Immigration services

Processing work and residence permits

For all international visitors entering Switzerland, it is necessary to obtain a residence and work permit.

It is important to be aware that the specific requirements for obtaining this permit differ based primarily on the nationality of the individual relocating, whether they are citizens of the European Union (E.U) or non-E.U citizens. Depending on your unique circumstances, Lodge Relocation is dedicated to gathering all necessary documentation, initiating the application process with Swiss authorities, and providing comprehensive support throughout the entire process.


At Lodge Relocation, our devoted team consists of in-house immigration experts, each specializing in their designated cantons. We provide invaluable support to relocating our clients, guiding them through crucial procedures such as registration at City Hall and the Biometric Center.

Our central aim is to streamline communication and optimize the coordination of the relocation process, while offering the convenience of a single point of contact for both transferees and our client companies.

We currently manage manage over 300 permit requests annually throughout Switzerland, including the cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Zurich, Zug, Lugano, and Basel.

There are four main permit options: 

  • permit – Valid for a maximum of one year, with the convenience of automatic renewal for an additional year.
  • B permit – Designed for the long term, this permit extends for 5 years.
  • G permit – Tailored for cross-border situations.
  • C permit – Geared towards long-term establishment.

Advice and support

Our goal is to facilitate your transition with transparent communication, prompt and thorough responses and regular updates throughout your journey.