Employment and Work Permits in Switzerland

Find out about the legal requirements that affect you if you’re planning to work in Switzerland...

The terms of employment in Switzerland apply to people recruited locally in Switzerland:

  • Swiss nationals
  • Permanent residents in Switzerland who hold a temporary or permanent residence permit (B or C work permits)
  • Non-permanently resident foreign nationals with an E legitimation card

Working "On the Black"

It is illegal to work, or employ a person, in Switzerland without the job being declared and taxes paid.