Canada

Canada

Canada PR & Canada Immigration for Skilled Workers is points based. You need to score 67 out of 100 points in factors like age, qualification, work experience, occupation & language. The Canada Immigration Process is simple & straight forward if you meet the eligibility criteria for Canada Points System and your documentation is accurate & complete. Process time for Canada Immigration is generally 6-12 months. PR is granted for applicant, spouse & children. After PR is granted you can sponsor your parents, grandparents, siblings & cousins. The skilled worker category is intended for people with high level of skills and experience which can be economically recognized in Canada. Skilled workers can apply for permanent residency and should qualify based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria.

Canada PR Federal skilled worker visa is designed for professionals with the qualifications, skills or experiences to fill Canada's skill shortages and contribute to the Canadian economy. Applicants for this visa must demonstrate that they meet the minimum visa requirement which includes having work experience; one year of which should be in a designated occupation, a job offer from a Canadian employer, or be a foreign worker or student currently living in Canada. Additionally, applicants are required to meet the points based assessment. The Canada Immigration or Canada PR Skilled Worker Visa point’s selection system requires a pass mark of 67 out of 100 points and is assessed on six main factors including age, education, work experience, language ability and adaptability. Successful applicants are granted a permanent residence visa and are entitled to live and work in Canada.

Educational Credential Assessment

Canada PR & Canada Immigration for Skilled Workers is points based. You need to score 67 out of 100 points in factors like age, qualification, work experience, occupation & language. The Canada Immigration Process is simple & straight forward if you meet the eligibility criteria for Canada Points System and your documentation is accurate & complete. Process time for Canada Immigration is generally 6-12 months. PR is granted for applicant, spouse & children. After PR is granted you can sponsor your parents, grandparents, siblings & cousins. The skilled worker category is intended for people with high level of skills and experience which can be economically recognized in Canada. Skilled workers can apply for permanent residency and should qualify based on their education, work experience, knowledge of English and/or French, and other criteria. Prospective applicants need to start the process of getting an ECA. if they are planning to submit a foreign educational credential. Applicants should meet the other program eligibility requirements: A qualifying offer of arranged employment or are applying under the PhD stream or eligible occupations stream Meet the minimum language threshold through a designated third-party test. Applicants who have Canadian educational credentials do not need to get an ECA, unless they are also submitting a foreign educational credential in support of their application. The ECA process will help determine if the foreign educational credential is authentic and equivalent to a completed credential in Canada. For prospective applicants, the ECA can provide a realistic understanding of how their foreign educational credentials are likely to be recognized in Canada. Four organizations have been designated by the Minister to provide ECA reports for purposes of immigrating to Canada under the FSWP. Additional organizations may be designated by CIC in the future. The designated organizations are: Comparative Education Service International Credential Assessment Service of Canada World Education Services Medical Council of Canada.

Assessment Fees

ICAC CAD 200 FSW package WES CAD 180 CES : CAD 226 If you are applying: as a specialist physician (NOC 3111) or general practitioner/family physician (NOC 3112), the Medical Council of Canada must do an educational credential assessment only for your primary medical diploma, as a pharmacist (NOC 3131), the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada must do your educational credential assessment.

