Switzerland is a country that is open to the various activities of third countries. In any case, there are procedures that must be followed to the letter in order to carry out the activity of the latter.
There are several conditions that must be met before starting the activity:
The request is made by the person who wants to start the activity
In general, the following objects are usually required for the application:
A completed application form M from the Foreigners Department at the Cantonal Office of Population and Migration (OCPM) (or F for a cross-border application); it is available at the Foreigners Department and can be downloaded from their website; a complete file presenting the project, indicating the precise nature of the activity, the organization as a sole proprietorship, a limited liability company (SARL), a public limited company (SA), financial forecasts, the target market (business plan)
The request must be filed with the Foreigners’ Affairs Department. It is forwarded to the foreign labor service. This request is submitted to the Tripartite Commission for the Economy of the Canton of Geneva.
The procedure before the commission takes 2 to 3 weeks for routine cases. Decisions for stays of less than 4 months are made directly by the MOE between 1 and 6 days.
The decision is usually accompanied by limiting conditions such as the realization of the announced projects, including the turnover, creation of jobs …
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