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Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?

I was recently looking at vacancies, most of which say a "valid work permit" is required, making no distinction between EU and non-EU citizens. These ads should say "valid work permit/Swiss/EU" or something along those lines, but they often don't.

I thought that on June 1, 2014 the safeguard clause restricting EU citizens expired and we now have free movement. Yet, these job ads persist. I was under the impression one could accept a job offer, enter Switzerland and then register with the authorities for a residence permit, without any employer intervention (apart from the contract). The State Secretariat for Migration site makes it look so easy, but if employers aren't playing by the rules, it makes it incredibly hard to have your application taken seriously in the first place.

Are these employers simply unaware of the change, or is the safeguard clause (quotas) still somehow in place?
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Are these employers simply unaware of the change, or is the safeguard clause (quotas) still somehow in place?
Depends on the EU country.

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Re: Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?

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Depends on the EU country.
Sorry, I should have been more clear: I understand EU-2 countries are still restricted. I was referring to citizens of EU-17 and EU-8 countries.
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Re: Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?

Why should they? In case you're unaware, the Swiss public voted to curb immigration from the EU last February and the Federal government is in the process of working out how they're going to apply that.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...15-02-110.html

But the focus will be on employing people ALREADY living here so is it any wonder employer are asking for people holding valid work permits.
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Re: Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?

Any change in the law as a consequence of the Feb 9 2014 vote will happen only from 2018. As of now, other than EU-2, no restrictions.

Just go ahead and apply, be sure to state your EU nationality. Any half competent HR department will figure the rest out.
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I was recently looking at vacancies, most of which say a "valid work permit" is required, making no distinction between EU and non-EU citizens. These ads should say "valid work permit/Swiss/EU" or something along those lines, but they often don't.
Yes. They should say that but as you say, they often just abbreviate to "valid work permit". Generally what they really mean is "we are not going to sponsor anyone for this position".

As a Polish citizen you can apply and then when you get your job you will have the "valid work permit".

So, go ahead, apply to your hearts content. And good luck.
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Re: Do employers still demand valid work permits from EU citizens?

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you can read something about it at https://www.ch.ch/en/foreign-nationals-in-switzerland/
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