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Hallo Everyone,
Recently I moved to Swiss and have B Permit on family reunification visa. I would like to know:

1: Is it possible to start self business on B permit?
2:how to register a small company as I am interested to import surgical instrument from my home country?

Any valueable experience will be highly appreciated.


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Hallo Everyone,
Recently I moved to Switzerland and have B Permit on family reunification visa. I would like to know:

1: Is it possible to start self business on B permit?
As a non-EU citizen married to a non-EU citizen with a B permit you will need to obtain permission to become self-employed/ start a business.

"Non-Swiss nationals with a C permit (settled foreign nationals permit) or a B permit (residence permit) who are married to
1. a Swiss citizen
2. a C permit holder
3. a B permit holder

can generally become self-employed (however, no. 3 is subject to authorization)."

http://www.gruenden.ch/fileadmin/cus...en2_112011.pdf

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2:how to register a small company as I am interested to import surgical instrument from my home country?
When your annual revenues exceed CHF 100'000 you will need to register your business with the commercial register. You will need to pay income taxes on your profits and keep at least a simple set of accounts listing revenues and expenses (P+L).

http://www.gruenden.ch/en/founding-p...iss-nationals/

As these topics have been discussed numerous times on EnglishForum.ch, you might wish to search through the threads for more information.
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Re: small company registration, self business

You can also check https://www.startbiz.ch/en/home.html for what you need to do when starting your company.
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Re: small company registration, self business

My wife, on a B Permit, non EU citizen, was able to register first as

1. self employed / independent (Selbstandig)

and later, once it got going

2. as a proper company with an "AG" at the end

There was no permission sought at any time, her accountant simply set it up.

However, definitely keep all contracts, invoices, receipts, and bank statements.
Tax processing seems to mean every bit of paper is reviewed but the tax authorities, whereas other countries they seems to go to that level of detail if/when you are occasionally audited by the tax authorities.
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Re: small company registration, self business

What can be done does not mean that it is officially accepted or legally correct. Better stick to the official procedure?
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Re: small company registration, self business

I don't think the "authorization" is as full on as it sounds. Perhaps the translation from German makes it sound severe. Asking for "permission" also sounds like it needs to be "formally approved".

In practice, I think it more like, "describe in a few sentences for the commercial register what your business will do, and if that sounds reasonable, clear, above board and not weird in any obvious way, the answer is yes."

Of course, in Switzerland, even things like grilling Bratwurst at an existing cafe requires a very special license and 1-2 year waiting period ( I shit you not), so perhaps for activities requiring a license it might be a very different matter, accepted.

Some activities are highly regulated, like labour hire, recruitment firms, and payroll.

My wife simply set herself as an independent consultant, trainer and coach. Nothing complex.

If any one has any other specific experience of this, I'd be interested.

And the procedure was followed fully, whatever it is, otherwise she wouldn't have been able to register it with the commercial registry and get a company and MWSt number...

Because of some of the inane requirements, it is easy for myths abound about how hard things are in Switzerland (and some outdated requirements no longer exist - like once upon a time, you could not use a bank statement as proof of capital, you had to bring 20,000 set-up-cash to the registry office, and count it out in front of them, that is no longer true).

Setting up a business here is not hard, it better than most of Europe, and some Kantons, like Zug, even specialise in making it easy.
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Re: small company registration, self business

Thanks to all of you for sharing such valuable information and experience. Being layman going to shar my idea but suggest alternative if other possible option is available.

First I am planing to open an E store regarding medical equpments import from Singapore and asia (as product is ISO & CE Certificate) from Singapur. Secondly want to have marketing like door to door campaign (visit doctors) attend exhibitions etc. Then register own company
Please share relevant experience.
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Re: small company registration, self business

Again, make sure you are allowed to start your own business. It may have a "nice" impact if you want to extend your permit and have to show a work contract
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