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URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

Hello,

I have a question regarding L permit.

My contract is due to start on the 1st of May,
but given the short notice I will only be able to arrive in Switzerland on the 2nd and start working on the 4th.

Will it be ok if I register as soon as I can on the 4th of May even though it's after the starting date of my contract?

I'm EU citizen and I signed a contract for 6 months.

Thank you very much in advance
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

It'll be OK.


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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

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Will it be ok if I register as soon as I can on the 4th of May even though it's after the starting date of my contract?
Yes.

And have a great start at your new job!
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

May 1st is a holiday in canton Zurich so everything will be shut, including your new work place. Go to the migration office first thing on Monday morning and register because you're not allowed to start working until you do.
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

Thank you, I'll go there first thing in the morning.

Do you know how much time can it take?
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

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Will it be ok if I register as soon as I can on the 4th of May even though it's after the starting date of my contract?
From the Zurich city website :

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/portal/...n_zuerich.html

From your arrival in Zürich, you have fourteen days to register at the district office responsible for your living area. Foreign citizens require a valid passport and/or identity card, a passport photo, and if available, a foreigner's identity card.
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

He may have up to 14 days to register but if he wants to start work on Monday he HAS to register then. He's not allowed to work without registering as a resident - because otherwise he's a tourist and tourists aren't allowed to work.

Take your employment contract, rental contract if you have one by then, passport and some passport photos with you. You'll need to fill in a form, but it will take a few weeks for the permit itself to be issued. I believe you can ask for a temporary document saying you've applied and this can be used when renting a property if you haven't arranged one yet, opening a bank account, etc.
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He may have up to 14 days to register but if he wants to start work on Monday he HAS to register then. He's not allowed to work without registering as a resident - because otherwise he's a tourist and tourists aren't allowed to work.

Take your employment contract, rental contract if you have one by then, passport and some passport photos with you. You'll need to fill in a form, but it will take a few weeks for the permit itself to be issued. I believe you can ask for a temporary document saying you've applied and this can be used when renting a property if you haven't arranged one yet, opening a bank account, etc.
Regarding the rental contract, is it accepted the receipt from airbnb?
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

I think so. If you're going to be staying there for several weeks it should be. What they want is a recognised address that your permit can be sent to when it's ready. Make sure your name is on the post box so that your post gets delivered. If the Airbnb is only temporary then you'll need to inform them later of your new address and will have to pay for the change of course. This is Switzerland after all.
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

Hi there!

No, you can start work from Monday even with out registering. You will have 14 days to get yourself registered.

AirbNb is not a valid document for your registration. This is my personal experience.

You will have to carry your passport, work contract, rental contract and your work authorization (if present or required. May be as you are from EU i am not sure you need this). They will give you a receipt which you can use for controlling when asked by police.

They will give you an appointment for biometrics and that day you will have to pay around 162 CHF i guess. You will receive your residence card in 10 days from the day you are done with Biometrics.

You will have to take out 2 to 3 hours from your schedule for this. Unless you are lucky one you will have to wait for long time

Hope this helps.

And wish you a good start at work and enjoy your stay.

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Hi there!

No, you can start work from Monday even with out registering. You will have 14 days to get yourself registered.
This was also my experience with new employees in our company. If the OP is really concerned he should call directly to the relevant authorities where he is living. .
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Hi there!

No, you can start work from Monday even with out registering. You will have 14 days to get yourself registered.
Wrong, as already said. From the FOM website:

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months
Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-25/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit."

Their underlining, not mine.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...hweiz/faq.html

You cannot start work until you have registered as being resident here.

Also EU nationals don't have to provide biometric data. All he needs to do is fill in the form/s and provide the supporting documents on Monday morning before he goes to work.
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

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Wrong, as already said. From the FOM website:

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months
Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-25/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit."

Their underlining, not mine.

Just for my knowledge! Is this getting registered before starting to work even applicable for Non-EU? I was told in Bern that i can work and will have 14 days of time for registration as i was not having a rental contract with me. I stayed in Hotel and a letter from hotel or airBnB are not acceptable is what i was told and the reason why they did not register me first day.
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Wrong, as already said. From the FOM website:

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months
Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-25/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit."

Their underlining, not mine.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...hweiz/faq.html

You cannot start work until you have registered as being resident here.

Also EU nationals don't have to provide biometric data. All he needs to do is fill in the form/s and provide the supporting documents on Monday morning before he goes to work.

You can keep quoting that all you like but real world, first hand experience says otherwise.

I, personally, myself, me, have first hand experience that contradicts what is written there and that was confirmed both by contacting the authorities prior to the employee arriving and by the employees themselves rocking up to register AFTER they had started working with zero issue.

So as things change per canton/commune/who knows what, the OP should do as I did for our employees, CALL the appropriate authorities and find out what they think. Then go from there.
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Re: URGENT Requiring L permit after start working

I'm not saying it doesn't happen miniMia, but technically you shouldn't work until you've registered. I also agree that it's probably best if the OP rings the commune/gemeinde today if he can to find out before he arrives.

I assume that more often than not people arrive with a few days to spare before they're due to start working so getting registered beforehand isn't normally a problem.

MG99 as a non-EU national you're different from an EU national in that your permit status has already been approved, otherwise you wouldn't have gotten the job. You still need to register as soon as you can within the 14 day limit though so the process of getting it issued to you can start.
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