Switzerland – Integration Required for Some Permit Holders

Posted on August 23, 2018

The Swiss government has implemented a policy for foreigners to integrate.  Foreign nationals obtaining temporary residence (B permits) and permanent residence (C permits) may now be required to sign an integration agreement and take language courses. The one year transition… Read more »


Switzerland – Reminder: Obligation to Advertise Certain Jobs Now Effective

Posted on July 16, 2018

  Effective July 1, 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 8% or above have to test the Swiss labor market by advertising. This threshold will be lowered to 5% from January 1,… Read more »


Switzerland – 2017 Quotas for EU/EFTA L and B Permits for Assignees Exhausted

Posted on December 4, 2017

  The 2017 quota for short-term L permits and long-term B permits for assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled. For new, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland but remain… Read more »


Switzerland – Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2018

Posted on October 11, 2017

  The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the work permit quotas for 2018. Which work permits are affected? The quotas are imposed on a national, rather than per-company, basis, on long-term B permits and short-term L permits. B… Read more »


Switzerland – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

The quota for L permits for the second quarter of 2017, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled. Who is Affected? New, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland… Read more »


Switzerland – Increased Quotas for non-EU/EFTA Work Permits in 2017

Posted on October 13, 2016

The Swiss government has decided the quotas for highly qualified workers from non-European Union (EU)/European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, as well as for assignees from EU/EFTA countries.  The quotas for non EU/EFTA nationals have been increased by 500 per… Read more »


Switzerland – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2016

Posted on August 26, 2016

The quota for L permits for the third quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled. Who is Affected? New, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland… Read more »


Switzerland – Bulgaria and Romania Nationals No Longer Subject To Quotas Starting June 1st

Posted on April 29, 2016

The Swiss government has confirmed that starting June 1, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania will no longer be subject to quotas. This will entitle the foreign nationals to free movement and full access to the Swiss labor market.   Therefore,… Read more »


SWITZERLAND –Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for First Quarter of 2016

Posted on March 4, 2016

The quota for L permits for the first quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled. Who is Affected? New, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland… Read more »


SWITZERLAND – Short Term Work Exemption Explained

Posted on February 26, 2016

Authorities in Switzerland have recently clarified the details of the short-term work exemption that permits foreign nationals to work in Switzerland for a period of up to eight days per year without first having to obtain work permits or register…. Read more »