Legislation

Work permits are issued in Switzerland subject to Swiss legislation and to international treaties with other countries. The main changes in recent times have been the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU, in particular the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (FZA), which has led to a relaxing of restrictions.

Further information about entry into Switzerland and residence can be found on the Migration Office website.

You can get more information about the valid legislation and agreements on the following pages.