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What about getting a job? Why wouldn't my partner be allowed to work? I
She would but on account of her citizenship, not on account of being your partner.

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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?
Why would you - your husband is already here.
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Why would you - your husband is already here.
Because this is what they told me in the kreisburo.
They told me is the only way he could get a permit.
I do not understand, is a very complicate procedure...
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Because this is what they told me in the kreisburo.
They told me is the only way he could get a permit.
I do not understand, is a very complicate procedure...
A "nachzugsgesuch" is a request for "family reunification" which obviously only applies when one of the spouses is not domiciled in Switzerland yet.

Most certainly there has been a misunderstanding.

If your husband is already domiciled here, then all you need to do is show them your permit, and he should automatically get one (of the same category).

Plus if you're EU nationals it shouldn't be very complicated either way.
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Anyone who can advise me what to do, or how the following situation will most probably play out?

Me, a Dutch/EU citizen with a B-permit (5 years, straight from the moment of arrival) and a fair amount of financial funds, wants to "bring in" girlfriend, French/EU citizen without a job (upon arrival). She has all the requirements for finding a nice job, apart from having knowledge of the German language. Hence why she might not have found a job yet upon arrival. The plan is for her to follow a German language course while searching for a job in the meantime.

My research makes me believe we have two options:
  • Register her at the authorities and have her get whatever permit (L or B?).
  • Register her as a dependent.
Due to her lack of German skills, the first option might bring along some pressure as she will probably get a 3+3 month L-permit (3 as tourist + 3 as jobseeker). However, although more convenient, I don't know if the dependent permit will allow her to work?
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Anyone maybe?
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Anyone who can advise me what to do, or how the following situation will most probably play out?

Me, a Dutch/EU citizen with a B-permit (5 years, straight from the moment of arrival) and a fair amount of financial funds, wants to "bring in" girlfriend, French/EU citizen without a job (upon arrival). She has all the requirements for finding a nice job, apart from having knowledge of the German language. Hence why she might not have found a job yet upon arrival. The plan is for her to follow a German language course while searching for a job in the meantime.

My research makes me believe we have two options:
  • Register her at the authorities and have her get whatever permit (L or B?).
  • Register her as a dependent.
Due to her lack of German skills, the first option might bring along some pressure as she will probably get a 3+3 month L-permit (3 as tourist + 3 as jobseeker). However, although more convenient, I don't know if the dependent permit will allow her to work?
No such thing as an L permit for a tourist.

Either of your options above works.
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Thanks for your help. Will we be given that choice when we go and register her at the Kreisburo? Will the dependent B-permit allow her to work?
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

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I'm sure you already read my response to your question at the top of the page but wanted to check whether it was still valid a couple weeks later :-) ?
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I'm sure you already read my response to your question at the top of the page but wanted to check whether it was still valid a couple weeks later :-) ?
That wasn't my question (and it seems I missed it), but it does also apply to my own situation, so thank your sir.

However, I understand my girlfriend would be allowed to work based on her EU passport, but does that also apply if she's here on a dependent (Unterhaltsgarantie) permit?
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That wasn't my question, but it does also apply to my own situation, so thank your sir.

However, I understand my girlfriend would be allowed to work based on her EU passport, but does that also apply if she's here on a dependent (Unterhaltsgarantie) permit?
Any EU25 passport guarantees unhindered access to the employment market, regardless of the permit you're on (unless you retire here on a tax deal that is).
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Hello!
I`m citizen of Latvia, but for 4 years I`ve been living and working in Cyprus. Now I would like to move, and this time to Switzerland.
1. Does it make any difference in procedure of paper work if I move directly from Cyprus to Switzerland?
2. I would like to confirm: as I`m citizen of Latvia I don`t have any restrictions to move and to find job in Switzerland, isn`t it?
Thank you!
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Hello!
I`m citizen of Latvia, but for 4 years I`ve been living and working in Cyprus. Now I would like to move, and this time to Switzerland.
1. Does it make any difference in procedure of paper work if I move directly from Cyprus to Switzerland?
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2. I would like to confirm: as I`m citizen of Latvia I don`t have any restrictions to move and to find job in Switzerland, isn`t it?
Thank you!
Correct, since April 2011 all restrictions are lifted.
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

