Labour / Work permits

Information for foreign workers hired for employment in Switzerland

Admission of foreign workers to an employer in Switzerland is subject to authorisations. The employer takes in principle the necessary steps with the competent cantonal authorities in Switzerland to obtain the required authorisations.

The entry visa is granted only when the requested authorisations have been delivered.

Job/Studies scam alert

The Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi warns the public of fraudulent emails and letters in the context of studying and/or working in Switzerland. 

The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the educational institutes from Switzerland in an attempt to extract money from students on the pretext of providing education and eventually a job in Switzerland. 

Have you been offered an educational degree in Switzerland? 

You are advised to exercise due caution in dealing with such emails and letters. Kindly check their veracity before getting into any financial transactions. Remember, the websites could be designed to appear official, however they may be fraudulent.

Have you been offered a job in Switzerland?

You are advised to check it with the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi by writing an email along with a scan of the visa authorization letter to

Finally, remember that the fees for the visa process is paid to the Embassy of Switzerland New Delhi directly or to the VFS center where you submit your visa application at the time of your scheduled appointment. The Embassy of Switzerland never asks you to deposit money in any other mode in exchange of a visa. 

The visa fee is published on our website National visa fees.

Where to apply for an entry visa for work in Switzerland?

List of authorities competent for your visa application according to your place of residence

Which documents should I submit with a visa application?

Requested documentation to submit with your application for an entry visa for work in Switzerland

Entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Information regarding the entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

Schengen and your personal data

Information regarding the SIS, registration of your personal data and the authorities or persons who have access to it