The Swiss government has set work-permit quotas for 2022, leaving them unchanged for EU/EFTA, non-EU/EFTA and U.K. nationals.

Quotas for 2022 will be set as follows:

Permit Type: EU/EFTA: Non-EU/EFTA (excluding U.K.): U.K. nationals:
B Permits 500 4,500 2,100
L Permits 3,000 4,000 1,400

Additional Information: Due to the withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the U.K. has not applied since Jan. 1, 2021. In order to enable companies in Switzerland to recruit skilled workers from the U.K., the Swiss Federal Council decided to keep separate quotas for employed U.K. nationals for in 2021 and again in 2022.

BAL Analysis: After increasing the quotas in 2019 to address labor shortages and respond to business demands for greater access to skilled workers, Swiss officials have decided to keep the same quotas for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA nationals for the third year in a row.

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