Processing fee

The processing fee is CHF 150 for a confirmation of level and CHF 550 for recognition of equivalence. SERI processing of applications is subject to a fee regardless of whether the resulting decision is positive or negative.

Certified copies and translations

Since there are additional costs over and above SERI’s processing fees, one should not underestimate the total overall cost of obtaining recognition of foreign qualifications. Applicants must pay for both certified copies and translation of their documents, certificates, records, training transcripts.

Compensatory measures

In the case of regulated professional activities, if SERI feels that the duration and/or content of training for the foreign qualification differs substantially from that of a Swiss qualification, then compensatory measures can be taken (two options: aptitude test or supplemental training course). The associated costs of these compensatory measures are borne by the applicant.