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Immigration Lawyer

Law on Foreign Nationals and Permits

Switzerland is one of the most competitive countries in the world. However, Swiss immigration rules are complex and subject to change. We can help you to navigate the thicket of Swiss work and residence permits.

Our immigration experts have precise knowledge of the rules in force and are in close contact with the competent authorities. Swiss immigration is constantly changing due to legislation and practice – particularly since the referendum in favour of restricting mass immigration to Switzerland. Your human resources administrators have to keep pace with these changes. We will help you keep abreast of and properly deal with permits and employment law matters.

What we do for clients

  • You have general questions concerning the legal provisions on foreign nationals.
  • You have to file applications for work and residence permits for citizens of EU/EFTA states or third-countries (with or without gainful employment in Switzerland) or for family reunification.
  • You want to extend work and residence permits.
  • You want to correctly register short-term workers from EU/EFTA states.
  • You have to apply for entry or return visas.
  • You have questions on the Swiss settlement permit (C permit) and how to manage it during stays abroad.
  • You are confronted with special issues such as hardship cases, HR outsourcing or setting up new fields of business in Switzerland.
  • You want to support your foreign staff members who are applying for naturalisation in Switzerland.

Contact us

Ara Samuelian

Ara Samuelian

Tax Director, Head of Immigration, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 19 95