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Private Household Employees

The staff of diplomatic missions, permanent missions, consulates and international organisations have the possibility, depending on their status and if they wish to do so, to employ private household employees in accordance with conditions of the Private Household Employees Ordinance. For that purpose, the CAGI has made available a registration desk where private household employees looking for an employer and employers looking for a private household employee can register, both online and in person.

All the information related to the conditions for entry, stay and work for private household employees are available in several languages on the Swiss Permanent Mission website.

Private Household Employees Registration Desk

This desk is open to all those who meet the following requirements:

  • employers who hold a type B, C, D, KB or KC pink or KD blue legitimation card issued by the FDFA and meet the conditions of the Private Household Employees Ordinance;
  • private household employees who hold a type F legitimation card issued by the FDFA and who are looking for a new employer;
  • employees hired locally by diplomatic missions, permanent missions/delegations and consular posts who hold a type E or KE purple legitimation card issued by the FDFA, who are looking for a new job as a private household employee and who meet the conditions of the Private Household Ordinance.

1. Registration

Private Household employees, looking for a job and those looking to employ a private household employee, must fill out  the online registration form and send it with a scan of their legitimation card (both sides) to

Online forms

The form is then sent to the Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva for verification and validation.

2. Consultation

The application form is kept on file, for a period which cannot exceed three months, in the "service offers" or "job offers" database; if necessary, the offer can be renewed by request if needed.

Only the registered persons can access the files available, either at CAGI premises, or by contacting us by e-mail at during the COVID19 pandemic.

Persons who do not live in the Geneva region may obtain a copy of the relevant service offers or  job offers.

The CAGI's role is not to mediate between parties but is only to make available the information. It is up to the persons seeking employment to directly contact the possible employers.

Likewise, it is up to employers to contact persons seeking employment directly.

3. Requesting removal from the database

Once a job offer has been filled, one of the parties must immediately inform the CAGI so that files are kept up to date for others seeking this service.

4. Conflict

The CAGI does not monitor relationships between the parties. In the case of a dispute, the CAGI would encourage parties to contact the Swiss Mission in Geneva or the Office of the Amiable Compositeur.




Office open
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
and from 2 to 4 p.m.
(currently closed - COVID19)


Permanent Mission of Switzerland to UNOG
Office of Privileges & immunities
Rue de Varembé 9-11
P.O. Box 194
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Tel. +41 (0)58 482 24 24
Fax +41 (0)58 482 24 37



Information Note for the private household employee

Employment contract (standard form)

Description and process