If an activity lasts more than 4 months, a contingent permit must be requested. Consequently, the permit can only be issued if there are still sufficient quotas available in the corresponding assignment canton. In general, such a permit can be applied for EU/EFTA nationals but also for third-country nationals; different quotas apply. Depending on the duration of the assignment and the availability of the quotas, a short-term residence permit L or a residence permit B is issued. This permit can only be issued if the admission requirements according to the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA) are cumulatively fulfilled.