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  • Quota situation 2022
Article:

Quota situation 2022

29 November 2021

1 min

On November 24th, 2021, the Swiss Federal Council determined the 2022 quotas for third country nationals and service providers from the EU/EFTA. The total number of quotas for 2022 remains at the same level as 2021. Since January 1st, 2021 the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the United Kingdom no longer applies, therefore a separate quota for employing UK nationals is now applicable.

  • Third country nationals

8’500 specialists from non-EU/EFTA countries may be recruited in Switzerland. - 4'000 quotas for L short-term residence permits - 4'500 quotas for B residence permits
 

  • Service providers from EU/EFTA countries

The maximum number of service providers (i.e. expatriates) from EU/EFTA countries remains unchanged. - 3'000 quotas for L short-term residence permits - 500 quotas for B residence permits
 

  • Croatian citizens

From January 1st, 2022 Croatian citizens will fully benefit from the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons. No quotas are required any longer for Croatian nationals.
 

  • UK citizens

The agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the UK is no longer applicable since January 1st, 2021, following the UK's departure from the EU. Up to 3'500 workers may be recruited from the UK next year. - 1'400 quotas for L short-term residence permits - 2'100 quotas for B residence permits.

The quota limit for UK nationals was initially valid for one year and will be extended for a further year. Until further notice, work authorizations for British nationals will fall under cantonal jurisdiction and will not be subject to a federal approval.