The Swiss government has announced the quotas for highly qualified workers from non-European Union/European Free Trade Agreement countries, as well as for assignees from EU/EFTA countries.
2019 Quotas for Non-EU/EFTA Nationals
In 2019, companies in Switzerland can recruit foreign national specialists from non-EU/EFTA countries up to the following national quotas:
- 4000 L permits;
- 4500 B permits.
As in previous years, half of the quota will be allocated to the cantons, with the other half kept as a Federal Reserve.
2019 Quotas for EU/EFTA National Assignees
The quotas for assignees from EU/EFTA countries to Switzerland for more than 90 and for more than 120 days will be the following:
- 3000 L permits;
- 500 B permits.
These quotas will be allocated to the cantons on a quarterly basis, as before.
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