their autumn session, the majority of the National Council was in favour of a tightening of the Immigration and Integration Law:

  • a permanent residence permit (C-permit) should only be issued to those who are de-monstrably well-integrated;
  • in addition, there should be to no legal right to a C-permit;
  • the immigration status of a person should, in future, be revocable at any time if they show no willingness to integrate.
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11 November 2015

Is there nothing money can’t buy?

Third-country nationals and a portion of the EU/EFTA citizens who wish to apply for a permanent residence permit in Switzerland must speak the language of the relevant canton to a certain degree. Canton Zug is now planning, as the first canton, to loosen this criterion and allow applicants to compensate for their lack of language skills elsewhere. If you have an income of CHF 1 million and assets under management of CHF 20 million then you're in the race.

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