Information for notification procedure

Many sex workers in Basel come from the EU through the so-called notification procedure. They are allowed to work in Switzerland for 90 days per calendar year. In order to start earning money as sex workers it is obligatory to register with the Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (AWA). This is an online procedure. Since 2019 an employee of AWA hands out AWA’s confirmation of registration during an appointment with the registered person in the counselling center Aliena. During AWA’s office hours one of Aliena’s social workers will be there to assist sex workers.

AWA’s office hours:

Monday9 – 12 am
Wednesday9 – 12 am
Friday9 – 12 am

There is the opportunity to receive information about sex work in Basel and about the counselling center’s offers.
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