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BREXIT: Switzerland To Apply Separate Work Permit Quota for British Citizens in “No-Deal” Scenario

February 13, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council has decided that, in the event of the UK’s disorderly exit from the EU (i.e., without a ratified Withdrawal Agreement), a separate quota of work permits will be made available from 30 March 2019 to British citizens who wish to enter Switzerland to work.

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BREXIT: Switzerland and UK Agreement on Citizens’ Rights After Brexit

February 6, 2019

The Swiss Federal Council and the UK government have approved an agreement protecting the rights of Swiss nationals currently residing in the UK and the reciprocal rights of UK nationals currently residing in Switzerland, after the UK leaves the EU.

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SWITZERLAND: Transitional Period for Croatians Extended to End of 2021

December 10, 2018

On 7 December 2018, the Swiss federal council announced it will maintain until 31 December 2021 the transitional provisions of Protocol III, which extended to Croatian nationals the Agreement on Free Movement of Persons (FMPA) between Switzerland and the European Union.

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SWITZERLAND: Increase in Work Permit Quotas for 2019

October 1, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to increase the work permit quotas for 2019. The quotas are imposed on a national, rather than per-company, basis, on long-term B permits and short-term L permits. B permits are valid for up to five years and are renewable.

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SWITZERLAND: New Integration and Language Requirements for Residence Permits

September 3, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has approved a package of legislative amendments which, effective 1 January 2019, will allow the authorities to demand that foreign nationals applying for residence permits sign a cultural integration agreement and demonstrate a certain level of language skill.

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SWITZERLAND: Reminder that Obligation to Advertise Certain Jobs Now Effective

July 12, 2018

Effective 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 8% or above must test the Swiss labour market by advertising. This threshold will be lowered to 5% from 1 January 2020.

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SWITZERLAND: Update – Government Extends “Safeguard Clause” Limiting Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

June 28, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to extend, for the year from 1 June 2018, the quota on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals (EU-2) of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly. The State Secretary of Migration has confirmed that there will be no quota for short-term L permits for EU-2 nationals

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SWITZERLAND: Update – Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

June 6, 2018

On 23rd May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals will have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising.

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SWITZERLAND: Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

May 23, 2018

On 23rd May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals will have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising.

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SWITZERLAND: Government Extends “Safeguard Clause” Limiting Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

April 19, 2018

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to extend, for the year from 1 June 2018, the quota on Romanian and Bulgarian nationals (EU-2) of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.

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