What kind of work permit is required in Switzerland?

What kind of work permit is required in Switzerland
What are the requirements for obtaining a residence permit?

There are several types of residence permits in Switzerland that differ between nationals of EU/EFTA countries and nationals of third countries.

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EU/EFTA countries

Nationals of the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) benefit from the rule of free movement. As a result, they can stay in Switzerland, even without a job, for three months to look for one.

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Third countries

Third countries

An employment contract is mandatory to apply for a permit but does not guarantee it will be granted.

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The various permits available

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taxation at source
Holders of a B permit are taxed at source. Find out more
voting rights for foreigners
The cantons of Jura and Neuchâtel grant foreigners the right to vote in cantonal elections under certain conditions.
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