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Starting a Company, Hiring Swiss?

Hello,

Just a quick question. If a person wanted to start a business in Switzerland, not currently holding a B-Permit, I know that they'd have to hire Swiss to get the permit.

Does anybody know how many Swiss have to be hired?

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Old 02.08.2011, 15:32
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Re: Starting a Company, Hiring Swiss?

You think that to get a work permit for yourself, you need to hire Swiss people to work for you? Really? I never heard that......

I think there may be some "All dogs have four legs therefore anything with four legs in a dog" type logic here.

To get a permit you will need to demonstrate certain things about your new business like the ability to support yourself financially......and you are probably more likely to get such permission if you show that the workers for your business are here already rather than that you need to import them.

But I never heard anything like - create 10 new swiss jobs and we give you a permit in return
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Hello,

Just a quick question. If a person wanted to start a business in Switzerland, not currently holding a B-Permit, I know that they'd have to hire Swiss to get the permit.

Does anybody know how many Swiss have to be hired?

Thanks!
Not so. The only requirement is for a resident director with signing authority - as long as the person lives in Switzerland they do not need to be Swiss.
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Why would starting a Swiss company and hiring 'Swiss' get you a work permit?

Clutching at straws a bit aren't we?
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Re: Starting a Company, Hiring Swiss?

Hi

Im a british swiss dual national (IT Engineer) from Brighton, Im looking to start a nirtual office in Geneva.

What are you after, can I help you out, as Im able to be a director of a company as I have a swiss passport.

What was your idea,or would you prefer to call me?

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Old 18.07.2012, 23:09
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Re: Starting a Company, Hiring Swiss?

A lot depends upon what kind of company you're planning to open.

If you want to be self-employed, all you need is a residency ("B") permit.

If you want to open a limited company (GmbH or AG), then you must have a Swiss citizen as "chairman" with signature rights. This is not as dramatic as it sounds, as there are plenty of Swiss accountants or lawyers who offer this service for a moderate fee.

If you are opening a limited company, keep in mind that you need to have a pile of cash available for a while - 25 KCHF for a GmbH and 100 KCHF for an AG (although you can "float" part of the starting capital, but this is a risk if your company goes bankrupt, because you will have to come up with this money at that time).

A lot also depends upon where you want to open the company - each Canton has its own set of rules ...
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Re: Starting a Company, Hiring Swiss?

I have heard something along these lines before, but not about getting a permit in the first place. If a non-Swiss sets up a company and their permit needs renewing the canton can take into account the value of the company to the Swiss economy. One way of measuring can be the number of Swiss employed. This is only anecdotal though - I have never seen it written anywhere. It is probably more about just presenting the best possible impression to the authorities when it comes to permit renewal.

I find it highly doubtful though that any canton have a fixed number required, or that anyone can just set up a company, hire a few locals and then receive the desired permit... that would be a bit fishy and open to all sorts of abuse.
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Hi

Im a british swiss dual national (IT Engineer) from Brighton, Im looking to start a nirtual office in Geneva.

What are you after, can I help you out, as Im able to be a director of a company as I have a swiss passport.

What was your idea,or would you prefer to call me?

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You don't need a Swiss passport in order to be a company director. merely residency.

Plus, this thread is a bit old....
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Plus, this thread is a bit old....
Well spotted, hadn't noticed the original date. Wonder if the OP ever got his permit ...

... go on, how much did it cost...?
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