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How to convert Dependent B permit to Independent B?

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I am non-EU citizen, having B permit for last 5 years, employed as a Software Engineer in Switzerland Branch of a reputed Multinational Software company . I am well educated and passed A2 level in German language.


My B permit is tagged with my husband which means I have Dependent B permit and I have to leave this country if he leaves.
Can anybody suggest how can I apply for fresh B permit which is NOT tagged with my husband? My employer will not be able to help me in this case.


Thanks in advance for any useful suggestion.
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Old 17.02.2015, 17:33
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Re: How to convert Dependent B permit to Independent B?

You can't.

Your employer would have to apply for you, they would have to prove that there are no Swiss/EU people that could do your job instead of you. You have your job because you have a dependant permit.
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Hi,


I am non-EU citizen, having B permit for last 5 years, employed as a Software Engineer in Switzerland Branch of a reputed Multinational Software company . I am well educated and passed A2 level in German language.


My B permit is tagged with my husband which means I have Dependent B permit and I have to leave this country if he leaves.
Can anybody suggest how can I apply for fresh B permit which is NOT tagged with my husband? My employer will not be able to help me in this case.


Thanks in advance for any useful suggestion.
Why not ask for a C (VINTA, fast-track for non-EU) after your 5th year stay?
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How to change Dependent Visa into independent one

HI Everyone,

I hope someone will be able to help me. Here is my story

I came to Switzerland 4 years ago, I was an exchange student back there with an L permit. After finishing school I have got married and got B permit but dependent one. I have been employed for the last 3 years and i have indefinite work contract.

My Husband will be finishing his PHD in November by that time we have to renew out permit too. By that time my husband will most probably be unemployed unless he found a job before finishing his PHD. Now the question is: Is there any way I will be allowed to apply for an independent permit . What will be the requirements if it is possible.

thank you very much for your help
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Re: How to convert Dependent B permit to Independent B?

If he's an EU national then he may qualify for unemployment or if you have enough savings to stay longer then you should still be able to work here and might be able to change your permit status. If he's non-EU then no, if he can't find a job then he and you will both have to leave unless your employer is willing to apply for a new permit for you.
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Re: How to convert Dependent B permit to Independent B?

Hey Edelweiss2013,

May i ask you if you could sorted out the issue of your dependent permit to independent one?
I am going through the same problem and it would be great if you can let me if you could resolved this issue.

Thanks a ton in advance.

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Hi,


I am non-EU citizen, having B permit for last 5 years, employed as a Software Engineer in Switzerland Branch of a reputed Multinational Software company . I am well educated and passed A2 level in German language.


My B permit is tagged with my husband which means I have Dependent B permit and I have to leave this country if he leaves.
Can anybody suggest how can I apply for fresh B permit which is NOT tagged with my husband? My employer will not be able to help me in this case.


Thanks in advance for any useful suggestion.
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Hey Edelweiss2013,

May i ask you if you could sorted out the issue of your dependent permit to independent one?
I am going through the same problem and it would be great if you can let me if you could resolved this issue.

Thanks a ton in advance.

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You can't.

Your employer would have to apply for you, they would have to prove that there are no Swiss/EU people that could do your job instead of you. You have your job because you have a dependant permit.
What bit of Island Monkey's post didn't you understand. If your employer is willing to try and convert your permit they might be able to do it if there are no Swiss/EU nationals who could do the job. But if your employer isn't willing to try for the conversion then it won't happen as you can't do it yourself.
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