Switzerland and the UK have extended the Services Mobility Agreement for a further 3 years, until 31 December 2025.
The UK-Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement is a post-Brexit arrangement between the UK and Switzerland that has been in place since 2021. It allows UK service industry professionals to travel and operate freely in Switzerland for up to 90 days a year without having to first apply for a work permit, and vice versa for Swiss nationals.
The scheme is open to UK and Swiss professionals from service industries, such as lawyers, architects and marketing executives.
To use the scheme, UK-based service providers are required to notify the Swiss government. Notification is made by applying through an online portal. Processing typically takes one to two business days.
The Services Mobility Agreement has proved hugely beneficial, enabling UK and Swiss-based companies to provide services by deploying employees to work in each other’s countries. The extension is expected to provide welcome certainty for Swiss and UK companies’ talent mobility programmes over the next 3 years.
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