  • Canada Immigration or Canada PR Federal Skilled Worker Visa allows you to work in Canada without the need to be sponsored by an employer or a Canadian work permit
  • Successful applicants are free to work without any constraints/restrictions, unlike a work permit.
  • After three years of stay in the country, the applicant can apply for Canadian citizenship.
  • Once you get your Canadian Passport & Citizenship, you can travel to many countries in the world without a visa.
  • You can also sponsor your immediate family & relatives to join you in Canada.
  • Canadian permanent residences include access to government subsidized education and healthcare (Medicare).
  • Unrestricted access to Canada’s labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits.
  • The PR visa is now granted in 6-12 months instead of the previous 3+years.
  • Must have the work experience and must be Skill Type 0 (managerial occupations) or Skill Level A (professional occupations) or B (technical occupations and skilled trades) on the Canadian National Occupational Classification list,
  • Must have had this experience within the last 10 years, or
  • Qualify for Arranged Employment with a Labour Market Opinion and a full-time, permanent job offer from a Canadian employer; or
  • Have completed a Ph.D in Canada, or have completed two years of study in Canada towards a Ph.D, in both cases at a recognized institution; and
  • Pass a minimum threshold of language ability for one of Canada’s two official languages (English/French).
NOC List Occupation Code
0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.
0111 Financial managers
0112 Human resources managers
0113 Purchasing managers
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers
0311 Managers in health care
0711 Construction managers
0712 Home building and renovation managers
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0911 Manufacturing managers
1111 Financial auditors and accountants
1112 Financial and investment analysts
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other financial officers
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers
1224 Property administrators
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2145 Petroleum engineers
2171 Information systems analysts and
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
2234 Construction estimators
2241 Construction estimators
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
2281 Computer network technicians
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3111 Specialist physicians
3112 General practitioners and family physicians
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists
3216 Medical Sonographers
3233 Licensed practical nurses
3234 Paramedical occupations
4011 University professors and lecturers
4151 Psychologists
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

In addition to scoring at least 67 points and having experience in one of the 50 occupations, successful applicants must show that they have enough money to support themselves and their dependants after arriving in Canada.

The funds needed to support the family is determined by the size of the family.

No. of Family Members Occupation Code
1 $11,824
2 $14,720
3 $18,097
4 $21,971
5 $24,920
6 $28,105
7 or more $31,291

The application fee for principal applicants and their dependents are given below:

Stage 1: Application Processing Fee Canadian Dollar ($)
Principal Applicant CAD 550
Each family member age 22 or older CAD 550
Each family member under age 22 who is married or in a common law relationship CAD 550
Each family member under age 22 who is unmarried and not in a common law relationship CAD 150
Stage 2: Right of Permanent Residence Fee Canadian Dollars ($)
Principal Applicant CAD 490
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or a common law partner CAD 490
Dependent children are exempt from paying the right of Permanent Residence Fee N/A

Application

Processing Fee

Applications made under the Canada Immigration Canada PR Federal Skilled Worker category found not eligible according to the specified criteria, will be informed of the decision. The processing fee may or may not be refunded, as per the discretion of the immigration officer.

Right of Permanent Residence Fee

The right of permanent residence fee should be paid if the application to immigrate as a skilled worker if approved. The fee must be paid before Citizenship and Immigration Canada issues the permanent resident visa. This fee is refundable if the applicant chooses to cancel the application or if he/she chooses not to use the visa.

In addition to the application fees the other fees applicable are for

  • Medical examination
  • A police clearance certificate, if it is required as part of the crime and security check
  • Language testing, as required.

Australia

Australia

Australia’s Skilled Independent Migration Program is a Permanent Visa and falls under the Australia Immigration points-based system. Applicants must be able to prove that they possess a qualification or the skills of an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. The applicant has to meet the point’s threshold by scoring 60 points and satisfying the basic visa criteria. Applicants do not need sponsorship from family or the Australian state/ territory government nomination.

It is a multiple entry visa that is granted for a period of 5 years. Permanent Residents may also be eligible for Australian citizenship. *Immigration dept. of Australia announced a new migration model which was implemented from July 2012, following this all the applicants interested in Migration visas must file for an Expression of Interest first and upon invitation on the EOI must proceed with the visa application process.

The minimum pass mark set for the visa applicants post July 2012 is 60 only which is decided based on the current labour market requirements in the country.

The Australia Skilled Immigration Program allows the applicant to live and work in Australia indefinitely. Permanent residents under the Australia Skilled Immigration Program have access to health care benefits and certain social security payments (subject to waiting periods). Permanent residents under The Australia Skilled Immigration Program are eligible for citizenship after staying for 4 years in Australia. Applicants can sponsor their family for permanent residence. Dependents can accompany the applicant, provided they comply with Australian laws to Migrate to Australia.

The applicants have to satisfy the basic requirements to migrate under the skilled Independent visa.

Age

The age of the applicant should be between 18 -50 years.

