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Non EU C permit

Hi,
I searched the forum but could not find a definitive answer.
I would like to know if a Non EU on C permit can work for any employer in Switzerland without any restrictions. Normally a B permit for Non EU is tied to the employer and if he/she wants to change jobs, then the new employer has to apply for a new permit proving that no Swiss or EU person could be found to fill the position.
Also how does a renewal of a Non EU C permit happen? is it yearly like a B permit and the employer has to still apply for the renewal??

Normally renewal of a NON EU on a B permit depends on employer. if the employer is not interested to renew (for whatever reasons), the Non EU has to leave Switzerland. I would like to know if a C permit will remove this dependency and allows the Non EU to be hired easily by the employers without having to go through the normal work permit process (proving nobody in Swiss and EU were found to fill the position)

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Re: Non EU C permit

What permit do you currently have?
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Re: Non EU C permit

I currently have a Non EU B permit and hoping to ask for a C permit next year (assuming i meet all the criteria)

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Re: Non EU C permit

when you get a C, it will be for 5 years and your are free to switch employers, your profession and can setup a business for which I guess you just have to inform migrationsamt.

Also not every B permit has same restrictions for Non EU. you can have a no binding permit, restricted to employer requiring annual approval, not restricted to an employer but requiring annual renewal or a no strings attached kinda permit where AWA waives off all restrictions and you dont need to seek a AWA approval any further but Migrationsamt may still require your yearly renewal.

check your Stellenantritt which AWA sends to employer. or ask your employer for a copy of it if you do not already have one to see what restrictions apply to your B permit.

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Re: Non EU C permit

Hi BigB,
Yes. It helps. Thanks.

I know my B permit is tied to my employer.

also, is it necessary that both the husband and wife should be continuosly employed for the last 5 years to get a C permit? or is this requirement different for different cantons? in our case, one of us has only been working for the last 3 years.
whose status will be assessed by the authorities when they give a C permit? is it always the main permit holder?
is it possible that one person in the family gets a C and the other still gets a B because the have not met some criteria like german language proficiency?

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Re: Non EU C permit

Giving a bump to the thread.
180 views and still no replies.
i hope my questions are easy enough for EF experts.

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Re: Non EU C permit

C permit has no restrictions with respect to the employment.

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Re: Non EU C permit

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i hope my questions are easy enough for EF experts.
Honestly HappyCreature, you really should speak with the folks at your Gemeinde Einwohnerkontrolle and/or with the cantonal Migrationsamt.

The reason I say that is from what we have seen on various threads it seems that the interpretation of rules and practices around granting a C permit vary rather widely - by canton, Gemeinde, whim of the bureaucrat, phase of the moon.

We've seen posts where people in cantons requiring language certificates have been granted a C permit although they can't speak a word - and we've seen posts where the rules are applied so strictly that a certificate from one language organization is not recognized and the request is denied.

Also bear in mind that the rules and how they are enforced have gone through changes recently - so even in the same canton someone's experience of a few years ago may be irrelevant to what you face today.

With something so important as an application for a C permit, always to straight to the source - your Gemeinde and cantonal officials.
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Re: Non EU C permit

- C permit (eu or non-non-eu) holders have full access to swiss job market with no restriction.

- renewal of C permits is not dependent on the employment status (being unemployed is not a reason for refusal of renewal)

- when asking for non-eu c permit, everyone in the family older than 12 years has to pass the language requirement. One in the family not ok, no one can have C permit. and this requirement is federal (canton independent)

- when asking for c permit, requirements such as continuous 5-year employment or only employment at the time of applying c permit or whatever is decided by each canton. There is no federal rule.

- For questions, ask OCP of your canton. Not commune (they have no say and they often give wrong information)

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Honestly HappyCreature, you really should speak with the folks at your Gemeinde Einwohnerkontrolle and/or with the cantonal Migrationsamt.

The reason I say that is from what we have seen on various threads it seems that the interpretation of rules and practices around granting a C permit vary rather widely - by canton, Gemeinde, whim of the bureaucrat, phase of the moon.

We've seen posts where people in cantons requiring language certificates have been granted a C permit although they can't speak a word - and we've seen posts where the rules are applied so strictly that a certificate from one language organization is not recognized and the request is denied.

Also bear in mind that the rules and how they are enforced have gone through changes recently - so even in the same canton someone's experience of a few years ago may be irrelevant to what you face today.

With something so important as an application for a C permit, always to straight to the source - your Gemeinde and cantonal officials.
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Re: Non EU C permit

Thanks all for the useful replies.

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