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Want to stay in Switzerland!

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I recently moved to my girlfriend's place in Brugg and I'm willing to stay. I'm from Argentina but I have my Spanish passport!

I have almost 5 years of Android mobile development experience, but the problem is that I do not have a degree. I paused my studies in Argentina. I sent like 15 job applications in a week.

On the Swiss embassy website, I read that with an EU passport, the only think I need to stay in Switzerland is a work (for the work permit)

Am I right? How do you see this?

Any advice is really appreciated. I want very much to stay here.

Thank you guys for reading this.
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Old 06.01.2015, 16:16
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

The Spanish passport does indeed help.

So become a full-time Android developer, work for yourself?
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

Which passport did you use to enter the country?

Just having the Spanish passport isn't enough, you also need to prove that you can support yourself while you job hunt here.
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

I entered with the Spanish passport.

As I am living with my girlfriend, I do not pay too much for rent and food. I brought with myself all my earnings and with them I can stay job-hunting like 6 months. To whom do I have to prove?

Thanks for your replies.
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Old 10.01.2015, 15:32
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

You need to register with the Brugg gemeinde admin office as a job seeker and they will probably want to see that you have sufficient funds to support yourself.
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Old 10.01.2015, 16:56
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I entered with the Spanish passport.

As I am living with my girlfriend, I do not pay too much for rent and food. I brought with myself all my earnings and with them I can stay job-hunting like 6 months. To whom do I have to prove?

Thanks for your replies.
After being here for 3 months then you should register at the commune you live in for a job seeker permit. They will tell you what documents you require.
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

You can read many of the rules/laws and procedures on the government website www.ch.ch, quite a lot of which is already translated into English. Parts not already in English might be accessible to you in Italian.
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After being here for 3 months then you should register at the commune you live in for a job seeker permit. They will tell you what documents you require.
I believe that if you come here with the intention to stay, you have to register from the start and not after 3 months of considerd a "tourist".

When i came here my bohfriend had to "guarantee" for me (brought a paper from his bank and signed a form) and they gave me immediately a 5 year permit (had no job at the moment. That was in 2007, not sure if things have changed in the meantime
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Old 11.01.2015, 11:33
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I believe that if you come here with the intention to stay, you have to register from the start and not after 3 months of considerd a "tourist".

When i came here my bohfriend had to "guarantee" for me (brought a paper from his bank and signed a form) and they gave me immediately a 5 year permit (had no job at the moment. That was in 2007, not sure if things have changed in the meantime
EU nationals who come here to look for work can stay for 3 months before they need to register.

"Job seekers
Do I have to secure employment in Switzerland before entering the country or may I look for work once I am in Switzerland?
EU-27/EFTA nationals may enter Switzerland for job-seeking purposes. No permit is required for stays of up to three months. If no job can be found within this time, the appropriate local or cantonal authorities will grant a short-term residence permit (type L permit) valid for another three months’ job search. If after this period your job search has remained unsuccessful, you may request for your short-term residence permit to be extended. Extensions are granted up to one year. However, this short-term residence permit does not authorize EU-2 nationals to take up employment. They are subject to the interim provisions in place (quotas, Swiss citizens worker priority, control of wage and work conditions). If these conditions are not met, a permit cannot be granted. EU-2 nationals must always apply for a residence and work permit with the cantonal labour market authority (see question "Taking up residence and gainful employment")."
https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...-efta/faq.html


Although it is possible that his girlfriend could sponsor him if she makes enough it is always better for everyone to first get your own independent permit if possible.
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Re: Want to stay in Switzerland!

Thank you very much for your replies.

We are going to the Brugg gemeinde for information.

You are the best. I appreciate this very much.
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EU nationals who come here to look for work can stay for 3 months before they need to register.

"Job seekers
Do I have to secure employment in Switzerland before entering the country or may I look for work once I am in Switzerland?
EU-27/EFTA nationals may enter Switzerland for job-seeking purposes. No permit is required for stays of up to three months. If no job can be found within this time, the appropriate local or cantonal authorities will grant a short-term residence permit (type L permit) valid for another three months’ job search. If after this period your job search has remained unsuccessful, you may request for your short-term residence permit to be extended. Extensions are granted up to one year. However, this short-term residence permit does not authorize EU-2 nationals to take up employment. They are subject to the interim provisions in place (quotas, Swiss citizens worker priority, control of wage and work conditions). If these conditions are not met, a permit cannot be granted. EU-2 nationals must always apply for a residence and work permit with the cantonal labour market authority (see question "Taking up residence and gainful employment")."
https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...-efta/faq.html


Although it is possible that his girlfriend could sponsor him if she makes enough it is always better for everyone to first get your own independent permit if possible.
Ok, thanks for taking the time to dig up the link

I agree about your point of having an independent permit. However sponsoring is another option that takes off some stress, especially if it takes a while to get a job. Plus some employers prefer seeing the 5 year permit when you apply already. Once you find a job your permit is then independent of sponsorsip
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Ok, thanks for taking the time to dig up the link

I agree about your point of having an independent permit. However sponsoring is another option that takes off some stress, especially if it takes a while to get a job. Plus some employers prefer seeing the 5 year permit when you apply already. Once you find a job your permit is then independent of sponsorsip
Either way doesn't change much. Just saves him 3 months health insurance and extends the permit by 3 months at the tail end should he not find a job.

Let's hope wont' be the case!
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