English language

The applicant should prove that he/she meets the English language of competent or vocational level by submitting the test results before the application is lodged.You should also meet the English Language threshold (IELTS 6 bands in all the components- no points) if you hold a valid passport and are a citizen of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and Republic of Ireland. If you need 10 or 20 points under Proficient English (IELTS 7 or more bands/ 8 or more bands respectively in all the components), English Language test results are required.

Nominated occupation

The applicant should nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that matches with his /her skills, qualifications and work experience.

Skill Assessment

It is mandatory for an applicant to get a positive skill assessment for a nominated occupation before the visa application is lodged.

Overseas Experience points (Experience outside Australia)

The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points for having Three/Five/Eight years of overseas experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.

Overseas Qualification points (Qualifications gained outside Australia)

The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points for recognized qualifications which is at a level of Bachelors or higher or Ph.D.

Australian Study

The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim additional points for Australian study for a qualification which is a course of at least two Academic years or more.

Live and Study in Regional Area

The applicant can claim additional points, if the Australian study requirement of living and studying in a ‘regional low population growth metropolitan area’ in Australia for at least 2 years, is met.

Australian Experience

The applicant for the Australia Skilled Independent migration Program can claim points for having worked in Australia in one of the occupations listed on the SOL, in a full-time paid employment. The experience should be at least for more than a year and is a legal employment.

Partner Skills

The applicant for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program can claim points under partner skills, if the partner satisfies the basic requirements of age, English language ability, qualifications, and nominated occupation with a skills assessment. The partner should obtain a positive skills assessment from a relevant assessing authority and IELTS of 6 in each band. Spouse nominated occupation should also be eligible for same visa subclass as the primary applicant. There are 5 points granted for Professional years done from Australia in the last 4 years and Credential community language points if you have been assessed as a Para professional translator by NAATI.

Health and Character Requirements

The applicant and the dependents are also required to meet with the health and character requirements to Migrate to Australia.

Health Requirement

The medical examination should be conducted by a panel of doctors approved by the Australian government.

Character Requirements

The Applicant should obtain police clearance certificates from all countries in which he/she lived for more than 12 months cumulative or over a continuous period in the last 10 years leading up to the application.

English Language

Secondary applicants for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program 18 years or over included in the application should provide evidence of having at least functional English. Applicants who do not have functional English have to pay second installment fees which entitles them to attend English tuitions in Australia.

If granted the visa for the Australia Skilled Immigration Program, applicants & their dependents will be able to live and work in any part of Australia and engage in any type of employment. It is a 5 year multiple entry visa. However, the expiry of the visa does not affect the permanent resident status of applicants in Australia. The applicants who continue to travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident after the initial visa has expired must obtain a Resident Return Visa (RRV). The eligibility for an RRV will depends on the period the applicants has resided in Australia.

  • Skill Assessment fee – AUD300- AUD2200
  • Education Assessment (if applicable) – AUD60 – 300
  • Medicals/Registration– case specific.
  • DIAC Application Fee: AUD3520
  • Dependent below 18 yrs: AUD1760
  • Dependent above 18 yrs: AUD 880
  • Spouse English Requirement Fee: AUD4885
  • (This fee is applicable only if the spouse or the dependent is unable to score 4.5 overall in IELTS and has not completed his/her graduation in English Medium)

Processing:

Use our professional services to apply for your points tested visas. We have the experience of having processed cases from all over the world. Your chances of success are much higher when you sign up with us. Our terms & conditions are clear along with a transparent system & clear policies. We only accept applications that we are confident will be a success. You have to first sign up for an evaluation & score 60 points for the relevant visa before we accept your case.

Services:

  • Document checklist
  • Complete Migration Processing & Application Processing
  • Guidance for Professional Registration Application
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Guidance on acquiring the specific Police Clearance Certificate
  • Assistance with Medicals
  • Updates & Follow up with the Consulate
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Airport Pickup*
  • Accommodation Assistance*
  • Relocation Orientation*
  • Job Search Assistance*

Evaluation

Before Zawata accepts your case for processing, we must be certain that you earn enough points and are able to provide documentary evidence to make a successful application. Before you apply for it, you must be certain you actually qualify. Our Processing Team does a detailed review of your profile & assesses your education, your institution and personal finances to determine if you are eligible to apply for Immigration. If you score the necessary points, your application is accepted for Full Service & Processing.

