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University of Basel

Work & Permits

The STAFF PORTAL (see Quick Links at the very bottom) leads you to all information, contact persons, documents and further references related to your employment. Important information can be found in addition in the filing basked DOCUMENTS (see on the very top of this website). The following highlights the essential topics.

Work permits

Various categories of work permit exist in Switzerland. For more information, visit the State Secretariat for Immigration website.

Work permit when selecting place of residence in Switzerland

The university will promptly submit an application for a so-called guarantee of employment to the responsible immigration authorities if the person in question is a third-state national. If the guarantee is issued, the university sends this along with the employment contract to the new employee. This guarantee must be brought along with you when you officially register in your canton of residence.

Citizens from EU/EFTA states do not require a guarantee of employment. The university sends the employment contract. They are then responsible for handling the residence registration and work permit application procedures themselves.

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