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  • Switzerland and the United Kingdom replaced temporary provisions for mutual recognition of professional qualifications with an agreement that will remain in place until December 2024


The governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) have formally ratified an agreement regarding the mutual recognition of professional qualifications, marking a significant stride towards facilitating smoother transitions for skilled professionals across borders. This landmark accord opens avenues for citizens of both nations to pursue employment opportunities in regulated professions with greater ease and efficiency.

This bilateral agreement holds immense promise, not only streamlining the process for professionals seeking to work in each other’s jurisdictions but also fostering enhanced collaboration and exchange of expertise. Swiss professionals and enterprises stand to reap substantial benefits from this accord, as it fortifies their ability to seamlessly provide services within the UK market, thereby promoting economic growth and cross-cultural synergy.

Crucially, the agreement underscores a commitment to bolstering the mobility of talent and reinforcing the longstanding partnership between Switzerland and the UK. Its tenure, set until December 31, 2024, ensures a stable framework for cross-border cooperation and lays the groundwork for potentially extending and enriching collaborative endeavors in the future.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the Swiss government’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Federal Council of the Government of Switzerland

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