Residence permit Different rules and regulations apply depending on your country of origin and your type of employment. As soon as you have your employment contract or your appointment is confirmed by the corresponding bodies, we will request the necessary residence permit for you. For this purpose, our HR department will ask you at the appropriate time to provide the necessary personal data. Residence permit As a professor with a full, associate or assistant professorship, you will as a rule receive the Swiss C-category settlement permit because of your appointment. This is valid for citizens of the EU/EFTA as well as for citizens belonging to other states. Senior lecturers as well as employees in the administrative area receive a B-category residence permit. This residence permit is tied to a specific purpose of residence, for example family reunification, studying or professional activity, and is valid for a period of five years. When this period has elapsed, you can apply for an extension of a further five years or for a C-category settlement permit. For students and doctoral students from countries that are not members of the EU/EFTA, the residence permit ends no later than six months after completion of studies and lasts no longer than eight years. Cross-border commuters If you retain your primary residence across the border in a neighbouring country, and commute every day, as a rule, between your place of residence and your Swiss workplace, then you will receive a G permit. This permit is valid for a period of five years and can be renewed when it expires. Cross-border commuters or so-called quasi-resident persons are subject to withholding tax at source in Switzerland. Citizens of Non-EU/EFTA states Citizens of states that are not members of the EU/EFTA are, as a rule, only granted residence permits if they are carrying out a professional activity as managers, specialists, experts or otherwise qualified workers, or if they are staying in Switzerland for purposes of study. In this context, it is a question of complying with the agreed limitations on immigration.