Pursuant to Art. 65 of the ordinance on admission, residence and gainful employment (VZAE), gainful employment may start as soon as such has been notified with the competent authorities. Whereas confirmation of notification is considered evidence that notification has occurred, it does not constitute approval of any deviations from legal requirements. Notification breaches can lead to sanctions.
If information is missing or inaccurate in your notification, the Office for Economy and Labour of the Canton of Zurich (AWA) will contact you by email in the coming weeks. However, any follow-up query by AWA will not affect the start of your self-employment. Please note that you must notify the authorities in the event of a termination of self-employment, as well as of any change of job or commencement of work with other employers.
Our hotline is available for any questions you may have, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. Please call ++41 (0)43 259 91 11 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.