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Moving to Zurich

Hi,

I'll be moving to Zurich beginning of October. I will have international role, so I'll spend very little time in Zurich (maybe few days per month). I'll be traveling around Europe most of the time.

Can this be an issue for Swiss Authorities? I'm EU national (Ireland), so I should have B permit.

Also, my family doesn't want to move to Switzerland yet, but they may consider doing so in the future. Do they need to register? And if they stay abroad, can this be an issue with permit?

Sorry for silly questions, but I want to be sure I won't do anything wrong.

Thank you
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Old 16.09.2018, 21:06
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Re: Moving to Zurich

Welcome to the Forum. Your family don't have to register if they don't come with you. I'm not sure how or if the permit would work if you're only here a few days per month, though. Hopefully someone will be along soon with links to helpful info.
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Old 16.09.2018, 22:58
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Can this be an issue for Swiss Authorities? I'm EU national (Ireland), so I should have B permit.
No. You're on a Swiss contract with a salary paid by a Swiss company/affiliate. They couldn't care less whether you spend every day here or just 3 days a year.

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Do they need to register?
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And if they stay abroad, can this be an issue with permit?
Don't understand this one. If they don't move here, why would they need a permit for here? So no, no an issue, they simply won't get any.
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Re: Moving to Zurich

Thanks for responses, I was wondering that if I will in SWITZERLAND only for few days per month how this can impact my permit and residency status
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Old 17.09.2018, 19:46
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Re: Moving to Zurich

You might become resident for tax purposes by virtue of spending enough time in another country other than Switzerland.

Without knowing where you will spend most of your time itís difficult to say. Better check with a tax lawyer in Ireland as your family remains there. (Are you married?)
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Re: Moving to Zurich

Yes, I'm married. If I will become tax resident in Ireland (non resident in Switzerland), how this can impact my permit? Or I can hold B-permit and still be non-resident in Switzerland?
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Yes, I'm married. If I will become tax resident in Ireland (non resident in Switzerland), how this can impact my permit? Or I can hold B-permit and still be non-resident in Switzerland?

Yes you can have a B permit and be Tax Resident elsewhere.


You pay tax in CH first (if you are paid in CH) then back in the home country they will take the difference... so in effect you pay the highest tax rate that applies in both countries. Plus 2 set of accountants fees.


Doesn't affect your permit. May affect your wallet. Will not be best/cheapest way to do it.


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Yes you can have a B permit and be Tax Resident elsewhere.


You pay tax in CH first (if you are paid in CH) then back in the home country they will take the difference... so in effect you pay the highest tax rate that applies in both countries. Plus 2 set of accountants fees.


Doesn't affect your permit. May affect your wallet. Will not be best/cheapest way to do it.


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Thanks and do I have to rent an apartment in Zurich if I’ll be there spending only few days per month? Can’t I just go to hotel when I’m there? Thanks
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Thanks and do I have to rent an apartment in Zurich if Iíll be there spending only few days per month? Canít I just go to hotel when Iím there? Thanks
Being a resident here means you're registered as living at a specific address and paying Swiss health insurance - not popping into a hotel for a day or two a month.

I seem to recall EU citizens not living in border zones can also be frontaliers. Why not keep your residency in Ireland and get a G permit for Switzerland?
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Can you have G permit while living in Ireland? I understand G permit only applies to Swiss neighboring countries
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