UK-Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement

Documents related to the UK-Switzerland Services Mobility Agreement.

The Services Mobility Agreement (SMA) allows UK professionals to work in Switzerland for up to 90 days without a work permit from 1 January 2021. Swiss professionals will be able to deliver contracts in the UK in specified skilled sectors through the Global Business Mobility Service Supplier visa.

The SMA also established a working group, for the UK and Switzerland to develop a comprehensive agreement on the recognition of professional qualifications for service suppliers working in each other’s markets. This agreement has now been signed.

The UK and Switzerland have agreed to extend the agreement for an additional 3 years bringing the expiration date to December 31 2025.


Published 22 December 2020
Last updated 14 July 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added Services Mobility Agreement with Switzerland: update on UK's actions to the collection.

  2. Type of visa for use under the Services Mobility Agreement amended to Global Business Mobility Service Supplier visa to reflect launch of the UK’s Global Business Mobility scheme where the Service Supplier visa replaces the Tier 5 International visa.

  3. Updated the details as the agreement has been extended for an additional 3 years. Also added the political declaration clarifying entry routes for Swiss service providers to the collection.

  4. First published.