SWITZERLAND – 2017 Quotas Exhausted for EU/EFTA L and B Permits for Assignees

The 2017 quota for short-term L permits and long-term B permits for assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

For new, incoming EU/EFTA nationals who are assigned to Switzerland but remain on their foreign employment contracts, new permit quotas will only be available from 1 January 2018.

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L and B Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2017

The quota for L and B permits for the third quarter of 2017, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2017

The quota for L permits for the second quarter of 2017, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2017

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SWITZERLAND – Increased Quotas for non-EU/EFTA Work Permits in 2017

The Swiss government has decided the quotas for highly qualified workers from non-European Union (EU)/European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, as well as for assignees from EU/EFTA countries.

The quotas for non EU/EFTA nationals have been increased by 500 per category compared to the previous two years, whereas those for assignees from EU/EFTA countries remain at the same level.

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SWITZERLAND – Increased Quotas for non-EU/EFTA Work Permits in 2017

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Third Quarter of 2016

The quota for L permits for the third quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SWITZERLAND – Quotas for EU/EFTA L Permits Exhausted for Second Quarter of 2016

The quota for L permits for the second quarter of 2016, for short-term assignees from European Union (EU) / European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries, has been filled.

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SWITZERLAND – End of Immigration Limitations for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

The Swiss government has confirmed that the limitations on immigration which are currently valid for nationals from the European Union member states Romania and Bulgaria will, as expected, be lifted as of 1 June 2016. Croatian nationals will, however, remain subject to immigration limitations.

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SWITZERLAND – End of Immigration Limitations for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

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