Switzerland: Bulgarian, Romanian nationals to be exempt from work permits for local employment

What does the change mean? Like other EU nationals, Bulgarian and Romanian nationals will no longer need to apply for work permits to work in Switzerland on local employment contracts.swizz_3153100k

  • Implementation time frame: June 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits.
  • Who is affected: Bulgarian and Romanian nationals working on local employment contracts in Switzerland.
  • Impact on processing times: Work-permit processing will be eliminated for nationals of the two countries.
  • Business impact: The policy will benefit Swiss employers seeking to hire Bulgarian and Romanian nationals.