International mobility has increased in the past years and will remain particularly important in the future. © FDFA, Presence Switzerland
There are many different reasons for temporary or permanent residence abroad ranging from being employed or retiring abroad. If you wish to emigrate from Switzerland, you have to follow many legal regulations and overcome a number of administrative hurdles.
You can find extensive information in the following rubrics to help you devise and carry out your plans.
Emigrating: before and after What you need to do and when.
How to find a job, submit an application, to recognize your diplomas and other useful information
What you should know about retirement abroad and how you can prepare for it
Information about countries
The FDFA offers detailed dossiers on the topic “living and working abroad” for the major destinations. These files are availabe in German, French and Italian.
Spotlight on the Swiss community abroad
The Swiss community abroad and the Confederation
Issue no. 62
and e-dossier no. 63
of Politorbis contain background information and a wealth of interesting facts about Swiss emigrants
Relations with the Swiss Abroad
Consular Directorate CD
Helpline +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33
The FDFA online
Social media channels
Swiss representations abroad
Federal Administration online
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA