Gainfully employed nationals from the EU-27/EFTA States can work in Switzerland for 90 days per calendar year without a permit, but subject to having submitted the mandatory notification.
Are considered as gainfully employed nationals:
- Employees of a company headquartered in one of the EU-27/EFTA States (so called expatriates)
- Self-employed service providers who are nationals of one of the EU-27/EFTA States
- EU-27/EFTA nationals employed by a Swiss company
The notification must be submitted at the latest 8 days before taking up work in Switzerland. The employer or the self-employed service provider must fill out the online notification form.
To the online notification form
If you encounter problems with the online-registration application please contact the State Secretariat for Migration. A notification by fax or post submitted to the cantonal labor office is only admissible in exceptional cases. A new registration by e-mail is not admissible. FAQ – Frequently asked questions