Working abroad is always an exciting challenge, whether you are being sent by a Swiss employer, are looking to be hired in your new country of residence, are looking to start your own business abroad, or are looking to do a work assignment with an international organization.

If you are planning to join a multilateral organization, already work there or want to leave the organization, it is important to assess your own situation regarding social security.

For this purpose, we recommend two documents for reading (in English), which can be obtained free of charge from our website:

Social Security Considerations for Multilateral Organizations (including practical examples)
Mapping Social Security

Summary Analysis “Social Security of Swiss Civil Servants
At the request of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), cinfo (Swiss Information, Consulting and Training Center for International Cooperation Professions) commissioned Soliswiss (Cooperative of Swiss Abroad) to study the social security of Swiss international civil servants (this includes Swiss nationals working for multilateral organizations). The study focused on the UN and the World Bank Group. This paper summarizes the report.
Summary of Study on Social Security for Swiss International Civil Servants

If you have questions about working abroad in general, we can help you assess your own social security situation, explain various options from a Swiss perspective, and – depending on your needs – we can also point out some private options for improving your social security.

In order to ensure that your assignment abroad is regulated in the best possible way, we advise you – regardless of whether you are an employer or an employee – on the following topics, among others:

Secondment, continuation of AHV, voluntary AHV, coverage of non-employed and employed family members, health insurance, daily sickness and accident benefits, disability and death benefits, retirement plans, liability, duty of care, home office abroad, and emergency services.

Every situation is unique, depending on who you work for and where you work. If you have any questions, we’re here to help – schedule your consultation online.


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