Updated : 10/03/2014
Only if you want to work abroad, not for study purposes.
If you have obtained your professional qualification outside the EU, you should check with the relevant authority whether you must apply to have them recognised.
If you wish to work as a physiotherapist in Switzerland on a permanent basis, you'll have to submit the following documents:
must be in German, French, Italian or English.
You can submit documents in other languages, but each must be accompanied by a certified translation, provided by an officially recognised translator from any EU country - or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
If the documents you submit are copies, they must be certified – by the authority that delivered the original document, a consulate/embassy or a public notary.
Once you have sent your documents, the authorities have:
Between CHF 500 and 940 (approx. €410 – €780). You will receive a bill and the payment instructions together with the application form.
Switzerland does not apply the EU laws on temporary provision of services. However, under an agreement with the EU, you can work in Switzerland occasionally for a maximum of 90 working days a year.
If you want to do this, you'll have to send the same documents as if you wanted to work there permanently (click on the "permanent stay" tab).
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