How to Get a Work Visa for Switzerland

Switzerland Work Visa

Switzerland Work Visa

Got a job in Switzerland? You are going to need to get a Work Visa.

Switzerland has a dual system for letting in foreign workers. Gainfully employed nationals from EU/EFTA States can benefit from agreements on the free movement of persons, while only a limited number of management level employees, specialists and other qualified employees are admitted from all other countries.

  1. Citizens of EU or EFTA states
  2. Non member EU/EFTA states

I actually like the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington D.C.’s take on the work visa process. I found it pretty easy to understand.

If you are a young professional (trainee) from one of the following countries (Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, USA), be sure to check out Switzerland’s trainee program rules.

Where to find your closest consulate.

  • If you’re inside the U.S., click here to find the embassy or consulate that services your State.
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Go to my Switzerland visa page for information on other types of visas for Switzerland.

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