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  • SWITZERLAND

    Discontinuation of quotas for Bulgaria and Romania

SWITZERLAND - Discontinuation of quotas for Bulgaria and Romania

July 2019

The Protocol extending the free movement of persons to those coming from Bulgaria and Romania entered into force on 1 June 2009 and had a maximum transitional period of ten years. In 2017, quotas for residence permits (B permit EU/EFTA) for workers from Bulgaria and Romania were again introduced and extended in 2018.

Starting 1 June 2019, Bulgarian and Romanian nationals will benefit from full freedom of movement.  For permanent residence in Switzerland, they must either be in possession of a Swiss employment contract or sufficient financial funds.

BDO comment

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

Stephanie Müller
[email protected]