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Socto 25.08.2020 12:05

Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Hi all,

I'm a Uk citizen who previously lived in Switzerland, but moved back to London last year after taking up a new job, however with the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home is now a permanent option for me. My partner is considering whether we should move back to Switzerland, but I wanted to know whether anyone has experience of working for a UK company, but living in Switzerland full time?

My company is not based in Switzerland whatsoever, my work will all be UK focused and I'll be paid into my UK accounts, so I won't work in Switzerland or earn an income, but will be able to afford things such as health/private insurance/rent/living costs etc.

Any shared experiences or knowledge would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

bowlie 25.08.2020 12:30

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
What is your partner’s nationality?

And as a Swiss resident you are liable for taxes here.

aSwissInTheUS 25.08.2020 12:48

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Search for ANOBAG

http://www.englishforum.ch/employmen...d-bad-ugl.html
http://www.englishforum.ch/employmen...urzarbeit.html
http://www.englishforum.ch/finance-b...ng-suisse.html

Medea Fleecestealer 25.08.2020 12:59

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Socto (Post 3210520)
Hi all,

I'm a Uk citizen who previously lived in Switzerland, but moved back to London last year after taking up a new job, however with the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home is now a permanent option for me. My partner is considering whether we should move back to Switzerland, but I wanted to know whether anyone has experience of working for a UK company, but living in Switzerland full time?

My company is not based in Switzerland whatsoever, my work will all be UK focused and I'll be paid into my UK accounts, so I won't work in Switzerland or earn an income, but will be able to afford things such as health/private insurance/rent/living costs etc.

Any shared experiences or knowledge would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Won't matter; as bowlie said you'd pay tax here since this is where you'd be resident. You'd also need to have Swiss health insurance.

Another thing you have to consider is the fact that unless the UK/EU come up with some sort of agreement, UK nationals will be treated as non-EU from January 1st 2021 which would make it more difficult for you to move here.

"10. What is the situation for UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020?

UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020 are not covered by the agreement on acquired citizensí rights.

Unless an additional bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the UK is concluded, UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020 must meet the terms of the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA). They would be subject to quotas in such a case.

Switzerland and the UK are conducting talks on a possible future immigration scheme. The exact form of the scheme has not yet been agreed. Any agreement on immigration after the AFMP ceases to apply must respect the terms of the Swiss Constitution (e.g. Art. 121a)."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...rexit/faq.html

kngavl 25.08.2020 13:15

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
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Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 3210542)
Won't matter; as bowlie said you'd pay tax here since this is where you'd be resident. You'd also need to have Swiss health insurance.

Another thing you have to consider is the fact that unless the UK/EU come up with some sort of agreement, UK nationals will be treated as non-EU from January 1st 2021 which would make it more difficult for you to move here.

"10. What is the situation for UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020?

UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020 are not covered by the agreement on acquired citizensí rights.

Unless an additional bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the UK is concluded, UK nationals wanting to move to Switzerland after 31 December 2020 must meet the terms of the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA). They would be subject to quotas in such a case.

Switzerland and the UK are conducting talks on a possible future immigration scheme. The exact form of the scheme has not yet been agreed. Any agreement on immigration after the AFMP ceases to apply must respect the terms of the Swiss Constitution (e.g. Art. 121a)."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...rexit/faq.html

Medea, any idea if quotas will apply for UK nationals already in Switzerland and renewing their permits?

aSwissInTheUS 25.08.2020 13:27

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kngavl (Post 3210545)
Medea, any idea if quotas will apply for UK nationals already in Switzerland and renewing their permits?

Please click on the link posted by Medea and read the details. Specially question/answers 3 and 5 of the FAQ

Medea Fleecestealer 25.08.2020 13:28

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kngavl (Post 3210545)
Medea, any idea if quotas will apply for UK nationals already in Switzerland and renewing their permits?

See the linked FAQ.

bowlie 25.08.2020 13:34

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
People already holding permits situation will not change. New arrivals from 3rd countries will be subject to quotas.

kngavl 25.08.2020 14:14

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3210551)
Please click on the link posted by Medea and read the details. Specially question/answers 3 and 5 of the FAQ

Perfect thanks!

Jim2007 25.08.2020 17:47

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Socto (Post 3210520)
so I won't work in Switzerland or earn an income

It does not matter who you work for, you will work in Switzerland and you will earn a taxable income....

I don't see you fitting in to any of the three broad categories for a permit, unless you are the dependant of a permit holder or your partner is Swiss:
- You are employed by a Swiss company and you are either an EU/EEA citizens or a third country national who's presence has been justified by the employer
- You are an EU/EEA citizen entitled to to establish a business here
- You earn sufficient income to live here from a non economic activity source: royalties, investing, pension or savings.

I guess you'll have to see what happens after BREXIT.

DL21 27.08.2020 00:03

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim2007 (Post 3210709)
It does not matter who you work for, you will work in Switzerland and you will earn a taxable income....

I don't see you fitting in to any of the three broad categories for a permit, unless you are the dependant of a permit holder or your partner is Swiss:
- You are employed by a Swiss company and you are either an EU/EEA citizens or a third country national who's presence has been justified by the employer
- You are an EU/EEA citizen entitled to to establish a business here
- You earn sufficient income to live here from a non economic activity source: royalties, investing, pension or savings.

I guess you'll have to see what happens after BREXIT.

he'll fit into the 3rd category. he has foreign income and can support himself. he'll file a tax return here, pay swiss tax and claim back crazy UK tax for all the days he wasn't in the UK. easy B permit and eventual C.

Jim2007 27.08.2020 00:20

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
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Originally Posted by DL21 (Post 3211274)
he'll fit into the 3rd category. he has foreign income and can support himself. he'll file a tax return here, pay swiss tax and claim back crazy UK tax for all the days he wasn't in the UK. easy B permit and eventual C.

He stated that he will work for a UK based company, that is an economic activity - not royalties, not investment income, not pension and not savings.

Medea Fleecestealer 27.08.2020 06:36

Re: Will it be possible for me to move to Switzerland?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim2007 (Post 3211277)
He stated that he will work for a UK based company, that is an economic activity - not royalties, not investment income, not pension and not savings.

Yet many people have used an ANOBAG to do exactly what he wants to do. :rolleyes: Has been done, can be done.


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