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Living in Switzerland for three months

Hello,

I have always wanted to live in Switzerland, but i also want to visit the rest of Europe.

From what i have been reading, you are only allowed to stay up to three months in most European countries that are part of the Schengen agreement.

But from what I understand, Switzerland is not part of the agreement, therefore I could stay in Switzerland for three months, then travel in europe for three months, then go back to Switzerland for three months.

Is this correct?

If I wanted to stay longer, and I have income, don't need a job, is it difficult to get a residency visa?

Thank you for your help!
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Re: Living in Switzerland for three months

Yes that's correct,in fact, if you had enough money,you could spend your entire life travelling, spending three months here and three months there.

As for the residency permit, I do not know enough to advise you, however I can only say, ' if you have plenty of money, and you meet the government's requirements,don't see a problem.'
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Re: Living in Switzerland for three months

It's not so much a matter of Schengen, or even the EU. I am both a British & Swiss citizen, but I cannot work or live in the USA if I fancy it. Likewise you cannot up sticks and come here.

You are required to have something like a close Swiss relative/connection or a job/job offer, which generally cannot be filled by a Swiss or a EU citizen.

But, if you come here and can convince a community that you are bringing enough money/income with you to not only support yourself, but reduce that community's taxes, then you could likely cut a deal...
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But, if you come here and can convince a community that you are bringing enough money/income with you to not only support yourself, but reduce that community's taxes, then you could likely cut a deal...
Thank you for the reply.

I have a verifable income, I am not looking for work.

when you say "can convine a community", are you referring to a community in Switzerland, or are you referring to countries in Europe in general?

I am looking to apply for a residency visa, but want to verify a contingency plan if my application falls through.
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