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|EU-27*/EFTA** citizens||Third-state nationals|
*The EU-27 comprises the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Cyprus.
To obtain a residence permit, please contact the cantonal migration authority responsible for your place of residence.
Applications to renew a residence permit must be submitted to the commune of residence no earlier than three months and no later than two weeks prior to date of expiry of the residence permit. You will need to present your residence permit, a valid passport (which must remain valid for at least three months after the date of expiry of the residence permit) and (if available) the letter notifying you that your residence permit is about to expire.
Contact the commune where you live for more detailed information.