Short-term residents are foreign nationals who reside in Switzerland for a limited period of time, usually less than a year, for a certain purpose with or without gainful employment.
EU/EFTA nationals are entitled to this permit provided they are in possession of an employment contract valid from three up to twelve months. Employment contracts of less than three months’ duration within a calendar year are not subject to a permit but are regulated via the online notification procedure. The period of validity of the permit is identical to the term of the employment contract. It can be extended for a total period of less than twelve months.
L EU/EFTA permits without gainful employment are granted to job seekers from all EU/EFTA states. However, this practice does not create an entitlement to social assistance.
Last modification 01.01.2022