Entry visa requirements
Working fewer than 90 days?
Admission of third-country nationals in the cultural and entertainment sector:
• Gainful employment with a local position (local employment contract, residency in Switzerland) requires a permit from the first day.
• Gainful employment without taking up a local position (cross-border provision of services) is
defined as self-employment without transferring the place of residence to Switzerland or employment for an employer based abroad. A permit is required if such activity is carried out for more than eight days within a calendar year.
NB. Artistic activity is considered gainful employment whether it is paid or unpaid.
As soon as a permit is required, the employer much submit the application to the competent cantonal
Working more than 90 days?
As per working fewer than 90 days (permit required).
The information provided in this guide is for your reference only and does not constitute legal or immigration advice. The ISM recommends that if you have any doubts about your eligibility to enter any country, you contact a suitably qualified migration expert for each individual country in good time prior to intended arrival.