Retirement abroad

Image of a house floating on the sea
Houseboat in Thailand © Manfred Werner - CC BY 3.0

Before you make preparations for leaving the country, be sure to obtain all the necessary information about the living conditions in the country of destination and the potential consequences of emigrating.

Neccessary information

Topics relating to retirement abroad: residence permit, health insurance, receiving your pension abroad, tax regulations and language proficiency

Residence permit

Conditions to be met and offices that issue the residence permits

Financial matters

Preconditions and procedures to transfer Old-Age, Survivors' and Invalidity Insurance pensions abroad

Other points to bear in mind

Consider the living conditions in the country

Taxes

Pensions in Switzerland are subject to the double taxation agreement or the withholding tax of the country concerned