• SWITZERLAND

    Quota situation 2019

SWITZERLAND - Quota situation 2019

February 2019

The maximum number of service providers (i.e. expatriates) from EU/EFTA countries remains unchanged.

  • 3,000 quotas for L short -term residence permits
  • 500 quotas for B residence permits

Quotas will be released quarterly; the Federal Government will release 750 L quotas and 125 B quotas per quarter.

Croatian citizens

The quotas available for Croatian citizens have been slightly increased for 2019.

  • 953 (+205) quotas for L short-term residence permits
  • 103 (+25) quotas for B residence permits

Quotas will be released quarterly; the Federal Government will release 187 L quotas and 19-21 B quotas per quarter.

The B quotas for the first quarter of 2019 have already been exhausted. The next release of B quotas will be on 1 April 2019.

BDO comment

BDO in Switzerland may support you in applying for work and residence permits for Switzerland and consult you on the changing quota situation. 

Stephanie Müller
[email protected]