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US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

Hello, everyone;

I am seeking information on swiss visa and pros/cons of working in Switzerland but living in Germany. I want to relocate to Konstanz but would like to work in Zurich. I have a German visa via being married to a German and one of my children being born in Germany but I'm an American citizen. Where can I find information that address working in Switzerland under my German visa status?

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Re: US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

This has been discussed many times on the forum. Start by scrolling down the thread to "Similar Threads".

The sort version is that it will be really very difficult for you to work in Switzerland if you are living in Germany. You would be considered a 3rd country national and the employer would have to sponsor your work permit.

The other threads will have more information. Good luck.
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Re: US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

Forget it unless as mentioned you move to Switzerland with your whole family…. or, you gain DE citizenship.
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Re: US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

A G permit is possible, but, as for regular permits the employer would have to show there's no Swiss or EU fit for the job. Perhaps you have a very niche role? Who knows...

Information in English from the Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit in ZH
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Re: US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

Similar question being asked here and the answer is the same.

Australian doctor, (non EU)

As Switzerland is not part of the EU you are still a non-EU in their eyes and would have difficulty in getting a work permit. Employers have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national to do the job. Outlined here:

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

As Island Monkey says, either your husband needs to move the whole family here (you can't do it as you're non-EU so you all have to come here as his dependents) or gain German citizenship - which would require giving up the US one iirc.

nqin, a G permit is not possible for a non-EU national as Zurich is not in one of the border zones.

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

EU nationals with a G permit can work anywhere in Switzerland, but non-EU's can't.

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Re: US wife of DE citizen working in Switzerland living in Konstanz

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A G permit is possible, but, as for regular permits the employer would have to show there's no Swiss or EU fit for the job. Perhaps you have a very niche role? Who knows...

Information in English from the Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit in ZH
A G permit is possible if the employer can/will sponsor the OPs permit, which although not completely 100% out of the question, it will certainly be very difficult.

There are possibilities just like there are possibilities for every other non-EU. But the OP has no short cuts here unless as we've already said her family moves to Switzerland. Then she will have equal standing on the job market. If not, she's just another non-EU.
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