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Old 12.04.2020, 02:31
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Re: Employment for non EU/EFTA citizens

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Hi again, as they are more acceptable towards EU citizens, if I get citizenship from a country like Portugal and then go to Switzerland, would it be an easier pathway for me? (more job opportunity, 5 years permit C time instead of 10 years etc.)
From the perspective of the Swiss immigration authorities, there is a world of difference between "EU" and "non-EU".

If you have a non-EU citizenship,
to be allowed to work in Switzerland, you need to prove that you have very special skills and working experience. A potential Swiss employer would have to prove that they looked for an employee in Switzerland and through all of the EU, but could not find anyone suitable, and that you are the only candidate they could find, and why they really need to employ someone with your profile. Obviously, this can be done, as there are, indeed, non-EU people living and working here. But it is not an easy process, and even when well qualified, it is not guranteed that a non-EU foreigner will be given a permit.

If you have EU citizenship,
it is much, much easier to come and work in Switzerland. An EU citizen can apply for a job, and once he/she has found one and has a valid contract, can simply travel into Switzerland, and go to the right office, and register as living here, and they will be issued with a permit, automatically.

If you aim to obtain EU citizenship, then you might find it useful to read through the permit and naturalisation rules of each country, individually, because they are all different.

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