Below you will find information and useful links regarding registration and authorisation requirements, minimum and average wages, self-employment, social services and unemployment among foreign nationals living in Switzerland.
Seeking employment in Switzerland
Working in Switzerland as a citizen of an EU/EFTA member state
As a citizen of an EU/EFTA member state, you may enter, live and work in Switzerland. Special restrictions apply to citizens of EU-8 member states and from the 1st of June 2013 to the citizens of EU-17 (safeguard clause) as well as to Bulgarian and Romanian nationals.
Working in Switzerland as third-country nationals
Here you will find information about the requirements that must be met in order to work in Switzerland for third-country nationals.
Minimum wage and average earnings in Switzerland
Swiss law does not specify any minimum wage or average earnings. In most cases, pay levels are agreed between the employer and the employee during the recruitment process.
AHV for returnees
I worked in Switzerland. Am I entitled to a refund or a pension after my departure?
Social insurance for foreign nationals
Social insurance in Switzerland: as a foreign national, what do I need to know about state pensions, maternity leave, invalidity benefits, unemployment benefits, etc.?
Foreign nationals unemployed in Switzerland
As a foreign national working in Switzerland, you do not need to immediately leave Switzerland if you lose your job or if your employment contract expires.
Here you will find information on the steps that you need to take in order to become self-employed.