Residence permits for EU/EFTA nationals

Starting in November 2019 the new resident permit in credit card format without a chip will be issued to all members of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The rollout will be done canton by canton until July 2021. The new format will also be distributed to third country nationals in possession of a border crossers permit (Category G) or working spouses and children of members of foreign representations and international organisations (Category Ci).

  • The cantons of Geneva (L), Schwyz (all), St. Gallen (G) and Thurgau (all) and as well as the city of Bern (C and Ci) will be the first to issue the new permits.
  • From January 2020 the cantons Appenzell Ausserrhoden (all), Nidwalden (all) and Uri (all).
  • From February 2020 the cantons Appenzell Innerrhoden (all), Graubünden (C and Ci) and Zurich (all).

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