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How to immigrate to Switzerland

Switzerland has one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the world. Most of these people come from Europe. Recently workers have been attracted to Switzerland above all by the healthy economy and the introduction of the free movement of people. However, the high proportion of foreign residents is also the result of strict naturalisation guidelines, which makes becoming Swiss quite a challenge. 


Asylum in Switzerland

Anyone can apply for asylum in Switzerland, but applicants must prove or at least credibly demonstrate their refugee status.

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Foreigner voting rights

Only Swiss citizens can vote and stand for election nationally. But in some cantons and municipalities, foreigners have certain political rights.

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