Denmark

Denmark

Danish Green Card (Denmark Green Card) is a pathway to Denmark Immigration. If you are a professional who wants to work, live and settle in the European Union, the Danish Green card gives you the opportunity. It is a point based system very much like the UK, Australia and Canada. If you score 100 points, you get a green card that allows you to work and settle in Denmark under the Danish Green Card (Denmark Green Card). Under the scheme, non-European Union skilled migrants are allowed to come to Denmark under a renewable 3 years permit for the purpose of finding work. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you file your application and receive your visa in 6 to 10 months! It allows you to enter Denmark and live there on a PR visa.

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You are required to show that you can support yourself and your dependents for the first year in Denmark. The funds must be shown by you in your name and there is no requirement that it needs to be held for any period of time. Given below is the current maintenance requirement:

  • DKK 5,367 for persons under the age of 25 living alone.
  • DKK 6,472 for persons over the age of 25 living alone.
  • DKK 5,367 per person for spouses or cohabiting partners.
  • DKK 1,342 per child for married or cohabiting parents.
  • DKK 1,619 per child for single parents.

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Sign up for a Zawata evaluation to see if you score 100 points from any of the above which makes you eligible for the Danish Green Card. If you have not travelled overseas earlier, it will allow you to see the closest developed economy in India and also build your travel history.

The Positive List consists of a number of professional fields currently experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals. You earn a bonus of 10 points for Danish Green Card / Denmark Green Card if you have an education in the relevant occupation of:

  • Engineer
  • Doctor and Dentist
  • Other academic work
  • IT & Telecommunications
  • Healthcare
  • Other Health & Personal care
  • Teaching, Supervision
  • Education, Social & Religious work

Your Denmark Green Card is granted in 5–12 months if your application has been done correctly. Errors in your application could result in a rejection and may jeopardize any further attempts for your visa. Please find below the Zawata process. Sign up for an evaluation to see if you are eligible for the Danish Green Card.

The following are the costs associated with applying for the Danish Green Card:

Application Fee:

Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing over 3 months. The fees for application processing under Danish Green Card scheme is DKK 6,375 for primary applicant. Applicants need to pay additional consulate & VFS handling charges (as applicable).

The fees for each accompanying family member is DKK 2,060. Each dependent needs to pay additional consulate & VFS handling charges (as applicable).

Application fee for Danish Green Card DKK INR GBP US $
Applicant 6375 60600 800 1119
Dependent 2060 19600 233 362

We have the experience of having processed cases from all over the world. Your chances of success are much higher when you sign up with us. Our terms & conditions are clear along with a transparent system & clear policies. We only accept applications that we are confident will be a success. You have to first sign up for an evaluation & score 100 points before we accept your case.

Our Full Service & Processing includes:

  • Starter Kit issuance
  • Complete Application Processing
  • Attestation of documents*
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Updates & Follow up with the Embassy
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Airport Pickup*
  • Accommodation Assistance*
  • Relocation Orientation
  • Job Search Assistance*

*These services are provided by Zawata at an additional cost.

Singapore

Singapore

Have incomparable education qualification? Studied at a trustworthy and renowned educational education and have outstanding scores? Have a high profile at corporate level? Then Immigrating under Singapore landed permanent resident visa is the right choice for you! The Singapore Landed Permanent Resident (LPR) program allows the potential overseas aspirant to file application for a Singapore Permanent Resident status and is destined for those attired with exceptional profile, skills, experience and/ qualification in the niche demanded in Singapore.

Essentials For Singapore Landed PR Visa

The Singapore Landed PR Visa is for top executives/ managers or executives working at high positions or someone with an ace education qualification from a prominent university. Either, the person is performing highly-acclaimed responsibilities for international companies. Additionally, it is essential to have your field of specialization present on the list of most demanded occupations in Singapore to. Family Members Immediate family members are permitted to be included while making application for the Singapore Landed PR Visa. The term "immediate family members" here refers to spouse and children under the age group of 21.

