Switzerland work permit visa eligibility requirements for Indians

Switzerland Work Visa

Switzerland, located in the heart of Europe, is known for its picturesque scenery, lush green meadows, and soaring snow-capped mountains.

It’s no surprise that this country is among the top choices for those who want to live and work in Europe, given its natural beauty, infrastructure, personal safety, and earning possibilities. The country has some of the largest private banks and reputable and well-known companies which present huge job opportunities to qualified foreign workers.

Switzerland work visa

You will require a Switzerland work visa if you wish to work in Switzerland.

One of the forms of Switzerland long-stay visas is the Swiss work visa (also known as national or D-visa). It gives the holder permission to work in Switzerland for the duration of the visa.

Eligibility requirements
  • You have a university degree, several years of work experience, and specific skills.
  • You are a skilled and qualified worker (manager, specialist).
  • You have already got a job lined up in Switzerland.
  • There are no EU/EFTA citizens available to fill the position.
  • Your employer will make an application for your work permit.
Documents required
  • Valid passport with at least two blank pages.
  • Three copies of the relevant pages of your passport.
  • Four passport-size photos.
  • Copies of your job contract.
  • Proof of your professional experience
  • Proof of your educational qualifications (diplomas, certificates, etc.)
  • Updated resume
Application process
  1. Find a job in Switzerland.
  2. Complete the Swiss work visa document file.
  3. Let your Swiss employer apply for your residence permit in Switzerland.
  4. Apply for the Switzerland work visa in your country.
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What are the types of Swiss work permits?

Foreign workers who want a work visa in Switzerland will be awarded one of two types of permits:

Permit L – this is a one-year short-term resident permit that allows you to stay in Switzerland. The L permit is related to the terms of the working contract and may be extended for another year in extraordinary circumstances, but only if you stay with the same company.

Permit B – This is a one-year initial or temporary residency permit that can be extended annually.

What are the formalities once you arrive in Switzerland on a work permit?

Regardless of whether your Swiss work permit is processed by your employer before you arrive in Switzerland, you must report to the cantonal immigration office that issued your permit before you begin working for your Swiss employer and no later than 14 days following your arrival.

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