Where to apply for an entry visa for work in Switzerland?

My place of residence My visa application should be submitted to
Italy No, simplified procedure at the competent migration authority in Switzerland
Malta No, simplified procedure at the competent migration authority in Switzerland
San Marino No, simplified procedure at the competent migration authority in Switzerland

Other nationalities

For other Nationalities, please consult the list of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) website.

Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality

If you are subject to the Visa (Yes), you must submit your visa application. Click the link below for information where to apply your visa:

Where should I submit my application for national visa?

If you are not subject to a visa obligation (No), you are authorized to enter Switzerland without a visa. However, you have to register at the latest within 14 days after your entry into Switzerland with the competent Cantonal immigration authorities of your place of residence in Switzerland. 

Before entering into Switzerland, you should have already undertaken in any circumstances all the steps necessary to get a preliminary guarantee for your stay permit with the competent Cantonal migration authorities.

Information sheet (PDF, Page 1, 70.4 kB, Italian)