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Old 13.12.2012, 15:19
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Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

Hi,

I'm an EU citizen who in January of next year will have spent 5 years living (and most of the time working) in Switzerland. Currently I have a B permit and I'm wondering

1) Must I apply specifically for a C Permit or will it be granted automatically (due to my five years residence)

2) Would being unemployed or on notice of becoming unemployed negatively impact my chance of getting a C Permit?

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Old 13.12.2012, 17:12
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Hi,

I'm an EU citizen who in January of next year will have spent 5 years living (and most of the time working) in Switzerland. Currently I have a B permit and I'm wondering

1) Must I apply specifically for a C Permit or will it be granted automatically (due to my five years residence)

2) Would being unemployed or on notice of becoming unemployed negatively impact my chance of getting a C Permit?

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1. Yes. 2. Not that Im aware.
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Old 13.12.2012, 17:18
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

My husband didnt apply for his C permit, he didnt even want it because of the tax issue.
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Old 13.12.2012, 17:37
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My husband didnt apply for his C permit, he didnt even want it because of the tax issue.
but did he still automatically get it?
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Hi,

I'm an EU citizen who in January of next year will have spent 5 years living (and most of the time working) in Switzerland. Currently I have a B permit and I'm wondering

1) Must I apply specifically for a C Permit or will it be granted automatically (due to my five years residence)

2) Would being unemployed or on notice of becoming unemployed negatively impact my chance of getting a C Permit?

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From where are you ? that is the big tema in CH and remember that CH is not totally in the EU.

1.- I will say : Not
2.-Yes, becuse they will know and they will say not C for you even you are from EU. Please check the rules-
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From where are you ? that is the big tema in CH and remember that CH is not totally in the EU.

1.- I will say : Not
2.-Yes, becuse they will know and they will say not C for you even you are from EU. Please check the rules-
For 2, I don't think so. I agree with Dannyt986

For 1, it's funny that the question is not a yes/no question and all answers from this page are yes or no.
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Old 18.12.2012, 18:57
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I think that the answer to 1. depends on the canton. In Neuchatel it's automatic but in some cantons you have to apply. For 2. I agree with Danny. I don't think unemployment makes any difference but if you have ever received social aid it might.
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Old 18.12.2012, 19:58
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I received my (EU) C permit 2 weeks ago, having applied for it in August. My B permit had a while to go on it, but I requested the C. I believe that had I left it reach its expiry date, then a renewal would be a C.

I was our of work a couple of years ago, and received RAV for a while. This had no impact on my permit. I had to provide letters of confirmation from my Gemeinde to the effect that I had not received social assistance in the past three years. Of course, unemployment is not social assistance.
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Old 18.12.2012, 20:44
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I'm in the same situation; my B runs out February. I'm a bit meh over whether it's a B or a C as both have advantages and disadvantages despite the C offering more security here.

To that end I'm going to book an appointment with the Kreisburo and find out what my options are. Nothing better than hearing it from the horses mouth as they say.
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but did he still automatically get it?

Yes, it was automatic.
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Old 18.12.2012, 23:12
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I'm in the same situation; my B runs out February. I'm a bit meh over whether it's a B or a C as both have advantages and disadvantages despite the C offering more security here.

To that end I'm going to book an appointment with the Kreisburo and find out what my options are. Nothing better than hearing it from the horses mouth as they say.
We are pretty much in same situation and all we know that we have to reapply subject to automatic extension prompted by my company's letter to do it prior expiry date in January 31st. I assume that it will be C permit with its pros and cons as we know it, but don't want to be to much forward until the permits will have been granted.
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

Op didn't actually say which Canton but, when my 5 years were up, although my B had not expired, I went to the Kreissbüro, and they send it off to the Migrationsamt.
They wrote back and asked what my work situation was. I had previously been out of work for 6 months over three years earlier. However, I had actually just created a GmbH 3 months earlier, and worked through that. They didn't question what actual work contract I had, and a couple of weeks later I got the C.

BTW. What are the cons/disadvantages?

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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I would be in similar situation in January 2014. However, my 5 year (EU) B is valid until January 2015 because I got an L in my 1st year here in Switzerland followed by a 5 year EU-B.

Questions:
1) Would the 1st year spent on 'L' permit be counted towards the required total stay of 5-years ?

2) I live in canton ZH and have a A2 level German certification. Do I need to have B1 before I can apply for C ?

3) Does my wife become eligible for C along with me? (she is also an EU national on a dependent B permit. She is not employed.)


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Old 23.01.2013, 11:20
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

My 5 year unrestricted B expires on 1.5.2013. I'm unemployed since May of last year. EU-7 Citizen.
What will happen if I have still no job in the next few months? I own property, just had a child and wife's contract expires on 28.4.2013? BTW, My ALV runs out end of April?

My take is that I'm screwed. I read through all the BFM website stuff and rules around permits, extensions etc and there is nothing clear stating either that I get extended B or C or that I shall pack-up and leave.

It says I can apply for extension no earlier than 3 months prior to expiration but no later than 2 weeks prior to expiration. Does one need to make a trip to the Gemeinde or straight to Migrationsamt to renew?
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I would ask Migrationamt ZH ( email and / or visit them in person ) AND check with your local Gemeinde Einwohnerkontrolle for the Merkblatt ( fact sheet ). You can apply 3 months prior to expiry.

Changeover from B annual to C ( Niederlassungsbewilligung ) ( although meant for non-EU, the person thought I was EU, and Migrationsamt's conclusive answer prevailed at the end of the day ).
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I would ask Migrationamt ZH ( email and / or visit them in person ) AND check with your local Gemeinde Einwohnerkontrolle for the Merkblatt ( fact sheet ). You can apply 3 months prior to expiry.

Changeover from B annual to C ( Niederlassungsbewilligung ) ( although meant for non-EU, the person thought I was EU, and Migrationsamt's conclusive answer prevailed at the end of the day ).

Thanks. Questions: shall I wait for the invitation/request or go to Gemeinde and ask for Merkblatt and start the process there or Migrationsamt.

I'm trying to find out what happens if I'm still on ALV when applying (no work contract or employment verification)
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I'd rather be proactive and make enquiries ahead but that is me.
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2) Would being unemployed or on notice of becoming unemployed negatively impact my chance of getting a C Permit?
I know someone who was unemployed (receiving RAV) and they didn't get a C-Permit after 5 years, they renewed their B-Permit for one year. They are under the impression they would get a C-Permit if they are in gainful employment once the new 12 month B-Permit comes up for renewal.

PS: This is in Zug.
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I'd rather be proactive and make enquiries ahead but that is me.
it's me as well therefore want to start even before the 3 months. That's why I want to start the process right away. My former colleague (who also lost the role due the bankruptcy of the company) who is a Swiss attorney and I were going to form an AG or GmbH. If I'm to face issues than I better know now and start the process ASAP.
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Re: Getting a C Permit (EU citizen)

I have learnt some lessons whilst in CH about failing to plan
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