Short stay in Switzerland

Citizens who have obtained a leave for residence abroad and Swiss expatriates liable for military obligations who stay no longer than three months in Switzerland, after an uninterrupted period abroad of at least twelve months, do not have to inform the authorities of their whereabouts. Their military leave for residence abroad is not cancelled and remains valid.

On reception of a justified, written request sent in beforehand, the competent district command for where the applicant is staying can prolong the length of the stay by a maximum of six months.