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Job as security/bodyguard in switzerland

In bosnia i used to be a private bodyguard for 4 people through 2005 to 2013 until i moved into switzerland.
Now I've been looking stuff up, I found a site that trains people for such jobs and one requirement was shooting guns, which i know how to do but i have to take a swiss course for it. When i went online to look up where i can do this, i found "Schnupper-Schiessen" and i read this :

Angehörige folgender Nationen sind gemäss CH-Waffengesetz von der Teilnahme ausgeschlossen:
Albanien
Algerien
Sri Lanka
Kosovo
Mazedonien
Bosnien und Herzegowina
Serbien
Türkei


does this mean i cannot be security/bodyguard/police if im not from switzerland, if so thats rather stupid and i might even move from switzerland. If not what do i have to do so i can do this job professionally.
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Re: Job as security/bodyguard in switzerland

I can't speak for Swiss regulations with respect to carrying a firearm for professional purposes. However, with respect to local gun laws, unfortunately certain nationalities are excluded to own a firearm. Either way, you will need a C-permit to go out and buy a gun (any gun, even the ones on pressured air).



Joining the police is impossible without Swiss citizenship.



I think your best bet is to get in touch with the private security firms (such as Securitas et. al) for security of events, shops, businesses. I know Securitas in this region employs many people from France or non-Swiss.
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does this mean i cant own a gun if i dont have a swiss pass, because i have a C visa, or am i completely locked out of doing this job privately

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does this mean i cant own a gun if i dont have a swiss pass, because i have a C visa, or am i completely locked out of doing this job privately
¨I have a B-Permit sorry

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Old 09.01.2021, 13:40
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Re: Job as security/bodyguard in switzerland

Well, you don't have to have Swiss nationality. If you had one that's not on the proscribed list, you'd probably be ok with that.

But as a Bosnia/Hergzegovinan, even a C permit won't let you have a gun.
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Well, you don't have to have Swiss nationality. If you had one that's not on the proscribed list, you'd probably be ok with that.

But as a Bosnia/Hergzegovinan, even a C permit won't let you have a gun.

I have a Croatian pass as i worked abroad, would that maybe allow me to get a gun license, if not do i have to get a swiss pass and then be able to own a firearm ?
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does this mean i cannot be security/bodyguard/police if im not from switzerland, if so thats rather stupid and i might even move from switzerland.
Why is it rather stupid?
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Why is it rather stupid?

the fact of my nationality being bosnian restricts me from doing a certain job
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I have a Croatian pass as i worked abroad, would that maybe allow me to get a gun license, if not do i have to get a swiss pass and then be able to own a firearm ?
With a C permit, yes.

That certain nationalities are excluded has its reasons.
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Re: Job as security/bodyguard in switzerland

You can be a security guard, but without a weapon.
Even a baton is a weapon here in switzerland .
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the fact of my nationality being bosnian restricts me from doing a certain job
I assume if you're applying for a gun license you need to list all your nationalities and the authorities will verify.

That said, does anyone know - aren't there security jobs where the person is not armed with a gun? (edit - thanks blackbird)
OP's obsession with a gun is sending off alarm bells for me.
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That said, does anyone know - aren't there security jobs where the person is not armed with a gun?
Plenty. The ones that pay 3600 CHF per month.
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Either way, you will need a C-permit to go out and buy a gun (any gun, even the ones on pressured air).
Not true. Foreign persons with out permit C however need the approval from their home country.
For more details see the Federal Weapons Act.
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I assume if you're applying for a gun license you need to list all your nationalities and the authorities will verify.

That said, does anyone know - aren't there security jobs where the person is not armed with a gun? (edit - thanks blackbird)
OP's obsession with a gun is sending off alarm bells for me.

The only reason i want to work with a firearm is because i used to be a private bodyguard, it gets sticky at times, and a firearm is a good tool in those situations, and i feel comfortable with it. Batons just don't cut it for me.
Would it be possible to work abroad as a bodyguard as i still have connections in Bosnia/Croatia and Italy, and not get into legal trouble in switzerland?
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Re: Job as security/bodyguard in switzerland

If you are Croatian and in CH since 2013, why don't you get C?
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If you are Croatian and in CH since 2013, why don't you get C?

I can get a C-Permit this year, and i will, the law used to be having to live in CH for 10 years, and now if its 8, so i have to wait a few months

And im not Croatian, I'm Bosnian but on top of the bosnian pass i have a croatian pass aswell (confusing i know).
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Would it be possible to work abroad as a bodyguard as i still have connections in Bosnia/Croatia and Italy, and not get into legal trouble in switzerland?
The Swiss weapon laws apply to the Swiss territory only. What you do abroad is mostly irrelevant (as long as you do not kill someone).
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The Swiss weapon laws apply to the Swiss territory only. What you do abroad is mostly irrelevant (as long as you do not kill someone).

ok good, i currently and hopefully never have plans to kill someone
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The only reason i want to work with a firearm is because i used to be a private bodyguard, it gets sticky at times, and a firearm is a good tool in those situations, and i feel comfortable with it. Batons just don't cut it for me.
Acquiring and possession of fire armes and other regulated weapons is one thing, carrying is another separate thing (See https://www.fedpol.admin.ch/fedpol/e...fentragen.html).

As you have the Bosnian nationality you are barred from either, unless you get an exemption.

Most police jobs need the Swiss nationality. A few police corps also employ holders of permit C (example canton BS https://www.polizei.bs.ch/karriere/p...ngsprofil.html ).
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I can get a C-Permit this year, and i will, the law used to be having to live in CH for 10 years, and now if its 8, so i have to wait a few months
The law did not change. It is still 10 years regularly, and 5 years with good integration.
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The law did not change. It is still 10 years regularly, and 5 years with good integration.
Art. 34 FNIA

weird, my brother in law got his after 8 years, maybe he was lying?
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