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Freezing a C permit. Implications...

Hello all.
We may need to freeze our C permit (probably for 2 years). What will be the main implications?
- is it like leaving Switzerland (but with the option to return)?
- will we have to stop our health insurance (and then re-apply when back)?
- will there be tax implications (e.g. do annual reports, taxation on assets, etc)?
- will it negatively impact any naturalization process (e.g. zero our time in Switzerland)?

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Re: Freezing a C permit. Implications...

Can only help with the following.
You can leave for up to 2 years. After that the permit expires.

You can stop paying the health insurance, but you have the option to pay a small annual amount which will allow you to be re-insured under your present terms and conditions.

I'm not 100% sure, but you'd only pay (the usual) tax on fixed property.

Yes, it will impact negatively on your application to be naturalised Swiss.
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Re: Freezing a C permit. Implications...

Re-apply for insurance is only relevant if you have more than just basic insurance.

Non-residents are not taxed. But real estate might be.

The minimum residency time in the commune/canton will reset. This period is 2 two 5 years depending on commune/canton. The federal residency time does not reset. If you have a pending naturalization application it will become void.
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Re: Freezing a C permit. Implications...

Whatever you are doing, if your long term plans mean living in Switzerland, then paying your state pension(s) in those absent years might be a good idea...
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Whatever you are doing, if your long term plans mean living in Switzerland, then paying your state pension(s) in those absent years might be a good idea...
Greatly depends on where you are going, I was unable to do so as I was moving to an EU country.
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Re: Freezing a C permit. Implications...

I believe that you can only ‘freeze’ your C permit with agreement from the commune/canton.

You should check with your commune first. And have a good reason.
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