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Old 09.08.2013, 14:06
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Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Hello,

I have applied for Type D visa in the last month (single, non-EU national working in Germany). My employer in Switzerland told me that: "once you will be in Switzerland, your birth certificate will be asked in order to get a work and residence permit"

I don't have this document and finding difficulties in getting this document from my home country. I am just wondering if there is any other document that we can submit.

It will be great hep if someone can clarify about this.
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Old 09.08.2013, 14:19
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

As far as I know you need to submit a birth certificate in order to get any kind of permit.

Have you contacted your employer to see if they have any suggestions?

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Old 09.08.2013, 14:29
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

I have never heard of having to submit a birth certificate in order to get a work permit. I did not have to (2007). Things change however.
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Old 09.08.2013, 14:37
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Thanks Vlh2, Aleydis!

I asked my employer but they didn't give definite answer (they told me that I must try to get this document but didn't say anything about the alternative documents!)

So, it will be helpful if someone who recently got residence permit can clarify this.
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Old 09.08.2013, 14:58
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Question: did you have to provide your criminal record? It seems that as of the end of 2011 the authorities of each Kanton have the discretion whether to request one from the new folks or not.
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Oh and by the way - you are already residing in Schengen area (in the joint database, fingerprinted, etc.) - try to play that. Good luck!
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Question: did you have to provide your criminal record? It seems that as of the end of 2011 the authorities of each Kanton have the discretion whether to request one from the new folks or not.
No, they didn't ask me for criminal record when I submitted application in Frankfurt.

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Oh and by the way - you are already residing in Schengen area (in the joint database, fingerprinted, etc.) - try to play that. Good luck!
Hopefully this will help!
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Where is your home country? Bit hard to help without knowing. I have managed to get copies of my birth cert really easily in the past.

I know I never needed a birth cert for an L permit, but I can't remember about the B permit.
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Where is your home country? Bit hard to help without knowing. I have managed to get copies of my birth cert really easily in the past.
India.

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I know I never needed a birth cert for an L permit, but I can't remember about the B permit.
Good to know.
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Old 09.08.2013, 15:28
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Looks like you can get one from your embassy in Berlin.


Issue of birth certificate-

(would be granted as per details in the passport).Original passport and passport size photograph is required.
Fee- EUR 25/-


http://www.indianembassy.de/pages.php?id=16
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Looks like you can get one from your embassy in Berlin.


Issue of birth certificate-

(would be granted as per details in the passport).Original passport and passport size photograph is required.
Fee- EUR 25/-


http://www.indianembassy.de/pages.php?id=16
I didn't check that! thanks lot!!

I will contact embassy!
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Hello

I am in a very similar situation as pk86. I am moving from Singapore to Switzerland but Danish of nationality. Unfortunately in Denmark the only way to order a birth-certificate is if one is residing in Denmark (This is fairly odd though as for adults in Denmark there are no usage of the birth-certificate except for the possibility of it being required in foreign countries with bloated bureaucracy)

I have heard from European acquaintances that they did not need a birth-certificate when registering for the residence permit, can anyone on the forum confirm this?

I would very much hate to have to move back to Denmark for a temporary period in order to move from Singapore to Switzerland just for a paper which carries no relevant information not already present in my passport..
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

This is from the Danish Embassy in the UK website, as I can't understand the Swiss one, but I assume its the same with any embassy. You can get a birth cert without being resident in Denmark.

Where can I get a copy of my Danish Birth or Marriage Certificate?

From the church in the parish where your birth/marriage was registered.

Call the relevant municipality (kommune) and ask for the church office. Addresses and telephone numbers can be found on www.borger.dk (Danish only).

Alternatively, you can look up contact details for the relevant parish on www.sogn.dk (Danish only). The person responsible for supplying copies of Birth/Marriage Certificates is the Parish Registrar (kirkebogsfører). Because of Danish regulations the new certificate cannot be forwarded directly to you, but must be forwarded to the Embassy. It can then be collected from the Embassy's Passport Office at the following times:

Monday & Tuesday 9.30 - 12.00
Friday 10.00 - 12.00

The fee is £21.00 per certificate. Please bring photo ID.
If you are collecting more than one certificate in the same name/family you will only be charged £21.00.


http://storbritannien.um.dk/en/trave...ial-documents/
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Dear All

I am just signing a contract to move from the UK to Basel, and preparing the paperwork. May I tag along to the OP, and ask what other bits of information and paperwork are usually requested for the work/residency permits?
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

As an EU citizen living here continuously since 1989, I have never, ever, been asked here in Switzerland for my birth certificate. I have always had to present my passport, [which of course is only issued to citizens with birth certificates] Even when my children were born here, as the father, my passport was enough.

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As an EU citizen living here continuously since 1989, I have never, ever, been asked here in Switzerland for my birth certificate. I have always had to present my passport, [which of course is only issued to citizens with birth certificates] Even when my children were born here, as the father, my passport was enough.
That's exactly what I was told by my company :-)
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Hello

I am in a very similar situation as pk86. I am moving from Singapore to Switzerland but Danish of nationality. Unfortunately in Denmark the only way to order a birth-certificate is if one is residing in Denmark (This is fairly odd though as for adults in Denmark there are no usage of the birth-certificate except for the possibility of it being required in foreign countries with bloated bureaucracy)

I have heard from European acquaintances that they did not need a birth-certificate when registering for the residence permit, can anyone on the forum confirm this?

I would very much hate to have to move back to Denmark for a temporary period in order to move from Singapore to Switzerland just for a paper which carries no relevant information not already present in my passport..
The birth certificate and criminal record extract are optional items that they may ask. A lot seems to be nationality-related -- seems if you are EU/USA/AUS/CAN they dont ask for anything, in other cases they ask for one of the two or both.

I find it strange that you cannot request a birth certificate, which only documents the fact that a brith has taken place in a particular location. It is not linked to residencty or citizenship. A tourist giving birth in Denmark should be able to get a Danish birth certificate.
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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

I went to the Controle des habitants to apply for a residence permit and i was not asked for the birth-certificate. I went with an Indian friend and he was also not asked for a certificate.

Before going to the Controle des habitants to apply for the residence permit i did contact the church in the parish of the municipality in which i last resided in Denmark, and they where very helpful in sending a birth-certificate to me. The deal is that it is just not possible to order the certificate directly on the internet when residing in another country. Thank you for your help.


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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

Sorry for the tread revival but it seems the most relevant thread to my question.

We're both UK citizens, moving on a B permit to Zurich in a couple of month, however I had the misfortune to be born in Russia (wife is English). I do have my birth certificate but due to noone in UK ever needing a copy, I've not had it translated.

By the sounds of things from this thread, they might ask me for it, they might not, but I'm thinking that I should translate it before I move. Would they be happy for me to translate it from Russian to German in London (i won't find someone in a dodgy alley, I promise) or will it have to be over there (with the 8 day clock ticking).

Also, wife has her BC and passport in the same name, but between birth and now has had her last name changed to something else and back. Presumably she doesn't need to provide evidence of both changes?

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Re: Is birth certificate required for work/residence permit application?

We never had to provide our birth certificates when registering here.
In your shoes I would go along to register with your passports, work contract etc initially and if they ask for the other things you can get them translated then. No point getting them translated if you don't actually need them.
They usually require translation to be done by an officially recognised translator and they have a list of those.
You will have fulfilled the requirement of registering within 8 days of arrival.
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