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You live in Switzerland and would like your family to move here. Different requirements apply, depending on the country of origin.
EU/EFTA citizens holding a Swiss residence permit may bring the following family members to Switzerland under the family reunification programme, regardless of their nationality:
The following requirements must be met in order for family reunification to take place:
Upon arrival in Switzerland, family members must present the following documents:
The residence permits of your family members have the same period of validity as your own. Spouses and children of EU/EFTA citizens may also take up work in Switzerland. Exception: If the spouse and/or children of Croatian nationals hold a short-stay permit (Type L), they may only take up employment after obtaining authorisation (prior verification of salary and working conditions).