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Permis B.. but less than 1 year

Hi all,

I am a postdoctoral researcher that arrived on April 1, 2015. My contract was supposed to start March 1, 2015 ending March 1 2016 with extensions allowable, but I didn't arrive until April 2015.

I just received my Permis, and it is B, and the only only observation is "formation avec activite", which makes sense since postdocs are treated as employable students.

However, the permis is only for 6 months. HR nor the secretaries in my department understand why. If they only wanted to give me 6 months, why not give me an L and not a B.

The only reason I can think of is that I entered in April and thus would never have been 12 months on this permis and so they reduced it down to 6.

I'm sure its not something to worry about since B can be renewed, but does anyone have any other thoughts?
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Re: Permis B.. but less than 1 year

I would think as well that this is due to your arriving late. Giving a permit for 12 months as from April would be beyond your contract when your permit expires. And a B as this is the correct permit for your position.
But then again, this is the first time I hear this.
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Re: Permis B.. but less than 1 year

My girlfriend had a 6 month B permit when we initially arrived, once we moved apartments after 2 months. She had to register with a different town (Baar) and they changed it to a 5 year permit. When we asked about this, nobody knew why she had been only given a 6 month permit as everyone I know has a 5 year B permit.
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Re: Permis B.. but less than 1 year

I had the 6-month B permit during year 1. This was because my "immatriculation" was done on a semester-basis as opposed to an annual-basis. It was only from year 2 that I got the one year B permits (i.e. when my work contracts were for longer terms).
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Re: Permis B.. but less than 1 year

thanks everyone for your replies!

I hope the renewal is as smooth sailing as the permis and my initial visa. I haven't had a single surprise until the validity date came up.

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Re: Permis B.. but less than 1 year

oh and as expected, 1 month after getting my Permis, I receive a letter from l'OCP requesting I start the renewal process!
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