FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Non member EU/EFTA
Whether or not you possess a residence permit valid for an EU/EFTA state does not affect your status in Switzerland. You are subject to the same provisions on entry and work as people who enter Switzerland from a third state. As a rule, you will need to apply for an entry visa, which will be issued by the Swiss diplomatic representation abroad as soon as you have been granted a work permit.
Note: If you are employed by a business enterprise headquartered in an EU/EFTA state and sent to Switzerland to work, the Agreement on the freedom of movement of persons allows you to stay in Switzerland for ninety days. You only need to notify the appropriate authorities. For further information click here.