Due to the free movement of persons, citizens of the EU-27 and EFTA are in particular authorized to:
- Live and work in Switzerland for a period of less than 90 days, without having to request a work or residence permit.
A simple application on-line is required via the website of the relevant federal authority.
- Live and work in Switzerland for a period of more than 90 days, on the condition that they obtain a residence permit.
The applicant is merely required to announce their arrival to the Residents’ registration office of the municipality where they will be living and fill in the form provided for the Cantonal population bureau.
As of June 1, 2017, and for a period of one year, there is a quota of residence permits for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria. Citizens of Croatia benefit from the free movement of persons but are subject to transitional provisions.