So my B-Permit renewal form arrived, but I thought I would it would be upgraded to C-permit after 5 years? Should I contact the gemeinde? (probably)

Originally UK citizen, will have been here 5 years in November, lived and worked same place the whole time.
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So my B-Permit renewal form arrived, but I thought I would it would be upgraded to C-permit after 5 years? Should I contact the gemeinde? (probably)

Originally UK citizen, will have been here 5 years in November, lived and worked same place the whole time.
They never bothered producing a new form for this .

Fill it in, send it in, you'll get a C or Bob's not your uncle.
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

Is it possible to stay on a B permit even when you technically qualify for a C Permit?

I am a EU citizen, will have been in CH for 5 years in November. Was expecting to upgrade to a C permit but now we are considering moving Cantons next year (August 2012) and have been told that if we stay paying tax at source (as we would if still on a B Permit) then the tax rate for the new Canton would be adjusted as from the date of moving, rather than paying the tax rate of the new Canton for the entire year (2012 in arrears) due to the rule that the tax rate that is applied is the rate of the place you are living in on 31 December.

It would make a huge financial difference to us as the new place tax rate is approximately 1,200 Chf per month more expensive.

So my question is, can we stay on a B Permit?

And does this really work for the tax - although appreciate this is the permits forum and not finance ...
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Old 19.09.2011, 17:01
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Is it possible to stay on a B permit even when you technically qualify for a C Permit?

I am a EU citizen, will have been in CH for 5 years in November. Was expecting to upgrade to a C permit but now we are considering moving Cantons next year (August 2012) and have been told that if we stay paying tax at source (as we would if still on a B Permit) then the tax rate for the new Canton would be adjusted as from the date of moving, rather than paying the tax rate of the new Canton for the entire year (2012 in arrears) due to the rule that the tax rate that is applied is the rate of the place you are living in on 31 December.

It would make a huge financial difference to us as the new place tax rate is approximately 1,200 Chf per month more expensive.

So my question is, can we stay on a B Permit?

And does this really work for the tax - although appreciate this is the permits forum and not finance ...
Does C permit holders pay more taxes than B permit holders?? I always thought the opossite.
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Does C permit holders pay more taxes than B permit holders?? I always thought the opossite.
No they do not. Sorry - I explained badly.

It is because we are moving Cantons and the new Canton is much more expensive (in tax terms). When you pay tax annually in arrears (as you do on a C permit), you pay tax at the rate of the place you were living in on 31 December, irrespective of whether or not you were in that place for the whole year. But I was told that on a B Permit, where tax is taken from your salary at source, tax is paid proportionately, so one month in first Canton at first Canton rate, and next month, when you move to second Canton, at second Canton rate.

But my main question here is whether I can opt to remain with a B Permit .. but was also wondering if anyone else had come across/benefited from this apparent taxation rule.
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No they do not. Sorry - I explained badly.

It is because we are moving Cantons and the new Canton is much more expensive (in tax terms). When you pay tax annually in arrears (as you do on a C permit), you pay tax at the rate of the place you were living in on 31 December, irrespective of whether or not you were in that place for the whole year. But I was told that on a B Permit, where tax is taken from your salary at source, tax is paid proportionately, so one month in first Canton at first Canton rate, and next month, when you move to second Canton, at second Canton rate.
Well you were told wrong . If you don't pay through the year based on retro-calculations in the payroll then you will be getting a tax return to complete and will pay the difference that way.

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But my main question here is whether I can opt to remain with a B Permit ..
Nope. You will automatically receive a C permit.
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Re: EU Permits - A few bullet points

we sadly did not get away with that
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