USA

USA

L-1A Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager The L-1A nonimmigrant classification enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing one The following information describes some of the features and requirements of the L-1 nonimmigrant visa program.

General Qualifications of the Employer and Employee

To qualify for L-1 classification in this category, the employer must: Have a qualifying relationship with a foreign company (parent company, branch, subsidiary, or affiliate, collectively referred to as qualifying organizations); and Currently be, or will be, doing business as an employer in the United States and in at least one other country directly or through a qualifying organization for the duration of the beneficiary’s stay in the United States as an L-1. While the business must be viable, there is no requirement that it be engaged in international trade. Doing business means the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization and does not include the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization in the United States and abroad.

To qualify, the named employee must also:

Generally have been working for a qualifying organization abroad for one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his or her admission to the United States; and Be seeking to enter the United States to provide service in an executive ormanagerial capacity for a branch of the same employer or one of its qualifying organizations. Executive capacity generally refers to the employee’s ability to make decisions of wide latitude without much oversight.

Managerial capacity

generally refers to the ability of the employee to supervise and control the work of professional employees and to manage the organization, or a department, subdivision, function, or component of the organization. It may also refer to the employee’s ability to manage an essential function of the organization at a high level, without direct supervision of others. See section 101(a)(44) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and 8 CFR 214.2(l)(1)(ii) for complete definitions.

New Offices

For foreign employers seeking to send an employee to the United States as an executive or manager to establish a new office, the employer must also show that: The employer has secured sufficient physical premises to house the new office; The employee has been employed as an executive or manager for one continuous year in the three years preceding the filing of the petition; and The intended U.S. office will support an executive or managerial position within one year of the approval of the petition. Period of Stay Qualified employees entering the United States to establish a new office will be allowed a maximum initial stay of one year. All other qualified employees will be allowed a maximum initial stay of three years. For all L-1A employees, requests for extension of stay may be granted in increments of up to an additional two years, until the employee has reached the maximum limit of seven years.

Blanket Petitions

Certain organizations may establish the required intracompany relationship in advance of filing individual L-1 petitions by filing a blanket petition. Eligibility for blanket L certification may be established if: The petitioner and each of the qualifying organizations are engaged in commercial trade or services; The petitioner has an office in the United States which has been doing business for one year or more; The petitioner has three or more domestic and foreign branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates; and The petitioner along with the other qualifying organizations meet one of the following criteria: Have obtained at least 10 L-1 approvals during the previous 12-month period; Have U.S. subsidiaries or affiliates with combined annual sales of at least $25 million; or Have a U.S. work force of at least 1,000 employees. The approval of a blanket L petition does not guarantee that an employee will be granted L-1A classification. It does, however, provide the employer with the flexibility to transfer eligible employees to the United States quickly and with short notice without having to file an individual petition with USCIS.

Where an L-1 visa is required

In most cases, once the blanket petition has been approved, the employer need only complete Form, I-129S,Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition [,and send it to the employee along with a copy of the blanket petition Approval Notice and other required evidence, so that the employee may present it to a consular officer in connection with an application for an L-1 visa.

UK

UK

The Tier 2 visa is now one of the most important entry routes into the United Kingdom for skilled workers who are citizens of countries outside of the European Economic Area. In all cases, if you are applying for entry under this visa scheme you MUST be in possession of a job offer and a Certificate of Sponsorship from a UK employer with a valid Tier 2 sponsorship licence. You must fulfil the requirements of the particular Tier 2 visa for which you are applying.

Tier 2 has four categories:

General: for people coming to the United Kingdom with a job offer to fill a position that cannot be filled by a settled worker. In 2011, an annual cap on the number of Tier 2 (General) visas was introduced. It currently stands at 20,700. People who earn £150,000 a year or above are excluded from the cap.

