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Language course for student visa

I follow a 5 language course. Can I get a student visa??

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Re: Language course for student visa

Could you please be more specific? What is a 5 language course? Which institution are you studying at?
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Re: Language course for student visa

As far as I know, Switzerland does not give visas just to come here and study German.
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Re: Language course for student visa

What is a 5-language course?

A visa is an admission for entry. So I'm not sure what you want with a visa. But yes, that you will get. Which one depends on the length of the course.

What you won't get is a residence, let alone a work permit, if that's what you're really looking for. Student permits don't typically extend to language courses, with a few exceptions
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Re: Language course for student visa

I don't know how it is now, but in 2010 a friend of mine was coming to Zürich for studying German in one year. Yes, she DID get a student visa and while she was here she got a L permit.
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Re: Language course for student visa

More pertinent question maybe is how come you're still here? Ci dependent children permits only apply up to age 25 and you said here that you were 26 last year.

How to work under a Ci permit

I assume you're now 27 so you've been here illegally for 2 years that I can see if you haven't already got a job or been studying and have a student permit.

"Permit Ci (residence permit with gainful employment)
The residence permit with gainful employment is intended for members of the families of intergovernmental organisations and for members of foreign representations. This concerns the spouses and children up to 25 years of age. The validity of the permit is limited to the duration of the main holder's function."

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...lt_erwerb.html
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As far as I know, Switzerland does not give visas just to come here and study German.
wrong, you can get a visa as a student if you have a course that is considered full time (20 hours a week). This information was given to me by Canton Neuchatel to learn French, I do not see why it would be different in the German side of CH
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Re: Language course for student visa

I didn't realize a language school was proper grounds to get a permit.

Which type of schools is this possible at?
What is the cost for this type of school?
Is there on in Lausanne?
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Re: Language course for student visa

Google is your friend - as usual.

https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...ne+switzerland
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Re: Language course for student visa

geeze you are all kinds of help today

Yes I know there are many language schools here- I'm not sure they can all sponsor B permits.
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Re: Language course for student visa

Then call/e-mail them and find out. Basically if they accept you as a student then you need to apply for your permit yourself, they won't do it for you. At least that's the way it works for the universities.
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Then call/e-mail them and find out. Basically if they accept you as a student then you need to apply for your permit yourself, they won't do it for you. At least that's the way it works for the universities.
Yes, I have contacted a school since last posting.

The real question is if it is necessary to file a new permit application (which requires going back to the US) or more simply renewing my current permit with enrollment at the language school.
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