Village of Sarnen and view of the Melchtal mountains

Moving here from abroad

Taking up residence in Switzerland

Because of its economic stability and high quality of living, Switzerland is internationally recognized as an extremely attractive place to live. Residing in Switzerland, therefore, has many advantages.

With the accession of Switzerland to the Schengen Agreement, every working EU citizen may take up residence in Switzerland without great effort.

Self-employed EU citizens are required to dispose of sufficient financial means as well as health and accident insurance.

Special conditions apply to citizens from outside the European Union wishing to move to Switzerland. We would be happy to personally provide you with infor­mation.

Additional and more detailed infor­mation on taking up residence in Switzerland are available from the Obwalden Office for Migration or the Federal Office for Migration.

Lake Sarnen
The Lake Sarnen region in all its glory – view from Oberwilen towards Giswil
Lake Lungerer in winter
Lake Lungern – a fishing paradise for young and old!