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Hi there,I am Fasi from Ethiopia, I am new for english forum and I never been in Swiss. I have a boyfriend working and living in Swiss.Actually my boyfreind is the one who gave me the link for this forum. I want to thank him for that because I find a big community to learn and share ideas from people.

Me and my boyfriend want live together and try a visa for me to swiss after three months, So I think being a member of this forum and see how other people made it to get their Swiss visa and learn about life in Swiss would be a good chance for me.

I hope I will get worm welcome and supporting ideas.
you can write me messages too.
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Re: salam!!!

Welcome, from etiopia I think you need a visa also for a short stay 90 days visa, and probably a declaration of sponsorship if you don't have enough funds (100 CHF per day). Read this website thoroughly and you find all the information and where to apply for what.
https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home..._einreise.html
If you want to settle, it's immigration from an extra-schengen country and you need a residence permit. Since getting a job from extra-schengen is next to impossible I think family reunification is the way, but you have to be married for that.
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Old 28.06.2015, 18:22
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Hi there,I am Fasi from Ethiopia, I am new for english forum and I never been in Swiss. I have a boyfriend working and living in Swiss.Actually my boyfreind is the one who gave me the link for this forum. I want to thank him for that because I find a big community to learn and share ideas from people.

Me and my boyfriend want live together and try a visa for me to swiss after three months, So I think being a member of this forum and see how other people made it to get their Swiss visa and learn about life in Swiss would be a good chance for me.

I hope I will get worm welcome and supporting ideas.
you can write me messages too.
amasagnalahu.(thank you)
Welcome to the forum, but understand that getting permission to live here isn't easy for non-EU nationals. I certainly wouldn't advise arriving here on a tourist visa and then trying to apply for a residence permit once you're here because you'll simply be told no.

To possibly be able to stay here longer term your boyfriend needs to apply for a concubine permit for you. As well as proving a long term, committed relationship he would also need to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years, even if the relationship subsequently breaks down. I don't know if the permit would allow you to work either.

And what Swiss languages do you speak? What qualifications do you have to offer employers here?
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Thank you very much for your warm welcoming and sharing information.
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I am really wondering why livinginswiss groaned Meerkat33 for the reply.
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Re: salam!!!

Welcome to the forum!
I am also a non-EU national. I was visiting my ex-partner 3 times using C type Visa. It entitled you to stay up to 90 days. So, if you want a temparary stay, then Visa Type C suits you well. It is a schengen Visa, so you'll be able to enter other schengen states.

If you want to settle, i guess Meerkat33 is right. You need a residence permit. You will get it if you married to a Swiss/EU-National who resides in switzerland, or you get hired by a company and they place you here in switzerland .
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Not really true that last part. Check the threads on permits - non EU hiring
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Not really true that last part. Check the threads on permits - non EU hiring
Google are no longer hiring non-EU. If a top multinational company cannot hire you anymore, that tells you everything about your chances of getting hired here these days.
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Re: salam!!!

And what about the situation when a non-EU national is married to a Swiss/EU-National, gets residence permit, can not get a job in any company and finally decides to have its own small business (like being a private teacher, selling hand-made products, helping other people, pet sitting etc.). Is it possible to do it legally and earn legal money in Switzerland?
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Welcome and enjoy.
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And what about the situation when a non-EU national is married to a Swiss/EU-National, gets residence permit, can not get a job in any company and finally decides to have its own small business (like being a private teacher, selling hand-made products, helping other people, pet sitting etc.). Is it possible to do it legally and earn legal money in Switzerland?
A residence permit also grants the right to work - unless it explicitly says otherwise, which would be unusual for the case you mention. The form of that work, as long as it's legal, doesn't make any difference.
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Not really true that last part. Check the threads on permits - non EU hiring
Well, i do not mention about the chances of getting hired here as non-eu national. I am speaking about chances of getting a residence permit, and getting hired by a company and be based here in Switzerland is one of possibility...
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Re: salam!!!

You will not get a permit before getting a job as a non-EU national. You need to be hired by a Swiss company and that is very difficult for non-EU nationals to achieve. Any employer has to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national or someone else already living here with a valid permit who could do the job. It's time consuming and expensive so employers will only do this if they believe they have a good chance of success. The criteria is here:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...zulassung.html

Basically without being highly skilled with several years experience to back it up it won't happen.

Other options:

become a student here either studying at a uni for a Masters degree or do a language course. Temporary solutions with no guarantee of a permanent resident permit afterwards.

As said before your boyfriend applies for a concubine permit for you.

Marry - which may or may not solve the problem depending on whether or not your boyfriend's place is big enough for you both to live in and that he earns enough to financially support you.

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Thank you all for your advices. I hope other people with the same experience will also write to me.
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i think the title is missing an 'i'... isn't it spelled "salami" ?
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yes its salami for westerners like you
WTF is a "westerner"?

Edit: Ha! Nice edit.

I'm still curious to know what you meant, though.

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A Westerner is a person from the Western world.


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Ha! Nice edit.

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Meaningless response is meaningless.
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