Blessed with incredible landscapes, abundant greenery, and a peaceful way of living, Switzerland offers a highly attractive lifestyle and stable environment for non EU foreign nationals looking to call this beautiful nation home. The Switzerland Citizenship By Investment Initiative offers just that — a window into living in Switzerland with a residence permit, followed by citizenship after a set number of years.
In this guide, you’ll learn about:
- Financial requirements to receiving Swiss citizenship as a non EU citizen
- Benefits of being a Swiss citizen
- Step-by-step guide to securing Swiss residency
- Plus more!
What is Switzerland citizenship by investment?
High-net-worth individuals and foreign nationals are invited to invest in Switzerland or alternatively, pay a lump sum of tax to the nation, and in turn, receive the right to live in Switzerland via a valid residence permit. Becoming a Swiss citizen is possible after 12 years of maintaining the respective investment.
While Switzerland’s own version of citizenship by investment is a twist between a golden visa/residency scheme and passport by investment program, the premise is the same. You must make a minimum investment to the Swiss economy and are only then rewarded with living in Switzerland and eventual Swiss citizenship. Some most notable citizenship by investment programs include Turkey citizenship by investment, Malta citizenship by investment and Bulgaria citizenship by investment.