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Is a D-[VISA] a card or a page inserted into my passport?

Hi folks,
For anyone who has received a D-permit before immigrating, what form does it come in?

I'm asking because I plan to enter the EU as a normal tourist since my D-permit will not likely be ready in time. So I am wondering whether I need to fly back to Canada to get it, or if I can have it couriered to me. I know I am supposed to have it when entering the EU permanently - I am absolutely willing to fly back to Canada to get it, just wondering what my options will be. If I have it couriered then maybe I could just use it re-enter after a holiday and fly somewhere cheaper than Canada, or whatever. But if I have to show up in person to have it laminated into my passport that's a different story. My local consulate has NO useful information on their website - ugh!

Thanks so much!
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Re: Is a D-Permit a card or a page inserted into my passport?

What is a D permit? I know of B, C, L and F, but D?!?

Anyway, the permits I know of are separate from the passport, as they are residence permit and issued by Switzerland.
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What is a D permit? I know of B, C, L and F, but D?!?

Anyway, the permits I know of are separate from the passport, as they are residence permit and issued by Switzerland.
I think it's a visa rather than a permit.
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Re: Is a D-Permit a card or a page inserted into my passport?

Yes, you have to go back to Canada to get the Type D visa stamped into your passport. If you ask the embassy in Canada nicely they may be able to forward it to a European embassy (UK, France, Germany) and you can get it stamped in there. But they may not agree to do that so you would have to go back to Canada for it.
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Re: Is a D-Permit a card or a page inserted into my passport?

Information here,
http://www.expatica.com/ch/visas-and...ts_107631.html
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Re: Is a D-Permit a card or a page inserted into my passport?

OK, thanks - it is really unclear on the eda.admin.ch website. They say:

"As a general rule, the applicant must appear in person to submit a visa request. Please consult the information below to find out which visa desk is responsible for your place of residence and whether you may apply by mail."

And then on another page it says I can apply for the D-permit by mail but it never mentions how I will get it later. I recall that for my husband's visa to come live with me in Canada he couriered his passport to the Canadian consulate in Berlin (from Zurich) and it was back within a week.

I will definitely get in touch with the Canton/Montreal offices and ask pretty, pretty, pretty please if I can pick it up in Aargau or from another office in the EU. Thanks so much for the help!
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and ask pretty, pretty, pretty please if I can pick it up in Aargau or from another office in the EU.
You'll have to pick it up from a Swiss Embassy... there are no Swiss Embassies in Switzerland.
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