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Sorry but I do not understand what it is the implication with Swiss Authorities and the forum... or are you part of the Swiss authority ?... and I said sorry for not be clear...

Is that a Swiss way of being to not be polite at all? only thinking of the wrong way all the time???
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Re: Non-EU Citizen married to EU Citizen

Hello all,

I have a question regarding work visas in Switzerland. I am an American that is married to a German citizen and want to search for work in Zürich. The problem is that her job is in Germany for 2 more years and I want to immigrate their in advance. She will then join me after her contract terminates.

Am I even allowed to work there if my wife does not initially come with me? I understand that I have the same working rights as her here in Germany, but not sure about Switzerland. It is a little confusing and I have searched high and low for the answer. Any input would be most appreciated!
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Old 02.02.2012, 18:56
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Hello all,

I have a question regarding work visas in Switzerland. I am an American that is married to a German citizen and want to search for work in Zürich. The problem is that her job is in Germany for 2 more years and I want to immigrate their in advance. She will then join me after her contract terminates.

Am I even allowed to work there if my wife does not initially come with me? I understand that I have the same working rights as her here in Germany, but not sure about Switzerland. It is a little confusing and I have searched high and low for the answer. Any input would be most appreciated!

No. Not unless your wife moves with you or your potential employer goes through the hoops of getting a non-EU permit for you. You right to live in Switzerland is attached to your wife's right. You do not have any rights on your own. This is true of all countries signed up to the treaty.
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Re: Non-EU Citizen married to EU Citizen

Thanks for the quick response! I figured it would be like this but just wanted to check with this forum.
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Hello all :

Anybody knows if I will need an special entry Visa for Switzerland?

As I am not Non - EU citizen ...
Last year Swiss Embassy in London told me when I asked

"I don't need a visa to go to Switzerland why do I need to get this?"

They told me

"you don't need a visa to travel but you do need get this as you are going to settle there".

So I am sure you will also need to get a visa to move here to live.
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Re: Non-EU Citizen married to EU Citizen

Hello there,

My husband is a Czech citizen and I am a non-EU citizen. We would like to work temporarily in Switzerland during the winter season (5 months).

We would like to know how should we proceed to get a working permit and if I could apply concomitantly with him or I have to wait for him to get his permit first and then I can apply. And if I have to wait, how long does his permit usually take to be granted and how long would take a permit for myself.

Thank you very much for any information.
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Hello there,

My husband is a Czech citizen and I am a non-EU citizen. We would like to work temporarily in Switzerland during the winter season (5 months).

We would like to know how should we proceed to get a working permit and if I could apply concomitantly with him or I have to wait for him to get his permit first and then I can apply. And if I have to wait, how long does his permit usually take to be granted and how long would take a permit for myself.

Thank you very much for any information.
He should move here first and apply for family reunification for you to join him, ideally once he has a job. Otherwise he'll need to show he has sufficient financial funds to support you both.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification-eu-efta

You can't move here first being a non-EU national as you have no right to live/work here unless you already have a job offer that's been approved by the Swiss authorities.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm...zulassung.html

It can take between 2-4 weeks to get the permits sorted out.
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Re: Non-EU Citizen married to EU Citizen

Thank you very much Medea Fleecestealer for your reply.
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Re: Non-EU Citizen married to EU Citizen

Hi guys, this forum is such a fantastic wealth of information, thank you all for sharing your knowledge here!

We are an EU and non-EU couple, he is German and used to live in Switzerland (for 10 years) and she is Canadian. He has some interesting job opportunities in CH so we would like to return from Canada this year. She is a senior level researcher type in a very niche area and has been working as a scientific advisor for the Canadian government, so she would like to keep her employment options open as she may find interesting consulting work around the EU or in CH (a lot of the work requires EU citizenship for security purposes). There does not seem to be much work in her area in Zurich, at least not without fluent German.

We are in our 40s so don't want to wait a decade for her to have the chance for Swiss citizenship (and thus the right to work anywhere in the EU) and thus were thinking of living on the German side and he could commute to Zurich for a few years until she can get a passport, that would make life a lot easier for her. But we have a couple questions that 3 days of googling have not clarified :

1. If we live in Germany and he commutes to a job there, what permit will he get? (should be a B right?) Will she get one as well even if we don't reside there?

