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Old 09.12.2015, 16:17
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Considering that fees are a fraction of what they are in the US, it could be really worth looking into.
Would still need around 20,000-25,000 a year, but might be worth looking into.

https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz...-of-living.pdf

If you're living with your girlfriend you could cut some of those costs.
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Thank you all so much for the responses. My parents are eligible for Irish citizenship but I'm removed sadly. I'm going to continue looking for openings and making contact for ones that look promising. But I'm also going to look beyond Switzerland - even a places in Europe with direct flights to Zurich would be better than remaining here.
There are several possibilities for American citizens to work in Europe that have been mentioned previously on EF:

1) Netherlands: Under DAFT (Dutch-American Friendship Treaty) US citizens, who become self-employed/ start a business in the Netherlands, can receive a residence permit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAFT_%28treaty%29

2) Germany:
a. US citizens (and citizens of some other developed countries) can move to Germany, find a job (or possibly become self-employed) and then register within 90 days for a residence permit.

http://germany.usembassy.gov/acs/working_in_germany/

b. Blue Card: highly qualified non-EU citizens can obtain Blue Cards to work and live in Germany.

Suggest searching ToyTownGermany.com forum, which is a sister forum to EF, for more information.

3) Austrian Red-White-Red Card: Similar to the Blue Card for Germany, Austria offers a Red-White-Red Card for highly qualified non-EU citizens. American citizens are one of the top recipients of this permit.

http://www.migration.gv.at/en/types-...-red-card.html
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Regarding the concubine permit, your girlfriend would have to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years and I'm not sure you could work with that permit or not. But not all the cantons have this permit, unmarried couples aren't really recognised here. Another condition would be that you'd have to live with her so if she's based in Zurich you wouldn't have the option of living in Aargau unless she's prepared to move there to enable her to apply for a permit for you.
The Höfner Volksblatt reports today that Paris Hilton, who lives with her boyfriend in Schindellegi (Schwyz), officially registered at the Feusisberg commune. Although the article does not indicate the kind of residence permit she has, it might be a reasonable guess that it is a concubine permit. At any rate, this couple is somehow managing to live together in Switzerland:

http://www.hoefner.ch/index.cfm?id=5...s&ressort=home
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The Höfner Volksblatt reports today that Paris Hilton, who lives with her boyfriend in Schindellegi (Schwyz), officially registered at the Feusisberg commune. Although the article does not indicate the kind of residence permit she has, it might be a reasonable guess that it is a concubine permit. At any rate, this couple is somehow managing to live together in Switzerland:

http://www.hoefner.ch/index.cfm?id=5...s&ressort=home
Many rich Americans get a permit to live in Switzerland... look at Tina Turner (pre naturalisation), I assume they do a tax deal that benefits the Canton!
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The Höfner Volksblatt reports today that Paris Hilton, who lives with her boyfriend in Schindellegi (Schwyz), officially registered at the Feusisberg commune.

Extrapolating anything from this to the OP's situation might perhaps be... naive.
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Extrapolating anything from this to the OP's situation might perhaps be... naive.
Yearh, I imagine the OP isn't worth in excess of $100 million.

It appears that Paris might have a claim on Italian citizenship. Her great-grandfather, who surname was Avanzino, was an Italian. Under Italian citizenship by descent rules, Paris could have Italian citizenship and live here as an Italian:

"Kathy Hilton (Paris' mother) is the daughter of Kathleen Mary (née Dugan; 1938–2002) and Laurence K. Avanzino (1935–1997). Her paternal grandfather was of Italian descent. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Hilton

"Theoretically, anybody with a grandparent born in Italy can claim citizenship, just as a prospective Irish citizen can. In fact, Italy is even more generous: you can even claim citizenship through an Italian-born great-grandfather on either side. (But not a great-grandmother.)"

http://thebillfold.com/2014/11/how-t...ry-by-country/
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Seriously doubt it. She only needs to show she can support herself financially without working and get a permit of her own. As Island Monkey said she's probably done a tax deal too.
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20 Minuten says this about Paris Hilton's registration in Canton Schwyz and her taxes:

"Welcome, Paris Hilton! The society lady has now officially registered herself in Schindellegi in Canton Schwyz. City clerk Hans Pater Spälti explained to 20 Minuten that Hilton will indeed pay taxes in Canton Schwyz. How much is however secret. "There is certainly not a special welcome present for her", continuted Spälti."

http://www.20min.ch/people/internati...zerin-15275780
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To summarize, Paris Hilton might qualify for these three permits to live with her beau in Switzerland:

1) Concubinage permit
2) EU citizen (Italian citizenship through her great-grandfather)
3) "Important public interest" permit

As the Concubinage permit looks cumbersome and there is nothing to indicate that Ms Hilton has Italian citizenship, it could be that she obtained a B permit due to her wealth:

"In 2008 a new law came into force allowing the cantons to grant the famous B-Permit for residence under certain conditions. In case of “important public interests” the cantons are authorized to give green light to the B-permits. According to my professional experiences with Russian applicants the purpose is very clear: “Rich taxpayers have open doors in most of the cantons in Switzerland if they are ready to be taxed based on an income of CHF 500’000 per year.” "

http://www.swiss-banking-lawyers.com...idence-permit/

At 2014 there were 14 US citizens who had qualified for a B permit under these special rules:

http://www.parlament.ch/d/suche/seit...ch_id=20141014
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Blick reports that Paris Hilton received a type D visa on November 16, 2015 allowing her to stay more than 90 days in Switzerland. The Swiss Federal Migration (SEM) website says this about a D visa:

"A Type D visa is required for stays of more than 90 days. This visa is a national visa, issued to people who wish to stay in Switzerland legally and for a prolonged period of time. Stays subject to type D visa requirements need to be previously authorised by the appropriate authorities Type D visas are typically issued to people wishing to work or study in Switzerland, and for purposes of family reunification or lengthy medical treatment."

The article does not mention the type of Swiss residence permit Paris Hilton has obtained.

Blick also writes that Paris Hilton wants to become a Swiss citizen!

http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/paris-...id4454504.html
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