EU-28/EFTA citizens: employed

EU-28/EFTA citizens looking for a job do not require an authorization if they stay in Switzerland less than three months. If the search takes longer than three months, they may stay three additional months provided that they request the relevant permit.

Activity of less than three months

EU/EFTA citizens providing a service or working in Switzerland for less than 90 days do not need a permit. They must however follow an announcement procedure which can be done on-line (

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