Switzerland Work Visa

Cost of Living


Foreigners who wish to take up employment in Switzerland, need to apply for a work Visa.

Once you have found employment, the employer then seeks authorisation for a work visa on your behalf from the authorities in Switzerland while you apply for an entry visa in your home country. You will get your residence and work permit when you arrive in Switzerland. This permit allows you to live ­and work in Switzerland.

Processing time for this visa can take 6-12 weeks.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is:

  1. Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Switzerland

  2. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  3. Apply for an entry visa and prepare to move to Switzerland



12 Month(s)



144 Month(s)



95 USD approx.



120 Month(s)




Eligibility Requirements for Switzerland Work Visa

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport/travel document valid for at least 6 months
  • You must possess the required skill/experience demanded by the job offered
  • You need sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • You need a job offer from an employer in Switzerland
  • You should be of good character and health
  • You need valid travel insurance covering the entire period of stay
  • Additional requirements may be present and will be guided to you by your employer

Document Requirements for Switzerland Work Visa

12 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed
  • Copies of job advertisements by employer (press or online)
  • Recent passport size photo
  • Copies of work experience from previous employers
  • Copies of job offer letter from an employer
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • If you are not a national of your country of residence, please provide proof of your legal residency in this country (e.g. residence permit, etc.)
  • Identity documents like birth certificate, marriage certificate, common law certificate (as applicable)
  • Character and health certificate (as applicable)
  • Copies of travel health insurance
  • Visa fee payment receipt
  • You may be asked for additional documents depending on your nationality/destination country

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