Migration

Labour market

Foreign workers are divided into two categories in Switzerland. Those from the EU and EFTA member states profit from the Free Movement of Persons Agreement. Employees from all other states are accepted on a quota basis and if they have certain qualifications. Young professionals from abroad have the opportunity of obtaining further professional training and improving their language abilities in Switzerland thanks to an agreement between Switzerland and 30 other countries on trainees.  >more >more

Protection against persecution / Asylum
The main objective of Swiss asylum policy is to grant protection to all persons in need of it. Anyone threatened or persecuted in his home country according to the criteria laid down under international law is granted political asylum. Those persons who are not eligible to remain in Switzerland, on the other hand, are obliged to leave the country.   >more<br /><br /> >more