The Swiss authorities online
Everything you need to know about entering and staying in Switzerland for a short stay, to study, to work or to spend your retirement.
Here you will find information on requirements that must be met in order to enter Switzerland for short stays (of up to three months).
Do I need a visa in order to enter Switzerland? Overview of visa requirements and application procedures.
What information must these documents contain and when do I need them?
B, C, G permits, etc. – overview of the different permits for EU/EFTA citizens and third-country nationals and how to renew them.
Many foreign nationals choose to come to Switzerland to study or retire. What requirements must be met in order to remain in Switzerland without pursuing gainful employment?
If you run the risk of being persecuted or deprived of liberty in your country of origin, then you may apply for asylum in Switzerland. Here you will find information about how to do so.
Here you will find information on what to do if you lose your residence permit and how to obtain a new one.
When can divorced or widowed foreign nationals and their children remain in Switzerland following the divorce or spouse's death?