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According to the EU-coordination laws a border worker is considered as a person pursuing an activity as an employed or self-employed person in a Member State and who resides in another Member State to which he returns as a rule daily or at least once a week (Art. 1 (f) of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004). Border wokers in Switzerland are persons who have their residence in the EU/EFTA and have an employment in Switzerland. Border workers in Switzerland receive a border worker’s permit.
For residents resp. immigrants a distinction is made between persons who stay in Switzerland long-term for a specific purpose with or without an employment (residence permit B). Persons with a residence permit B generally have their residence in Switzerland. On the other hand persons with a short-term residence permit L usually stay for less than one year and also for a specific purpose with or without an employment in Switzerland. For short-term residents with a permit L the cantonal authority generally assumes that the residence is located abroad. Exceptions may apply.
Pensioners are persons who are no (longer) employed and receive one of the following pensions:
Pensioners with residence in the EU/EFTA are subject to a compulsory health insurance in Switzerland.