SWITZERLAND – Government Invokes “Safeguard Clause” to Impose Quota on Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

  • From 1 June 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) will be subject to a new annual quota of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.
  • The Swiss Federal Council announced on 10 May 2017 that it would impose the quota, invoking the “safeguard clause” provided for in its bilateral treaty with the EU.

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