View Single Post
  #13  
Old 02.08.2015, 09:25
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Medea Fleecestealer Medea Fleecestealer is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22,121
Groaned at 406 Times in 315 Posts
Thanked 17,093 Times in 9,617 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Homeopath looking for job

Quote:
View Post
Hi all,

my wife is looking for a job in Switzerland. She has done her Bachelors in Homeopathy in India and has worked as Assistant doctor for one and half years in India.

We have been looking for opportunities be it full or part time job, internship or anything else for her in central Switzerland like in canton Lucerne, Bern.

We do not know whether her Bachelors degree is recognized here or not. Neither we know how to search for a job in Switzerland.

I will really appreciate if I get some information about how to start applying.

Thanks and regards in advance!
First, if you are on an L permit she does not have an automatic right to work here in Switzerland.

"Members of the family of a license holder of short stay (art. 26 OASA) do not have a right to gainful employment. The gainful activity is subject to authorization.
On admission, a request by the employer respecting the pay and conditions of employment customary in the locality and in the branch must be made. In addition, members of the family of a holder of an authorization for short stay (art. 26OASA) must have professional qualifications (personal qualifications, Art. 23 AuG).

The possibility of gainful employment for family members is related, according to art. OASA 26 and 27, the duration of the authorization of the person granted family reunification. If the residence permit of the spouse is not renewed, the members of his family can not claim a right to pursue their gainful employment (art.6, para. 2, OASA)."

Section 4.4.1 (pages 94/95 of the Foreign Nationals Act)

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam...ngen-aug-f.pdf

So she can look for work, but her employer will need to meet the conditions set out for her profession to get permission from the Swiss authorities to hire her.

Second, it's probably best to check with the following organisation to see if her qualifications need to be recognised first:

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Contact point for the recognition of qualifications
Einsteinstrasse 2
3003 Berne
T +41 58 462 28 26 (Monday-Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.)
F +41 58 464 92 47
kontaktstelle@sbfi.admin.ch

Third, as said, how are her German language skills? The majority of her customers will not speak English so she will need German to be able to communicate.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post: