Resident foreign nationals and short-term residents

Definitions

Short-term residents (L permit)

A short-term residents permit is required by a citizen from Croatia who wishes to take up gainful employment in Switzerland for between 4 and a maximum of 12 months.

Resident foreign nationals (B permit)

A resident foreign nationals permit is required by a citizen from Croatia who wishes to take up gainful employment in Switzerland for more than 12 months.

Permit requirement

  • Preliminary decision based on conditions in the labour market on first taking up employment
  • Responsibility lies with the cantons
  • Quotas apply

What is checked

  • Precedence for domestic employees
  • Salary and employment conditions

Application documents