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Prospective marriage to my Swiss girlfriend - marry in CH or in my country ?

Hi, i'm a non-Eu citizen and ive been dating a Swiss girl for over 5 years, and now we decided to marry.

I just have some doubts:
Is there a difference if we marry in my country (Argentina) or if we marry in Switzerland?
Will I be able to work or live there as soon as we get married? Because she said she would rather to live in ch then in argentina...
How long does the process take?

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Re: Marriage

Welcome to the forum.

Some threads to read up:

Marriage abroad or in Switzerland?

Tourist Visa then marriage to a swiss national

Getting married in Switzerland, non EU with EU citizen

marriage legalisation

For HK ( also non-EU ) as a guide only:

http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...ff/mchhkg.html

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Preparation for marriage in Switzerland

If you wish to get married in Switzerland, you should start proceedings at least 3 – 5 months prior to your marriage. Generally more time is needed if documents from outside of Hong Kong are involved.

You should first contact the Swiss Marriage Registry (“Zivilstandsamt” in German or “Service de l’état civil” in French) of your choice to check on the availability of your preferred wedding date. Contact information can be made available upon request.

Next you should obtain and prepare all documents listed on the check list “Preparation for Marriage in Switzerland – Required Documents” (see column on the right).

Once you have all of your documents ready, please make an appointment with this Consulate General to sign the relevant forms 034 and 035 in the presence of a consular officer as well as to submit all of your documents.

If your fiancé(e) is residing in Switzerland, he or she will submit his or her documents directly to the Swiss Marriage Registry of your marriage place.

The consular fee for processing your marriage application varies from case to case and depends if documents from outside of Hong Kong and/or a Swiss residence permit application (see below) is involved. The fee will be anywhere between HKD 1'350 – HKD 3'500. Please be aware that there will be additional charges from the Marriage Registry in Switzerland.

After your appointment with this Consulate General your documents will be forwarded to the competent authorities in Switzerland (or other Swiss representations abroad if documents from outside of Hong Kong are involved) for approval, which will take several months.

If you require a visa to enter Switzerland you will have to await the completion of your marriage preparation application abroad before being able to travel or move to Switzerland.

Your marriage may have an affect on your family name (please refer to the information sheet on the right, available only in German and French).


Living in Switzerland after your marriage
If you intend to live in Switzerland after your marriage with a Swiss citizen or a Swiss resident, please submit your application for a residence permit (“Visa D”) in triplicate (3) to this office together with four (4) photos. You will also have to apply for a Certificate of No Criminal Conviction issued by the Hong Kong Police (see web link below) with a recommendation letter from this Consulate General.

Certificate of No Criminal Conviction

The processing of your application for a residence permit may take 3 – 5 months (until your application for marriage preparation is approved once all foreign documents have been checked, translated, legalized and approved by the Swiss authorities).


Religious marriage
A religious marriage is optional and may take place only once you are legally married.
Swiss Embassy website for Argentina is here:

http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/es/home/...rg/embbue.html
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Re: Prospective marriage to my Swiss girlfriend - marry in CH or in my country ?

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Re: Marriage

Dear Jrspet,
Thank you for your value information!

I have one more question. While you processed this marriage in HK, did you had to wait 3-5 months to see your lover or is there anyway can come to Switzerland to stay with your lover while processing?

Thanks for your reply in advance! Have a good day!

Sara
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5 months separate to marry abroad or marry in Switzerland?

Dear all,

Greeting! I have read thousands posts regarding visas, marriage, etc. I am Chinese going to marry a Swiss. Hereby three questions I did not find the answer.

Marriage process in China takes 3-5 months. My boyfriend could not have so long holidays.
(1) Is anyway we could apply the process in China but I can come to Switzerland to wait for the process?

If we marry in Switzerland,
(2) Can I legally stay in Switzerland after we sign marriage form in Zivilstandsamt?
(3) Or my 3 months tourist visa could be enough time till they let me legally stay in Switzerland?


Thank you all for your kindly repose in advance! Have a good day!
Sara
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Dear Jrspet,
Thank you for your value information!

I have one more question. While you processed this marriage in HK, did you had to wait 3-5 months to see your lover or is there anyway can come to Switzerland to stay with your lover while processing?

Thanks for your reply in advance! Have a good day!

Sara
From above post:

"If you require a visa to enter Switzerland you will have to await the completion of your marriage preparation application abroad before being able to travel or move to Switzerland."

So no, you should wait while the dependent/marriage permit application is processed.
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Re: Prospective marriage to my Swiss girlfriend - marry in CH or in my country ?

wow, this thread is still alive? nevertheleb...
haha nice seeing this thread was useful for other people!!

just wanted to say that Ive married my exgf, good luck to everyone!!

love you Nadja!
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Re: Prospective marriage to my Swiss girlfriend - marry in CH or in my country ?

My parents did both... An American wedding and a Swiss wedding.
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