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B or C permit for a Special case

Dear all,

I have a special case: I'm Canadian, but both my parents and my sibling are Swiss citizens - don't bother asking how that happened.

I want to re-join my family in Switzerland but have found that there's no family re-unification policy in the country. I can't get a residence permit or any other type of immigration permit b-c I'm an adult and not eligible for those. So I would like to try to get a B permit or a C permit at least. I think with my whole family being Swiss, except for me, I would have a good case to get at least a B permit? That's all I want really, I'd be happy with the ability to work and stay with my family. I'm not asking for immigration or anything.

I tried contacting the immigration office in Geneva about my case but they haven't responded to my queries. Should I get a lawyer? Is my case strong enough that I don't need a lawyer? Any guidance on how I can at least get a B permit would be appreciated. thanks!
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Old 27.06.2015, 19:18
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Re: B or C permit for a Special case

You should contact the nearest Swiss embassy/consulate to you and see what they say.

There is family reunification in place - it would be similar to this I think.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification-eu-efta

So if you're over 21 then you don't qualify I'm afraid.

If you're over 22 then I doubt you have any possibility if your parents didn't register your birth abroad when you were born. Here is the criteria for simplified naturalisation.

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

Otherwise, sorry, but family or no, if you can't get an employer to sponsor you for a permit then you can't get one. As a non-EU national the only way to get a permit is to get a job here or to be so independently wealthy that you don't need to work. For any employer to be able to hire you, they have to show they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job.

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