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Old 14.09.2020, 03:42
NotSwissEnough NotSwissEnough is offline
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Re: Police knocking on the door asking for ID

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To be clear:

1) Anyone living in Switzerland without a valid residence permit may be questioned by the competent authorities. If so, only the police have the right to ask to see an identity document. Not having a valid permit or a visa is sufficient grounds for an arrest..
You ever hear of tourists?

Except for this year, my parents have visited me twice a year for several years now. I'm fairly certain they don't go to random tourists and arrest them for not being legal residents when they don't live here. A lot of tourists do in fact stay in furnished apartments. A month-long stay will run a lot cheaper in a furnished studio than in a hotel. My parents generally stay with me, but I have colleagues that put their parents up in furnished apartements in the centre for visits.

This probably isn't a good way to treat tourists. Now that I know the police could do this, I probably won't recommend these flats to anyone I know.