Seen the haemorrhage of EU nationals asking oft-answered questions, time comes for another sticky, in the form of Q&A this time. (applicable to EU-17 countries)
Q. Can I travel to Switzerland without a visa?
Q. Can I search for a job in Switzerland?
A. Yes. You will be given a 6-month residence permit (three months as a visitor, three months jobseeker's permit) allowing you to reside here while searching for jobs.
Q. Is access to the job market restricted?
A. No. A work permit will be delivered automatically upon signature of the contract.
Q. Is my permit tied to the employer??
Q. Does this mean I can change jobs freely?
Q. Can I work as an independent?
A. Yes. See details here.
Q. Is my significant other allowed to come with me?
Q. Is my significant other allowed to work?
A. Yes, provided the union is official (marriage, civil partnership), and regardless of nationality.
The Confederation has picked up upon our wisdom and have also set up a Q&A