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 »


SWITZERLAND – Quotas for Work Permits in 2016 Announced

Posted on November 20, 2015

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. The quotas announced are the same as those for 2015. Which Work Permits are… Read more »


SWITZERLAND – Work Permit Quota Reached

Posted on November 20, 2015

Switzerland’s fourth quarter quota of 500 available L-Permits, has now been reached. Employers and assignees will have to wait until the new quarter, on January 1, 2016, to apply for an L-Permit. However, L-Permit applications were approved prior to the… Read more »


SWITZERLAND – Quotas for Work Permits in 2016 Announced

Posted on November 13, 2015

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. The quotas announced are the same as those for 2015. Which Work Permits are… Read more »


SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2015

Posted on August 7, 2015

The quota for L permits for the third quarter of 2015, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) and 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 – L-Permit Quotas for EU Nationals Exhausted

Posted on May 11, 2015

Swiss authorities have announced that the L-Permit Quotas for EU nationals working in Switzerland for more than four months has been exhausted. The overall annual cap for L permits for EU nationals has dropped from 3,000 to 2,000 this year…. Read more »


SWITZERLAND – EU National Quota for 2015’s First Quarter Exhausted

Posted on February 6, 2015

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… Read more »


SWITZERLAND – Highly Skilled Worker Quotas to be Reduced

Posted on December 19, 2014

The Swiss Federal Council has decided that the total number of work permits will be reduced from 12,000 to 8,750 in 2015. This 27% decrease is likely meant to encourage Swiss companies to utilize the local Swiss workforce rather than… Read more »