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Re: American Wanting to Work in Switzerland

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Re: American Wanting to Work in Switzerland

If I were an American and wished to work in Switzerland, I would:
a. Determine whether I was eligible for a Swiss or EU passport through heritage, which would allow me to work in Switzerland.
- Some of the common citizenship by heritage schemes are: Irish, Italian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Maltese, and possibly others.
b. Look for an employer who would sponsor me as a US citizen only.

If I were an American and wished to work somewhere in Europe, I would review these possibilities:
a. Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (DAFT): This treaty allows Americans to set up their own businesses in the Netherlands and obtain a work permit.
b. Germany: Americans and several other non-EU nationalities can relocate to Germany and register with the authorities after arrival, i.e., you could look for a job/ set up your own business after arrival.
c. Austrian Red-White-Red Card: This programme allows non-EU citizens to obtain work permits in Austria. It is intended for highly qualified individuals. Americans are number two or three in usage of this programme.
d. EU Blue Card: This scheme is intended for highly educated non-EU citizens who have received a job offer. (Germany has implemented it but many other EU countries have dragged their feet and several are not participating.)
e. NAFTA: although not Europe, skilled Americans can obtain work permits for Canada and Mexico under NAFTA provisions.

More information on the above programmes can be found on the internet.
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