Switzerland’s first quarter quota for EU national foreign workers has been fulfilled. As a result, in some cantons of Switzerland, work permit applications filed after February 1st, 2015 will be rejected. Other cantons of Switzerland may process these applications once the second quarter quotas are released on April 1st, 2015 but only on a first come, first serve basis. This initiative is tentative as it depends on the volume of applications and the discretion of the cantonal officers. Please note that depending on the canton of Switzerland, employers may be permitted to file work permit applications as early as one month prior to the release of the next quota’s quota numbers. EU nationals should be aware of these developments and plan their applications accordingly.

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