The alpine country Switzerland is famous for wealth and the country was ranked third best country to live in the world. Switzerland has beautiful landscape, numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Switzerland is famous for its ski resorts and hiking trails during winter. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and swiss made chocolate are renowned. Bern is the capital of Switzerland. The real estate prices are extremely high in Zurich, Geneva.

Investment Name

  1. Swiss Residence Program (“Lump sum taxation”)
  2. Swiss Business Investor Program

Minimum Investment

CHF 200,000 per year

Qualifying Investments

  1. Swiss Residence Program: Under this program one must pay CHF 200,000 as lump sum tax to the swiss canton where you live. Depending on the canton this amount could go from CHF 400,000 to CHF 600,000 per years. You cannot work under this program
  2. Swiss Business Investor Program:  Non EU nationals must form a new swiss company or invest in an existing swiss company, provided the turnover no less than CHF 1 million

Visa Type:

Swiss C visa or D visa or Residence permit

Residency Requirements

No requirements but if you want PR/Citizenship, you must take up residency in Switzerland

Permanent Residency

After 10 years of living

Swiss Citizenship

After 12 years of uninterrupted living by naturalisation

Dual Citizenship


Swiss VAT


Swiss Taxes

In Switzerland the taxes are levied at

  1. Federal level– by the Federal Constitution.
  2. Cantonal level – by the canton.
  3. Municipal level –  by the commune, ie. the town you live in.
  4. Church – tax by members of one of the three national churches (Roman and Christian Catholic, as well as Protestant) in swiss cantons