Visas and residence permit in Switzerland.

Visas and residence permit in Switzerland.
What are the types of entry visas to Switzerland? How can I get a residence permit and permanent residence? How can I find out the addresses of embassies and consulates? We learn about these and other subtleties from the material.
Citizens of Russia to visit Switzerland should get a Schengen visa, as the country is a party to the Schengen Agreement.
Types of Schengen visas:
A TOURIST VISA is needed for persons intending to spend a vacation, with accommodation in a hotel or a rented apartment, or traveling in Switzerland by a tourist bus.
a completed and signed application form (available on the site of the visa center), a passport that expires at least 3 months after the end of the proposed trip; copies of the pages of the passport containing personal data; two color photographs; copies of all completed pages of the civil passport; A certificate from the place of work / study with the signature and stamp of the organization; documents confirming the financial security of the applicant (bank statement, cash at the rate of � 100 per person per day); insurance policy (original and copy) for the entire trip with an amount of insurance coverage of not less than � 30 thousand; hotel reservation, detailed description of the route; for minors – a copy of the birth certificate; for the guest visa – the original invitation; for a transit visa – a visa to the country of final destination (if necessary).
The visa processing deadline is not less than three working days from the moment of payment of the consular fee. The consular fee for citizens of Russia, Moldova, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is 1,600 rubles, and with a negative response is not returned. When submitting documents via the visa center, a service fee of 1035 rubles is additionally paid.
National Swiss visa.
It is necessary for persons going to study or employed for hire. To obtain it, the following documents are required:
three completed and self-signed questionnaires in German, French, Italian or English; a passport whose validity expires not less than 3 months after departure from the Schengen territory; copies of the pages of the passport with personal data and the latest Schengen visas in two copies; four color photographs; for workers – the original and two copies of the employment contract; for students – a letter confirming the fact of enrolling in an educational institution, a guarantee letter from the sponsor, a motivation letter, an autobiography, a training plan, an obligation to leave Switzerland after graduation. All these documents must be submitted in the original + two copies and translated into one of the above languages.
More details about each type of visa and the necessary documents for their receipt can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.
Residence permit (residence permit) in Switzerland.
A temporary residence permit is granted with a visa of category D (national Swiss). Apply for it can:
Citizens employed in Switzerland for employment; citizens accepted for study in Swiss educational institutions. foreign investors (special attention is paid to the number of new jobs created by the investor); wealthy foreigners over 55 years of age who have sufficient funds to reside in the country without employment or other income-generating activities.
The residence permit is usually issued for a period of one year, it can be renewed for 10 years, provided that the grounds for residing in Switzerland still exist.
Getting a permanent residence permit in Switzerland is no less difficult than picking up and buying housing. Apply for permanent residence can foreigners who legally lived in Switzerland for 10 years or more. There are several exceptions to this rule. After five years of residence, citizens of the countries of the European Union, the United States, Canada and some others, as well as immigrants from Russia, the CIS countries, Latin America and Africa, can apply for permanent residence. If they can prove that they have fully integrated into Swiss society, they understand and accept its values and are able to communicate in the language of the canton in which they live.

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