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SWITZERLAND: Services Mobility Agreement Extended

November 23, 2022

The SMA in place between Switzerland and the United Kingdom has been extended through 2025. This agreement allows service providers to work in both countries, and workers to stay on a short-term basis.

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SWITZERLAND: Limits Set on Immigrants from Croatia

November 18, 2022

Switzerland has invoked a safeguard clause in the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons which sets quotas on work permits for citizens of Croatia for 2023.

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SWITZERLAND: Modification to Issuance of C Permits

October 4, 2022

Further to a recent judgment from the Swiss Federal Court, the Swiss authorities have modified their practice regarding issuance of permanent residence permits (C permits).

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SWITZERLAND: D Visa Exemption for Non-EU National Schengen Residents

September 21, 2022

The Swiss authorities have opted to simplify the entry requirements regarding a stay of more than 90 days for a certain category of persons.

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SWITZERLAND: 2022 Mid-Year Work Permit Quotas

August 26, 2022

Less than 50% of the quotas have been used by 30 June 2022, including a particularly low number regarding UK nationals work permit quotas.

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AUSTRALIA and SWITZERLAND: Eased Visa Measures Announced Between Countries

December 16, 2021

As part of continued efforts to strengthen long-standing diplomatic ties, Switzerland and Australia have announced eased visa measures and new visa opportunities between their nations. Both countries will introduce these changes on 1 January 2022.

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SWITZERLAND: Work Permit Quotas Announced for 2022

December 1, 2021

On 24 November 2021, the Federal Council of Switzerland announced that quotas will remain the same for new work permit applications submitted during the 2022 calendar year for non-European Union/European Free Trade Agreement (non-EU/EFTA) nationals (with a stay greater than four consecutive months/120 days per year) and service providers/seconded workers based in the EU/EFTA (also with a stay greater than four consecutive months/120 days per year).

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SWITZERLAND: Freedom of Movement for Croatian Citizens Beginning 1 January 2022

November 18, 2021

The Swiss Federal Council recently announced that Croatian citizens will be granted full freedom of movement beginning on January 1, 2022. This change will put Croatian nationals on equal terms with EU/EFTA nationals. As such, as of January 1, 2022, they will be allowed to follow the streamlined EU/EFTA national immigration process.

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BREXIT: Switzerland and UK Conclude Agreement on Mobility of Service Suppliers

December 11, 2020

Switzerland and the United Kingdom have secured an agreement on services. The Service Mobility Agreement (SMA), which will be signed on 14 December 2020 and enter in to force from 1 January 2021, will be valid initially for two years.

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SWITZERLAND: Quotas for 2021

November 25, 2020

On 25 November 2020, the Federal Council of Switzerland announced that quotas will remain the same for new work permit applications submitted during the 2021 calendar year for non-European Union/European Free Trade Agreement (non-EU/EFTA) nationals (with a stay greater than four consecutive months/120 days per year) and service providers/seconded workers based in the EU/EFTA (also with a stay greater than four consecutive months/120 days per year).

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