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  • Online platform launched for select cross-border commuters applying for a commuter work permit (G Permit) in Switzerland


The government of Switzerland launched a pilot program for select cross-border commuters on May 24, 2022. Under this program, cross-border commuters from the European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will be permitted to apply online for the pilot programs in Thurgau and Zurich.

What are the Changes?

As of May 24, 2022, the government of Switzerland will allow select cross-border work permit applicants to apply online. The government stated that digitizing the process for securing work permits for some applicants will simplify the application process.

Looking Ahead

The government intends to offer more options for online processing of cross-border work permits in the coming years and later expand online access to third-country nationals and posted workers. Continue to check the government of Switzerland’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

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