Immigration

Swiss immigration – beware of new language requirements!

Effective 1 January 2019 the revised Swiss Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration (FNIA) was enacted. One of the most remarkable changes is the new language requirement for work and residence permits.
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Brexit and Switzerland: 10 employment & immigration considerations

As the UK’s EU departure deadline draws closer, there are still many open questions. Switzerland and the UK provide for more certainty in a bilateral citizens’ rights agreement, however. We explore 10 aspects of employment and immigration in a post-Brexit environment.
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Swiss immigration: recent developments and outlook 2018

Looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018, I offer an overview of the latest developments and outline some recommendations for navigating Switzerland’s immigration laws and admission practice. It’s clear employers will have to review recruitment processes before the ‘Stop Mass Immigration’ plan takes effect in July 2018.
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How ‘Stop Mass Immigration’ may impact your recruiting process in 2018

The media describes the current 'Stop Mass Immigration' initiative implementation plan as 'light' or even 'super light'. But, is it really so light? Actually, it looks like the initiative affects far more employers than initially assumed.
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Brexit: Is Switzerland an attractive alternative for resident non-doms?

Prior to the referendum, questions asking how Brexit might affect the freedom of travel and other aspects of daily life were in the spotlight. As the implications of the UK’s vote are being felt across Europe and beyond, our focus shifts beyond issues of travel towards what Brexit means for resident non-doms and their existing or future Swiss connections.
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Brexit: What does it mean for immigration?

Companies cannot wait for the picture to become clear. They need to start now: assessing how Brexit might affect their business and future strategy; defining what risks might emerge; and outlining how best to address these challenges. How do you assess Brexit’s impact on immigration considerations?
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