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You are a foreign national wishing to buy real estate (house, apartment, land) in Switzerland. Under certain circumstances, you will need a permit.
As an EU/EFTA citizen living in Switzerland, you enjoy the same rights as Swiss citizens when it comes to buying real estate, meaning you do not need a permit.
You do not require a permit to buy a main residence (e.g. single-family house or owner-occupied flat) or building land where you live if you meet the following requirements:
You will require a permit in order to purchase the following types of apartment:
Owning real estate in Switzerland does not confer any entitlement to a residence permit.
If you live abroad, you may purchase real estate but certain restrictions apply. Contact the cantonal authorities for more information (land registry office or inspectorate).
No permit is needed for the purchase of land to be used for economic activities.
If you wish to buy a house, flat or land, contact the authorities (land registry office or inspectorate) to find out whether you meet all of the necessary requirements or whether you need to obtain a permit.