Migration and permits

Switzerland has a dual system for the admission of foreign workers. Gainfully employed nationals from the EU-27/EFTA States can benefit from agreements on the free movement of persons. Only a limited number of management level employees, specialists and other qualified employees are admitted from all other countries. Employers must submit a request for a work permit before the employee starts work in Switzerland.

When planning the setting up of your business, the cantonal migration office will assist you in applying for all necessary permits.