Trade Fair Assignments (e.g. Baselworld)

The employment of foreign staff at trade fairs requires prior notification or a permit. Relevant information is available here.

Trade fair assignments are subject to the 8-day rule, see Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (AuG) and the Ordinance on Admission, Residence and Gainful Employment (VZAE-Weisungen) paragraph 4.8.6.2.1 (PDF, 1.9 MB, in German only).

Longer trade-fair assignments are subject to the notification procedure or require a work permit.

In the case of the Watch and Jewellery Show BaselWorld the application procedure is specified on the website of Messe Basel.

If you have any questions regarding assignments of foreign staff during trade fairs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note

Face-to-face appointments for employers by prior arrangement only.

Telephone advice
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tel. +41 61 267 50 60
mv.awa@bs.ch

Telephone advice regarding work permits
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tel. +41 61 267 50 60
ab.awa@bs.ch

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