Labour / Work permits

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective June 26, the Swiss representations in the USA have resumed their visa services and accept all types of visa visa applications. Please register your visa application online at www.swiss-visa.ch.

Attention: Before applying for a Schengen visa, read about the current travel information and restrictions published on the homepage of the Swiss representations in the USA (click on chapter Representations).

Information for foreign workers hired for employment in Switzerland

Admission of foreign workers to an employer in Switzerland is subject to authorisations. The employer takes in principle the necessary steps with the competent cantonal authorities in Switzerland to obtain the required authorisations.

The entry visa is granted only when the requested authorisations have been delivered.

Where to apply for an entry visa for work in Switzerland?

List of authorities competent for your visa application according to your place of residence

Which documents should I submit with a visa application?

Requested documentation to submit with your application for an entry visa for work in Switzerland

Entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Information regarding the entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Schengen and your personal data

Information regarding the SIS, registration of your personal data and the authorities or persons who have access to it