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Old 19.03.2015, 07:30
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Re: question about liechtenstein

Let's say that German is quite difficult and it doesn't matter where you are coming from or what your mother tongue is, German is always a pain to learn, but of course it depends on the learner's abilities with languages. Some people find it easier than others. I think with motivation and commitment, a B1 is achievable in about 3-4 months.

For me Goethe Institut worked pretty well and, although I only had a month of A2 intensive training during summer vacations, that opened me a lot of doors. I think GI has branches in a lot of countries, Egypt has branches in Cairo and Alexandria.

Osama looks like he will get the permit to stay for training, but getting a job is something different, althugh getting a job is not impossible. Maybe broaden the search range to Switzerland, Germany and Austria will not be a bad idea as he will be already in the area. I would do the same if I were him. Why not? I think is worth the experience...
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^ thanks for the reply. Are you an international student too? I've read somewhere on this forum that Switzerland doesn't issue work visas [to non-EU]. I'm sure the experience would be amazing, but I don't think I can afford to risk not getting a job, honestly

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Re: question about liechtenstein

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...I've read somewhere on this forum that Switzerland doesn't issue work visas [to non-EU]...
Not visas, but permits. A visa is just for entering here, not for staying.

For a non-EU (without any Swiss or EU family ties) to get a work permit, you generally need specialized skills/qualifications. An employer has to prove there's no Swiss, EU or non-EU already here with a valid permit to do the job. But it happens, particularly with multinationals.

I believe if you get a degree here, you're allowed to stay on another 6 months or so to hunt for a job. This is for Switzerland, though, I am not sure about Liechtenstein's rules.
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^ thanks for the reply. Are you an international student too? I've read somewhere on this forum that Switzerland doesn't issue work visas [to non-EU]. I'm sure the experience would be amazing, but I don't think I can afford to risk not getting a job, honestly
Switzerland will issue work permits to non-EU nationals providing you're highly qualified/skilled, have several years experience in your field AND there's not an equally qualified/skilled Swiss/EU national who could do the job. The details are outlined here:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...zulassung.html

If you study at a Swiss uni then maybe your chances of employment would be higher as non-EU graduates are supposed to be on equal footing with Swiss/EU nationals.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...abgaenger.html

However, it will depend on what you plan to study. If there's no call for your field in Switzerland you still are unlikely to be employable here.

Don't know if these rules apply for Lichtenstein as well or not.
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surface: 160 km2
population: 37 000+
residence permit: impossible for Swiss
currency: CHF
post stamps: their own
local variety of German: rather peculiar but charming
close to: CH, A and D
groove: rather sleepy than vibrant
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