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Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

Does an employee of a Swiss company, who is resident in the EEA and works in Switzerland only (say) a total of 60 days a year, require a 120-days work permit?

From the information I have found:
  • an employee of a Swiss company who resides in Switzerland would require it
  • an employee of a non-Swiss company, who resides outside Switzerland, would not require it
But I can't find the answer for an employee who works for a Swiss company but resides abroad!

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Re: Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

You might be able to use this:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm...verfahren.html

But really your Swiss company should be making enquiries about this for you if they require you to work here as part of your job.
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You might be able to use this:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm...verfahren.html

But really your Swiss company should be making enquiries about this for you if they require you to work here as part of your job.
Indeed they are! But I wish to make the enquiries myself also and to understand the situation fully.
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Re: Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

Unfortunately, that only seems to apply to employees of countries based abroad.

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Re: Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

Then I guess you'll have to wait and see what your company says after they contacted the cantonal migration office. I can't think of anywhere else you could check to find out.
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Unfortunately, that only seems to apply to employees of countries based abroad.

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Sorry. I don't understand how this would not apply to you.

Are you not an EU national? Will you not be working in Switzerland for under 3 months a year?

You do not need a work permit but you'll need to resister as required for short term employment.
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Re: Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

It does say EFTA state and Switzerland is one so it could well apply miniMia.

"The duty to notify applies to employers headquartered in an EU-25/EFTA state who post employees to Switzerland to provide service the completion of which takes less than ninety working days within a calendar year."

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam...itnehmer-e.pdf
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It does say EFTA state and Switzerland is one so it could well apply miniMia.

"The duty to notify applies to employers headquartered in an EU-25/EFTA state who post employees to Switzerland to provide service the completion of which takes less than ninety working days within a calendar year."

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam...itnehmer-e.pdf
That document seems to apply to non-Swiss employers only as it says: "One speaks about posting employees to Switzerland when an employer based abroad sends employees ... to Switzerland".

(That's from section A.1 "What is this about?" of the document.)

So that doesn't seem to apply to me, as my employer will be based in Switzerland.

Other documents are less explicit, but I believe from what I have read that I will need to be registered in some way. However as far as the 120-day work permit goes, it's much less clear to me!
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Re: Occasionally working in Switzerland - permit?

Are you on a local contract though? I know as far as keeping a Swiss permit when your Swiss company moves you abroad depends partly on whether you're employed on a local contract or not. If you're local then that may the qualify your company as being abroad, even though it's a Swiss company you work for.
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Are you on a local contract though? I know as far as keeping a Swiss permit when your Swiss company moves you abroad depends partly on whether you're employed on a local contract or not. If you're local then that may the qualify your company as being abroad, even though it's a Swiss company you work for.
I am a UK resident and will continue to be, and will visit Switzerland only occasionally (a few weeks a year).

The company is based in Zürich and has no offices, or other employees, in the UK.
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That document seems to apply to non-Swiss employers only as it says: "One speaks about posting employees to Switzerland when an employer based abroad sends employees ... to Switzerland".

(That's from section A.1 "What is this about?" of the document.)

So that doesn't seem to apply to me, as my employer will be based in Switzerland.

Other documents are less explicit, but I believe from what I have read that I will need to be registered in some way. However as far as the 120-day work permit goes, it's much less clear to me!
my husband's company, a Swiss based employer, does this all the time with it's employees overseas. So I think this is exactly what you need to do. Now it's best you talk to the authorites about it.

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