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Old 23.03.2011, 06:51
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Don't stop reading at the date of April 30th, it then says:

"Thus, citizens from these countries may still be facing restricted access to the Swiss labor market and are subject to special quotas."

i donno maybe it's just me, but from the context it seems like with those continuous restrictions they mean the period between April 1st, 2006 and April 30th 2011....or maybe Im just trying to make it sound that way since it would suit me better
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Old 23.03.2011, 07:22
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Don't stop reading at the date of April 30th, it then says:

"Thus, citizens from these countries may still be facing restricted access to the Swiss labor market and are subject to special quotas."
That's relating to the then current situation, not the future where the restrictions end April 2011 as do the quotas.

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i donno maybe it's just me, but from the context it seems like with those continuous restrictions they mean the period between April 1st, 2006 and April 30th 2011
Correct. From 1st May you get the same rights as the rest of the "old" EU.
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Old 23.03.2011, 08:10
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That's relating to the then current situation, not the future where the restrictions end April 2011 as do the quotas.



Correct. From 1st May you get the same rights as the rest of the "old" EU.

Just did a bit more of research here and found a few threads where this is confirmed by you swissbob and others....sorry for having to repeat yourself

from May 1st the focus is solely on proving Im worthy the position/s that come my way
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Old 23.03.2011, 13:44
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

I have a good friend that is a lawyer and helps people with residence problems.
He told me that with no exception everyone should get a "family permit", so if I get a B my husband needs to get a B by law as we are europeans and we have exactly the same rights as a Swiss person.
He said the excuse of earning unemplyment benefits is not true. They can always update permits regardless of the situation.
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Old 23.03.2011, 13:48
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.... we have exactly the same rights as a Swiss person.
Well that is wrong for a start. Cannot vote for example?

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He said the excuse of earning unemplyment benefits is not true. They can always update permits regardless of the situation.
Sounds like he should be able to sort you out then. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 23.03.2011, 13:59
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No, I am not planning to fight this.
This just come in a friends conversation and I tought it will be interested to share it here.
I will leave things the way they are.
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Old 16.04.2011, 14:15
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

if i am a Swiss citizen from USA and would like to marry a foreign national abroad (in central America) what would i have to do to get her a permit to live here or any EU country?

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Old 24.05.2011, 23:19
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It is not possible to upgrade your permit while receiving benefits.
Is this always true? I'm British, been here since 2004, and was told when we moved that when my B permit expires I'll automatically be given a C (on our 5th wedding anniversary. husband swiss). I'm currently unemployed and getting the unemployment benefits.

I noticed today that my permit runs out in a couple of weeks and I've not heard anything from them. I'm sure last time it was renewed I was told it all went automatically and I'd be sent the forms in the post, I didn't need to request a renewal. Have things changed? Tempted to just apply for a swiss passport...
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Old 25.05.2011, 10:37
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Is this always true? ...
No, not always. Not, for example, if you are married to a Swiss citizen.
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Old 25.05.2011, 10:44
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

well, I am not sure about that...
A colleague of mine is married to a swiss since 6 years, they have 2 kids and he has a permanent contract. The max he manage to get is a B for 1 year, he needs to renew every year...
so, I do not think being married with a swiss always help.
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Old 25.05.2011, 12:15
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well, I am not sure about that...
A colleague of mine is married to a swiss since 6 years, they have 2 kids and he has a permanent contract. The max he manage to get is a B for 1 year, he needs to renew every year...
so, I do not think being married with a swiss always help.
Is he also an EU citizen?
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Old 25.05.2011, 12:49
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Nein, Camerun.
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Old 26.05.2011, 22:14
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Thanks. I went to the Fremdpolizei today. Lady v confused as to why I hadn't been called to renew it. Went to get my folder and it turns out they couldn't decide whether or not I'm entitled to a B or C so they didn't send me the papers Oh and I shouldn't go on holiday as I might not be allowed back in...

Went away and thought about it and decided to go back and request they give me a letter to say that it's pending as I've a job interview, need to give a copy to the RAV, want to go on holiday etc. I went back in this afternoon, explained the situation once again, (to the same person) and it turned into an office discussion!

Result: She printed out a permit and if I go in tomorrow with two passport photos, I get my C permit. It's all printed, signed and awaiting collection, I've seen it
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Old 27.05.2011, 00:05
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Thanks. I went to the Fremdpolizei today. Lady v confused as to why I hadn't been called to renew it. Went to get my folder and it turns out they couldn't decide whether or not I'm entitled to a B or C so they didn't send me the papers Oh and I shouldn't go on holiday as I might not be allowed back in...

Went away and thought about it and decided to go back and request they give me a letter to say that it's pending as I've a job interview, need to give a copy to the RAV, want to go on holiday etc. I went back in this afternoon, explained the situation once again, (to the same person) and it turned into an office discussion!

Result: She printed out a permit and if I go in tomorrow with two passport photos, I get my C permit. It's all printed, signed and awaiting collection, I've seen it
so, changing permits within rav is possible!!
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Old 27.05.2011, 00:42
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so, changing permits within rav is possible!!
Yes. If you are married to a Swiss citizen. Isn't that what was said above?
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Old 27.05.2011, 07:33
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Yes. If you are married to a Swiss citizen. Isn't that what was said above?
Just came across an unemployed non-EU type married to a non EU spouse who managed this too. So the luck of the draw comes into play too . Spouse was employed so perhaps that helped.
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well, I am not sure about that...
A colleague of mine is married to a swiss since 6 years, they have 2 kids and he has a permanent contract. The max he manage to get is a B for 1 year, he needs to renew every year...
so, I do not think being married with a swiss always help.
That was true in my case as well. Non-EU, married to a Swiss (5 years) with a permanent contract, and I had a B permit that had to be renewed every year. So I think that's pretty standard.

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Old 27.05.2011, 20:38
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Just came across an unemployed non-EU type married to a non EU spouse who managed this too. So the luck of the draw comes into play too . Spouse was employed so perhaps that helped.
Yes. Or un-luck as the case my be. I'm guessing the Cameroonian spouse above is being treated unduly harshly.
ETA: I just read DanB's post. I should know to read the whole thread first, every message! So, maybe he is being treated normally.

Anyway, in most cases I think going down and having a chat is very helpful. In most cases they are kind and helpful and the outcome is usually positive, especially for EUs and spouses of Swiss.

I think in this thread we are starting to mix up lots of things and it's supposed to be for EU peeps.
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Seen the haemorrhage of EU nationals asking oft-answered questions, time comes for another sticky, in the form of Q&A this time.

Q. Is my significant other allowed to come with me?
A. Yes.

Q. Is my significant other allowed to work?
A. Yes, provided the union is official (marriage, civil partnership), and regardless of nationality.

Suggestions...?

The Confederation has picked up upon our wisdom and have also set up a Q&A page.
Hi,

with reference to the last two questions I would like to get a clarification. My GERMAN partner and I are not married, nor we have a registered civil union here in the UK where we live. The Migrationsamt of the Aargau canton said that there won't be any problem for her to get the B-permit, provided that I sign the Unterhaltsgarantie. What about getting a job? Why wouldn't my partner be allowed to work? I would appreciate any help.
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Old 19.07.2011, 14:02
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My husband and me live and work in Switzerland for more than 3 years. He has a L permit. I have since few months a B permit. We are from EU (Spanish). Now, his L expires but he is not working at the moment.
Do I need a Familiennachzugsgesuch?
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