Access to the labour market

Switzerland

Country Report: Access to the labour market Last updated: 30/11/20

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Since 1 March 2019, asylum seekers staying in a federal processing centre are no longer allowed to engage in a gainful employment.[1] Asylum seekers who are entitled to pursue gainful employment in accordance with the immigration provisions (who are mainly persons already living in Switzerland with a residence permit and who submit a subsequent asylum application) or who participate in charitable occupational programmes, however, are not subject to the ban on employment.[2]

 


[1] Article 43(1) AsylA, as amended on 25 September 2018, BBI 2015 7181 and AS 2018 2855.

[2] Article 43(4) AsylA, as amended on 25 September 2018, BBI 2015 7181 and AS 2018 2855.

 

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection