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work certificate vs permit

Hi everyone,
I've just been employed in Zurich and I've been informed by my employer that they have taken care of all immigration formalities and that I was " registered".
Great, I said, and asked for a copy of my permit so that I can apply for an apparent. They initially said they would forward it to me but now say that I don't need one, I'm getting a certificate instead.
I'm a UK citizen and I was under the impression that I needed a B permit to reside here permanently (and would be granted this on production of my employment contract).
What on earth is a certificate??
Thanks so much
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Old 26.03.2015, 16:19
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Re: work certificate vs permit

Yes you do need a L, B or C permit.

You need to go to your Gemeinde, with your work contract, passport, passport photos etc and apply for it. Your employer does not do this for you.
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Re: work certificate vs permit

How long is the contract for? It's unusual for an employer to register you, but that is done under the short term employment registration scheme outlined here:

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

I assume you'd get some sort of documentation to prove you're here legally for those 90 days, but what it is I have no idea.

Otherwise, if it's a normal contract then as Island Monkey says you need to register with your gemeinde to start the process of getting a permit issued to you.
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How long is the contract for? It's unusual for an employer to register you, but that is done under the short term employment registration scheme outlined here:

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

I assume you'd get some sort of documentation to prove you're here legally for those 90 days, but what it is I have no idea.

Otherwise, if it's a normal contract then as Island Monkey says you need to register with your gemeinde to start the process of getting a permit issued to you.
No documentation will be provided, for less than 8 days registration is usually not required.
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Re: work certificate vs permit

Hi there,
It's an indefinite contract, I have no idea why they've done what they've done.
I can definitely go register myself, which is what I originally intended to do. Can I ask, do you know whether this 90 day certificate stops me applying for the B permit myself? Someone suggested I would have to wait for a week before it expires and then apply.
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Hi there,
It's an indefinite contract, I have no idea why they've done what they've done.
I can definitely go register myself, which is what I originally intended to do. Can I ask, do you know whether this 90 day certificate stops me applying for the B permit myself? Someone suggested I would have to wait for a week before it expires and then apply.
Many thanks
If you have an indefinite contract, the 90 day thing is not applicable. Go to your gemeinde and they will sort it all out. They will cancel the 90 day thing if that is what has happened and replace it with a B permit.

You should go soon and get it sorted, as you are supposed to register within 8 days I think of arriving in Switzerland and before you start work.
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Re: work certificate vs permit

Thank you so much!
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Re: work certificate vs permit

Once reached Swiss with your Work contract with indefinite.

These are the steps you need to follow.

1. Get an apartment/serviced apartment / sharing with Friends etc. This is to act as a address proof where you are staying.
2. Go to the gemeide with Passport ,passport size photos, work contract, contract or letter regarding your stay and around 100 Chf per head as fees fro register.
3. After you register with gemeide ,within 15 days you will receive your permit to the address you have provided.
4. You receive a notification from stadt to inform that about your health insurance which is covered by your employer or by yourself etc
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