Travellers with their luggage at Zurich airport
International mobility has increased in the past years and will remain particularly important in the future. © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

There are many different reasons for temporary or permanent residence abroad ranging from being employed or retiring abroad. If you wish to emigrate from Switzerland, you have to follow many legal regulations and overcome a number of administrative hurdles.

You can find extensive information in the following rubrics to help you devise and carry out your plans.

Emigration checklist

Emigrating: before and after What you need to do and when.

Working abroad

How to find a job, submit an application, to recognize your diplomas and other useful information

Retirement abroad

What you should know about retirement abroad and how you can prepare for it

Publications and statistics

Swissemigration issues various publications (guides and country dossiers) and statistics on various topics

Guide – Emigration

This guide is intended for Swiss citizens who leave Switzerland permanently to settle and work abroad. The content and the statements are based on official and legal dispositions which are valid for Swiss nationals.

Guidebook “Emigration”

Glossary “Swiss Emigration”