Intra Company Transfers: for employees of multi-national companies who are being transferred by an overseas employer to a skilled job in a UK-based branch of the organisation

Sports People: for elite sportspeople and coaches whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level

Ministers of Religion: for those people coming to fill a vacancy as a Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious Order

*To qualify for inclusion under the Tier 2 (General) or the Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) visa, a job must require a skill level of S/NVQ level 3 or above as indicated in the codes of practice relevant to the sector and to the job. Ministers of religion and sports people on temporary assignment should apply for entry under Tier 5 for Temporary Workers (Tier 5 (creative and sporting) visas last for twelve months. Tier 5 (religious) visas last for up to two years). Some people who are in the UK with other UK visas can apply under Tier 2 (General).

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai has sky-rocketed in popularity over the last twenty years and now competition is hotter than ever to live and work in this affluent, beautiful country. Many people come to work in the UAE because of work in the oil industry or other related field; indeed, many top international businesspeople travel to Dubai every day in order to conduct business. We’re proud to say that we help many of those people obtain their important visas for UAE quickly and easily, which is why we’re the world’s most-trusted name in immigration consultancy. Because we’ve been helping our clients relocate to the UAE since 1996, we know all there is to know about UAE immigration law, giving you the best chance for success. So, if you would like to know whether you are eligible to live and work in the UAE, why not give us a call right now? Our team are ready and waiting to help you get your new life in the UAE started.

Work in Dubai

The UAE has grown substantially over the last two decades to become a global centre of commerce. Every day, billions of dollars in deals are struck in the UAE and you, too, could be a part of this booming economy. The main industry in the country is the export of natural resources such as gas and oil, so there are always many great opportunities to look for work in this field.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Regardless of how long you are planning to stay in Switzerland, if you want to move to Zurich for a new job or a paid project, you’ll need an Arbeitsbewilligung (work permit). Applying for the appropriate work and/or residence permit is part of your visa application. There are three general categories of permits for Switzerland, according to the duration of your stay: The Kurzaufenthaltsbewilligung is a permit for those who’d like to stay in Switzerland for up to one year and to whom a Schengen visa does not apply, e.g. expats on a short-term assignment or interns (stagiaires) between 18 and 30 years of age. The Aufenthaltsbewilligung (category B) is the most common sort of permit.

If you move to Switzerland to start working in Zurich, this is the permit you need. The Niederlassungsbewilligung (category C) is an unlimited settlement permit. You must have lived in Switzerland for a while before applying for it. How to Get a Work and Residence Permit So how do get an Aufenthaltsbewilligung (residence permit) complete with Arbeitsbewilligung (work permit) for your time as an expat in Zurich? We will briefly introduce the most common procedures below.

EU/EFTA Nationals

If you are a national of an EU/EFTA member state (except for Bulgaria and Romania), you mostly need to have a confirmed job offer. However, from June 1, 2013, onwards, there are certain quotas for job-seekers from all EU countries. This temporary measure is valid for one year at the moment – it may or may not be renewed in 2014, though. You can only start working if the annual quota for new employees from EU-8 countries or EU-17 countries, respectively, has not yet been reached. To find out if this quota is nearing the annual limit, please get in touch with the local migration office of the canton where your potential employer has their office. Moreover, when you have found a job that fulfills the quota requirements, you still need to get yourArbeitsbewilligung within the first three months of your stay. Go to the local migration office (Migrationsamt des Kantons Zürich) with your valid ID, employment contract, and rental contract. You should obtain your permit without further ado. If you have a job contract for at least one year, you’ll normally receive a permit valid for up to five years.

Third-Country Nationals

Getting a work and residence permit is more complicated for people who are not from an EU/EFTA state. First, you need a job offer in Zurich. While you lodge your visa application (if necessary), your employer applies for your work permit at the Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit Zürich. The company needs to prove that there was no suitable Swiss/EU/EFTA candidate available and that your salary and working conditions adhere to local standards. They have to show your qualifications, too, which is why your employer may ask you for a CV, diplomas, references, etc. If the local AWA issues a permit, they will send it to the Federal Office for Migration. They check the application again, in a national context. If it’s successful, they’ll contact the migration office in your canton, i.e. the Migrationsamt des Kantons Zürich. The latter then transfers your work and residence permit to the Swiss mission. You can collect it together with your visa. Make sure to check how long your permit is valid and to ask how you can renew it.

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