2. If we reside outside CH for 3 or 4 years with only a B permit, will those years count towards our C permit so that we could buy a property once we eventually do move to CH, or would we have to move into a rental in CH for an additional few years first to work towards that C permit?

3. I know this isn't CH rules per say, but if we decided to reside in CH right away and we both have the work and residency permits, does anyone happen to know whether that would allow her (the non-EU citizen) to work in the EU? I'm assuming that's a pretty simple "no" but hope springs eternal...

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4. Does anyone know of an awesome job in the Zurich area for a Human Factors or Organisational Safety for an English/French speaking non-EU national? Hahah, thought it was worth a try!

Thanks so much in advance, and we look forward to being part of your great community again soon!
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1. If we live in Germany and he commutes to a job there, what permit will he get? (should be a B right?) Will she get one as well even if we don't reside there?

2. If we reside outside CH for 3 or 4 years with only a B permit, will those years count towards our C permit so that we could buy a property once we eventually do move to CH, or would we have to move into a rental in CH for an additional few years first to work towards that C permit?

3. I know this isn't CH rules per say, but if we decided to reside in CH right away and we both have the work and residency permits, does anyone happen to know whether that would allow her (the non-EU citizen) to work in the EU? I'm assuming that's a pretty simple "no" but hope springs eternal...

And finally,
4. Does anyone know of an awesome job in the Zurich area for a Human Factors or Organisational Safety for an English/French speaking non-EU national? Hahah, thought it was worth a try!

Thanks so much in advance, and we look forward to being part of your great community again soon!
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1. Cross-border commuters receive a G permit. A B is only for residents of Switzerland.

2. No, as you are not residents of Switzerland.

3. No, as a permit in Switzerland does not entitle a non-EU to work in the EU. It does allow you to travel freely in the Shengen zone, but you already have that ability as a Canadian.

4. Cheeky! Post an ad in Jobs Wanted.
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1. If we live in Germany and he commutes to a job there, what permit will he get? (should be a B right?) Will she get one as well even if we don't reside there?
He gets a G permit, she gets none.

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2. If we reside outside CH for 3 or 4 years with only a B permit, will those years count towards our C permit so that we could buy a property once we eventually do move to CH, or would we have to move into a rental in CH for an additional few years first to work towards that C permit?
Only residents get B permits. If you live in Germany, you will not get B permits. Neither will the time spent living outside of Switzerland count towards a Swiss C permit.

EU citizens do not need a C permit to buy property, B is sufficient provided one is buying their primary residence.
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1. If we live in Germany and he commutes to a job there, what permit will he get? (should be a B right?) Will she get one as well even if we don't reside there?
No. He will get a G permit for Switzerland. She will only get a permit for Germany. She has no right to a work permit in Switzerland. She can only work if the Swiss employer is willing to sponsor her for a G permit.


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2. If we reside outside CH for 3 or 4 years with only a B permit, will those years count towards our C permit so that we could buy a property once we eventually do move to CH, or would we have to move into a rental in CH for an additional few years first to work towards that C permit?
N/A as you won't get a B permit.

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You'll have to check the rules for that. She can probably work on a part time (check the time allowed) consulting basis.

Just as it's true for Switzerland if you living in Germany, she won't have rights to work full time in EU if you live in Switzerland, unless the employer sponsers her for a permit.
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Just to add to what's already been said. If you move to Switzerland your wife will get a permit which allows her to work in Switzerland. If you move to Germany, she will get a permit which allows her to work in Germany. In neither case will she have the right to work in any other EU/Schegen Area country. To be able to do that you would both have to move there or any employer would have to go through that country's non-EU hiring process to be able to hire her independently - which would also probably require her to move to that country and become a resident there. Whether she could do any contract type work outside of her resident country would depend on the other's country's rules and regs.
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Thanks a lot, you guys are great!

Switzerland it is then! :-D
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