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Old 23.01.2021, 09:32
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Re: Bring parents to Switzerland (non-EU)

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Since my name has been mentioned:

I'm afraid my research and experience are not germain to your situation, Jennifer, because both I, my husband, and his parents are/were all non-EU. I don't know much about EU chain migration, and nothing at all about rights of Swiss citizens - other than that both seem to have a much easier time bringing parents over.

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FWIW, in case any non-EU person with non-EU parents hopes to do the same thing: AFAIK there is no inherent right to do so, and from my experience the decision is largely down to local authorities, and from my small sample of 'folks I know', the decision and process seems to vary widely.

I've written several posts detailing our experiences, so I won't repeat those here.

Bottom line: If everyone involved is non-EU, first speak to your Gemeinde.

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Jennifer, I wish you and your parents all the best.
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Old 23.01.2021, 12:01
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Oh I haven't lived with my parents since 18 years old... If it turns out that's really the case, then we definitely need a house in order to keep some privacy :s
Living under the same roof could be very stressful. You could look for something like a "Zweifamilienhaus" or "Generationenhaus" (roughly translated as two family house or multi generation house)
This would allow you to live under the same roof but somewhat separate. They do exist but you may have to look further afield.

I do know of someone who bought two apartments and knocked out a wall to connect them. One apartment was for the couple, the other for the one of the couple's parents.

I once had non-EU clients who wanted to move here without needing to work. It seems the only thing that mattered was how much money they had. They were not going to work. I was hired to find them a house to rent, arrange schooling, etc. They had no family here.
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Old 23.01.2021, 12:55
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I once had non-EU clients who wanted to move here without needing to work. It seems the only thing that mattered was how much money they had. They were not going to work. I was hired to find them a house to rent, arrange schooling, etc. They had no family here.
Yes indeed. It should be stressed that much of what has been written on the topic in various other threads applies to us mere mortals. Gazillionaires are a completely different story. If you can afford the entry ticket, the world's Switzerland's your oyster.
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Re: Bring parents to Switzerland (non-EU)

Yes. However, you also need to look at long term cost- they may be fine for a few years, depending on age and health- then in the long term need residential care- and that cost between 4000 à 12'000 francs - A MONTH PER PERSON. Funds go VERY quickly then.
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Re: Bring parents to Switzerland (non-EU)

Thanks everyone for your reply and advices, they are really useful

Thanks very much Meloncollie for sharing your experiences with us non-EUs

In the meanwhile I went to the Kanton Zürich Website and read through the [Familiennachzug] there:
https://www.zh.ch/de/migration-integ...ennachzug.html

Basically my understanding is that, Swiss nationals can bring their parents to Switzerland, if the parents are EU nationals or non-EUs with a residence permit in EU. The prerequisite is that you need to prove that they have enough income to cover the living costs~ (these legal texts are sometimes hard to read, I need to consult my lawyer definitely ^.^)

If that is true, since my parents and I have long term residents permit (for investors) in EU country, after I get my Swiss passport, we need to prove the living costs.

We are Asians, and basically live a very modest life, we are not rich but I hope we don't need to depend on Swiss social warfare either~ Maybe a passive income of 60 - 80K a year is really not enough... I'm also considering renting out my holiday home to get some additional rent~ Or they could even work here a bit? (e.g. teaching small kids piano or something?)

Overall this means that I definitely need to work harder to support my parents if they come here. After all, my parents also invested a lot of time, money and energy during the years I grow up
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Re: Bring parents to Switzerland (non-EU)

Hi Jennifer, just was wondering if you could find an immigration lawyer. I am in the same situation with bringing my parents to CH and are considering to finding a lawyer myself.
Thank you in advance.
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